Jersey Shore provides the only open and minimally invasive heart surgery program in Monmouth and Ocean counties
From prevention to complex heart surgeries, Jersey Shore University Medical Center has state-of-the-art technology and treatment options not available anywhere else in the region. Our experienced cardiac team has performed more than 20,000 heart surgeries and procedures over the past 30 years. Simply put, more patients come to us for the promise of faster recovery and quality care than any other heart program in the area.
Our comprehensive cardiac program includes:
Angioscreen is a comprehensive heart and vascular screening offered by Hackensack Meridian Health. In just 15 minutes, this simple, non-invasive evaluation will help identify your risk for heart disease and stroke, so you can take charge of a heart-healthy life. In addition, we offer various nutrition and fitness programs to help get and keep patients on the road to a healthy heart.
Diagnostics, Catheterization and Electrophysiology
Last year, Jersey Shore performed over 7,000 diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures – the second highest of any hospital in New Jersey. In addition, our cardiac team performs 10 times more angioplasties and stent placements than all other hospitals in Monmouth and Ocean counties combined along with approximately 1,000 pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) procedures each year.
At the heart of Hackensack Meridian Health’s comprehensive cardiovascular care is its leading-edge cardiac surgery program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. For many cardiovascular conditions, heart surgery remains the gold standard in treatment options, and can improve quality of life for patients when medical therapies cannot effectively manage their condition.
As a high-volume cardiac surgery center, Jersey Shore is a leader in the region, and provides the latest treatments using innovative technology and new techniques to mend virtually any heart.
Continuously Achieving Outstanding Outcomes
The Cardiac Surgery Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center is one of the most respected in New Jersey, and the region. As the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties licensed to perform open heart surgery, Jersey Shore performs more than 850 heart surgeries a year, while maintaining outstanding outcomes that rival the nation’s best.
At Jersey Shore, our cardiac team is never content with the status quo. They are always pushing boundaries and keeping up with the latest clinical trials to offer our patients the newest and most effective treatment options. Some of our most recent innovative techniques and procedures include:
- The only hospital in the region to offer mitral valve clip surgery – a device that can repair poorly functioning heart valves without the need for open-heart
- The only hospital in the region to offer left ventricular assist device (LVAD) surgery – a device that keeps hearts pumping for patients with advanced heart failure
- The first hospital in New Jersey to implant the world’s smallest pacemaker
- One of a few hospitals in the country and one of only three hospitals in New Jersey to offer TCAR, the most advanced minimally invasive procedure that dramatically reduces the risk of stroke in patients being treated for carotid artery disease
- The first hospital in the region, and one of the only in the state, to offer robotic assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) to provide patients with better outcomes, significantly reducing the traumatic impact and recovery for patients
- Among the first 150 sites in the U.S., and one of the largest in the state, to offer Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a minimally-invasive valve replacement technique that is an alternative to open-heart surgery
- The first hospital in New Jersey to perform the Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant procedure, providing patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative to long-term “blood-thinning” warfarin medication
Our cardiac rehabilitation program helps patients reduce risk factors associated with coronary artery disease; attain and maintain high levels of energy and endurance to improve quality of life; focus on healthy meal planning, exercise, stress management, medications, weight loss, and smoking cessation; and adhere to a customized fitness program that will last a lifetime.