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Structural Heart Disease Program

Structural heart disease is a problem with the tissues or valves of the heart. Many structural heart diseases are congenital, which means present at birth. Some structural heart disease will develop later in life. There are many kinds of structural heart diseases, but they all involve a defect or disorder in the structure of the heart tissue or valves. Historically, open-heart surgery has been the traditional, common method for treating this type of disease. However, our specialists are able to offer less-invasive procedures, which provide an alternative for patients for whom traditional surgery is considered too risky.

RWJBarnabas Health’s Structural Heart program, available at Jersey City Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – New Brunswick, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, provides innovative, multi-specialty care for patients with advanced and complex valvular and structural heart disease. From evaluation to treatment, this unique program delivers the best possible outcomes for each and every patient.

Requesting an Appointment

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

Your cardiologist and cardiothoracic surgeon will decide the specific procedure 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:

Meet the Team

Instrumental to our program’s success is our passionate, experienced, and integrated multidisciplinary team comprised of cardiovascular specialists skilled in all aspects of health care. To learn more about our team members, please visit our “Meet our Structural Heart Team” page.

Meet Our Team

Access to the Latest Medical and Clinical Research

RWJBH 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.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-5000
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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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