Heart Attack

If you think you are having a heart attack, call 911 immediately.

RWJBarnabas Health: Leading the Way in Heart Attack Care

From our local cardiologists to our world-class transplant, valve and surgical programs, RWJBarnabas Health has built New Jersey's largest and most comprehensive cardiac care network. A full range of interventional options is available at RWJBarnabas Health to treat heart attacks, also called a myocardial infarction, sometimes simply referred to as an ‘MI’.

Specialized Cardiac Care Services

Our nationally recognized Heart Centers bring together a full complement of clinical resources and our patient-centered philosophy continues to improve the heart health of New Jersey residents. Our award-winning Heart Centers have integrated their diagnostic, medical, and surgical services into one comprehensive system-wide program. This approach offers patients the combined expertise of a broad range of cardiac specialists and the benefits of the most up-to-date technological advances. Our accredited Chest Pain Centers offer rapid diagnosis and fast treatment before a situation worsens, often preventing a severe heart attack from occurring.

Our state-of-the-art emergency departments provide treatments and specialized cardiac care services, including:

  • Dedicated Chest Pain Centers treat patients undergoing a heart attack or having symptoms.
  • Emergency Angioplasty available 24/7 when life-saving care is needed.
  • Inpatient Units staffed by highly-experienced cardiologists and nurses who care for patients who have undergone cardiac procedures.
  • Critical Care Units offering individualized care for patients with a variety of high-risk cardiac diagnoses, including as myocardial infarction.

Our premier cardiac services provide immediate access to highly sophisticated heart surgery and our patients faced with a cardiac crisis benefit from the most advanced tools for diagnostic and therapeutic intervention. RWJBarnabas 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 throughout New Jersey. Heart attack treatment options at RWJBarnabas Health include:

  • Angioplasty
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery.
  • Stent Procedure
  • Medications, including beta-blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and statins

Our Heart Attack Specialists

RWJBarnabas Health's cardiac surgeons are recognized as national leaders in the field of cardiac surgery and are advancing the latest minimally invasive techniques that offer patients faster recovery and fewer complications. Our expert teams of nationally known cardiac surgeons provide expertise in all facets of surgery such as off-pump coronary bypass grafting, complex valve surgery, including the latest minimally-invasive and robotic approaches, and heart transplant. Utilizing the most advanced treatment options available, our highly skilled emergency medicine physicians, cardiologists, cardiac nurses, technicians, pharmacists, and staff are specifically trained to care for cardiac patients.

For a referral to a RWJBarnabas Health cardiologist or primary care physician, call 888-724-7123.