- Newark Beth Israel is the most experienced and comprehensive advanced heart failure treatment center in New Jersey. It has been at the forefront in state-of-the-art univentricular and biventricular circulatory support for almost two decades and placed the state’s first implantable device in 1993.
- It is one of the nation’s principal centers for implantation of the latest generation of devices, placing a combined total of more than 500 devices for myocardial recovery, bridge to transplant and destination therapy.
- The team’s expertise has allowed Newark Beth Israel to offer virtually all FDA-approved and investigational implantable ventricular assist devices for more than 17 years. The latest devices are helping to expand therapy for people with smaller chest cavities, particularly women.
- AbioMed BVS 5000 and AB5000
- DuraHeart (investigational)
- HeartMate XVE
- HeartMate II (ranked seventh in the nation for the
number of devices implanted)
- HeartWare (investigational)
- MicroMed DeBakey VAD
- Thoratec IVAD/PVAD
- The team’s expertise in the placement and management of VAD therapy has made it a regional and national training center and an active clinical research site. Physicians, nurses and first responders across New Jersey seek VAD education and training from leaders in the field at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
- The program received The Joint Commission Certification for VAD for Destination Therapy in February 2009.
, has been implanting VADs for 15 years. She chairs the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Workforce on the Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease and is spearheading simulated computer VAD training in partnership with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
, is one of the nation’s most experienced cardiologists in the field of mechanical circulatory support and a frequent lecturer regionally and nationally. He serves as Chair of the UNOS Heart Subcommittee effective July 2010.
, is conducting groundbreaking research in immunosuppressive medications that has gained international attention. He serves as Chair of the Scientific Council on Heart Failure and Tranplantation of the International Society for
Heart and Lung Transplantation.
, has five years experience in coordinating the care and patient education for VAD recipients. He founded the first International Society of Ventricular Assist Coordinators that currently has over 200 members in nine countries.
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