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
- 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:
- 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,