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Morristown Medical Center – The Hub of Heart Care
Home to the largest cardiac surgery program in New Jersey and ranked one of the 50 best hospitals in the nation for cardiology & heart surgery by US News & World Report, Morristown Medical Center’s Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute serves as the hub of Atlantic Health System Heart Care.
Patients from Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center are seamlessly connected to Morristown when advanced cardiovascular care is necessary thanks to an infrastructure that includes helipads and ambulance transport and an electronic health record system that allows physicians to share health records in real time. In addition, pediatric cardiology services are available at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, located on the Morristown Medical Center campus.
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Cardiovascular Treatments & Services
Cardiac Catheterization, Angioplasty and Stenting
The invasive cardiologists of Atlantic Health System perform more than 7,000 cardiac catheterizations annually and over 3,500 angioplasties to open blocked vessels of the heart. Our cardiologists frequently perform transradial cardiac catheterizations which use the radial artery in the wrist for access. At Morristown Medical Center, about 65% of cases are now performed utilizing the radial approach, allowing for a quicker recovery and lower complication rate.
At Morristown Medical Center, our state of the art clinical and interventional management of cardiac rhythm problems has continued to grow. Our physicians perform the most complex curative ablation procedures, as well as Watchman procedures to minimize risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Our physicians are focused on performing a full array of the latest implantable pacemaker, implantable defibrillator, cardiac resynchronization, and loop monitor implants - with excellent results.
Morristown Medical Center is able to take care of all aspects of adult cardiac surgery with the most experienced team in New Jersey. We have had the most successful outcomes in the state for the past decade while focusing on a patient-centric environment.
Cardiovascular Rescue and Recovery Program
The Atlantic Health Cardiovascular Rescue and Recovery Program at Morristown Medical Center offers the highest quality of care for patients with coronary artery disease, myocardial disease, cardiogenic shock, as well as patients who require conventional or complex percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) . We use a multidisciplinary team approach to deliver a variety of procedures.
Atlantic Health System Heart Care’s state-of-the-art cardiovascular imaging can find the root cause of a heart condition before it escalates into a medical emergency. We offer nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, among other services.
Our expert heart failure team, including physicians, nurse practitioners, specialized RNs, dieticians and pharmacists, offer a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient management program designed to provide specialized heart care for both patients and their families with advanced heart failure, cardiomyopathies and pulmonary hypertension.
Morristown Medical Center’s Chanin T. Mast Center for the Treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), is a center dedicated exclusively to the diagnosis and treatment of HCM patients, a first-in-kind, multidisciplinary program in New Jersey.
Research and Clinical Trials
Atlantic Health System Heart Care participates in dozens of clinical trials each year, giving our patients access to the latest technology and medications sooner than available to the general public. Our cardiac researchers frequently present their findings from these studies at key medical meetings around the globe.
Our sports cardiology doctor specializes in athletes and active individuals with acquired conditions including hypertension, coronary artery disease, arrhythmia and valvular disease. In addition to those with hereditary cardiovascular disease, such as heart muscle, electrical, valvular and artery diseases, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Thoracic Aortic Disease
The multi-disciplinary team at the Atlantic Aortic Center provides a comprehensive, innovative approach to diagnosing and treating patients with thoracic aortic disease such as aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, bicuspid aortic valve, connective tissue disorders, and other aortic pathology.
Transcatheter Valve and Structural Heart Therapies
Performing more TAVR procedures than any other hospital in the state, Morristown Medical Center is poised to continue leading innovations in valve repair for years to come.
Women’s Heart Program
We understand that women have unique cardiovascular health needs. Our program provides gender-specific care to those with known or suspected heart disease.
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COVID-19 & Heart Health
Some patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19 have experienced heart damage. Reports have indicated that this type of cardiac injury, which can include myocarditis (heart muscle inflammation), may also occur with asymptomatic or mild-severity COVID-19 infection too.
Furthermore, researchers are looking into the best approach to managing cardiovascular risk following COVID-19 infection. At Atlantic Health System, Matthew Martinez, MD, FACC, Director, Sports Cardiology, is leading our participation in a program to document heart health among competitive athletes who have recovered from COVID -19.
Awards and Accreditations
Morristown Medical Center
Coronary Care Unit and Cardiac Unit winner of the silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center are recipients of the American College of Cardiology's ACTION Registry®-GWTG™ Platinum Performance Achievement Award for improvement in the treatment of heart attack patients.