Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center can now provide elective angioplasty, a scheduled procedure that cardiologists use to open clogged coronary arteries with stents, in patients diagnosed with coronary artery disease.
This minimally invasive treatment restores blood supply to the heart muscle and helps prevent heart attack, heart failure and other forms of heart disease.
For many years, Bayshore has provided emergency angioplasty for patients experiencing a heart attack and cardiac catheterization procedures to diagnose heart disease. But, through a recent licensure from the New Jersey Department of Health, cardiologists can perform diagnostic testing and, if needed, necessary treatment during one visit.
Recently, the medical center completed its first elective case successfully, with the patient now home and recuperating well.
“Residents of Holmdel and the surrounding communities have reason to celebrate, as they can now schedule life-changing elective angioplasty procedures close to home,” said Todd Way, regional president, Hackensack Meridian Health central market. “And, with additional hospitals around the state also becoming licensed, any delay in care that previously could occur due to limited patient capacity will be greatly reduced.”
Bayshore’s cardiac Multi-Specialty Interventional Suite provides patients with the most advanced cardiac technology, an American College of Cardiology Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, pacemaker procedures with a 5-star rating from Healthgrades and cardiac rehabilitation services.
Hospitals providing angioplasty have arrangements in place with local facilities that provide open-heart surgery in case of emergency. Bayshore’s backup facility is Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Monmouth and Ocean counties’ only minimally invasive and open-heart surgery program.
“Although elective angioplasty is new to Bayshore, the community can rest assured the medical center’s cardiologists and nurses are experienced in providing angioplasty to enhance and save the lives of patients,” said Dr. Richard Neibart, clinical medical director, Cardiovascular Care Transformation Service, Hackensack Meridian Health, and chief, cardiac surgery, Jersey Shore University Medical Center. “As part of Hackensack Meridian, Bayshore’s patients are connected to a comprehensive range of leading-edge technologies treating heart disease and world-renowned cardiac experts, right here in New Jersey.”
Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of disability and death for women and men. With this in mind, Hackensack Meridian has developed an interdisciplinary team of award-winning heart specialists. Collaboratively, they provide a comprehensive, statewide program for identifying, treating and managing heart and vascular conditions for patients of all ages.