Hackensack Meridian Health one of few to offer Innovative Cardiac Treatment

Hackensack Meridian Health’s two academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center – are just two of only a few hospitals in the country and two of only three hospitals in New Jersey to offer an innovative new treatment that dramatically reduces the risk of stroke in patients with blocked carotid arteries. The minimally invasive procedure, called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR), employs a new FDA-approved neuroprotection system that temporarily reverses blood flow in the artery during the procedure to prevent dangerous plaque from traveling to the brain and causing a stroke. (This article was also featured in TapInto.Net.)

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