Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

doctor and patientPutting your heart in the hands of another is a big step. We’re here to help you feel confident and empower you to make the best choice for you and your heart health. RWJBarnabas Health’s Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support program, available at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-New Brunswick, is a regional and national leader. Our two programs are the only heart transplant centers in the state of New Jersey and have the most experience caring for patients that require ECMO and VAD support.

Requesting an Appointment

Prior to scheduling an appointment with one of our cardiovascular specialists, you may request a referral from your cardiologist. In some cases, you may make a self-referral. For a self-referral, please contact us or request an appointment online.

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Conditions Treated

Our program is able to treat a variety of heart conditions. These include but are not limited to:

Procedures Offered

The specific procedure received will be based on several factors, including the type of heart disease you have and how severe it is; your age, medical history and lifestyle; and results of tests performed during your initial evaluation. Some of the procedural options may include:

Access to the Latest Medical and Clinical Research

RWJBarnabas Health Heart, Vascular & Thoracic also prides itself in providing patients with the opportunity to have access to the latest technology and medical advancements via participation in some of the most renowned clinical studies offered. As you are aware, clinical studies help bridge research and patient care by evaluating therapies, drugs and diagnostic tools to drive discoveries into clinical practice. To learn more about our clinical trials, please visit our Clinical Trials page.

Heart Care Video Library

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Patient Stories

  • “The Impella 5.5 was a life-saving device for me,” Keith added. “When I went into the hospital I did not know if or how I was going to have the opportunity to receive a heart. The Impella 5.5 made that possible for me.”

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  • He is also deeply grateful to RWJUH’s Heart Transplant Team for giving him the ultimate second chance at life.

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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000

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