Thanks to advances in medical and surgical care, most children with congenital heart defects are surviving into adulthood. In fact, today, there are more adults living with congenital heart disease than children diagnosed with congenital heart defects.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center combines pediatric and adult medical, catheter-based interventional and surgical expertise to address the long-term needs of teens, adults and the elderly living with congenital heart disorders. The center’s cardiac imaging specialists are indispensable in identifying congenital and acquired heart conditions at any age.
In consultation with the patient’s referring cardiologist, the team of cardiac and pulmonary subspecialists meets regularly to review each individual case and plan the best possible treatments. Backed by the full resources of the comprehensive Heart Center, every treatment option is available on-site, including heart transplant. The renowned team has been providing advanced therapies for structural heart problems for more than a decade. The procedures include:
The transition to adult care is vital for people with congenital heart disease because their cardiac problems differ from those of people with acquired heart disease. The center treats all types of congenital heart conditions in adults, including those complicated by heart rhythm problems, heart failure, pregnancy and pacemakers.
Each individual case is reviewed by a team of cardiac and pulmonary subspecialists and a nurse coordinator assists the patient through the entire treatment process.
| Adult Cardiac Surgery
||Craig R. Saunders, MD
|Adult Interventional Cardiology
|| Marc Cohen, MD
||Mark Roelke, MD
||Chunguang Chen, MD
|Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Sunil P. Malhotra, MD
|Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology
Mark J. Zucker, MD, JD
||Brian O’Connor, MD
|Pediatric Interventional Cardiology
||Rajiv Verma, MD
Comprehensive care includes multidisciplinary specialists in:
- Internal Medicine
- Maternal and Fetal Medicine
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Social Services and Counseling for Vocational Training
For more information or to make an appointment, call
973-926-7205 (adult) or 973-926-3500 (pediatric).
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