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Barnabas Health Heart Centers Earn Recognition from American Heart Association in Heart Failure Treatment


The Barnabas Health Heart Centers have earned the American Heart Association's (AHA) prestigious Gold Award in heart failure treatment. This advanced level of recognition acknowledges hospitals that have demonstrated compliance in the AHA's established heart failure achievement measures as outlined in its Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure program. Get With The Guidelines® is the AHA's collaborative quality improvement program, demonstrated to improve adherence to evidence-based care of patients hospitalized with heart failure.

Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure, is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough oxygenated blood to meet the needs of the body's other organs. The heart keeps pumping, but not as efficiently as a healthy heart. Usually, the heart's diminished capacity to pump reflects a progressive, underlying condition.

"The Barnabas Health Heart Centers provide patients with a progressive heart failure management program that empowers them to improve their heart health," explains Charles J. Mattina, MD, FACC, Medical Director, Heart Failure Program, Barnabas Health Heart Center at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. The Centers' Heart Failure program assists patients in managing symptoms through daily medical monitoring, education and counseling, to help them avoid unnecessary hospital visits. "We are proud to receive this recognition from the American Heart Association," adds Dr. Mattina. "It further illustrates our strong commitment to quality patient care that assists in improving lives and keeping our communities healthy."

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About Barnabas Health Heart Centers

Barnabas Health's expansive network of cardiac services and facilities offers all the advantages of a single, multi-center program, with convenient access to consultation, testing, follow-up care, and rehabilitation. Our award-winning Heart Centers are nationally recognized. We offer adult and pediatric cardiovascular programs throughout New Jersey. Our emergency department provides treatment and diagnosis of heart attack and other cardiac conditions. Barnabas Health's cardiac surgeons perform minimally invasive valve and bypass surgeries, and complex open-heart surgery. Our heart transplant program is the third largest in the nation.

Our Heart Centers act as a model for today's most progressive cardiac programs, bringing together an extensive team of experienced heart specialists with a full complement of clinical resources. Our patient-centered philosophy continues to guide our ambition to improve the heart health of New Jersey residents.

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