As one of the nation's top cardiac hospitals, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has assembled an expert team of nationally known cardiac specialists skilled in all aspects of heart care.
Combined with state-of-the-art technology, RWJUH provides innovative diagnosis, care and treatment in areas including cardiac diagnostic technologies, cardiology, arrythmia control and angioplasty.
In addition, world-class surgeons provide expertise in all facets of surgery such as off-pump coronary bypass grafting, complex valvular surgery, including the latest minimally-invasive and robotic approaches, and heart transplant.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has ranked repeatedly among "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S.News & World Report in Heart and Heart Surgery.
Diagnosis and Intervention
RWJUH is home to seven adult and one pediatric state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratories (including two cardiac electrophysiology labs). Within these labs, physicians perform a full range of diagnostic catheterization and coronary interventional procedures such as coronary arteriography, stenting and angioplasty. One of the busiest labs in the region, over 12,000 procedures are performed here annually.
Cardiothoracic surgeons at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital are experienced and highly-respected physicians in their subspecialty field. Performing over 1,000 cardiothoracic surgical procedures per year, their morbidity and mortality rates, as published in the annual report from the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, are excellent.
Some of the area’s sickest patients are referred to our surgeons because of their expertise, including those patients who have been turned down for surgery elsewhere.
Physicians at RWJUH use twelve-lead electrocardiography to diagnose a variety of conditions including rhythm disorders and heart attacks. Signal averaged electrocardiography is helpful in differentiating patients at high risk from those at low risk for dangerous heart rhythm disturbances. Other diagnostic techniques such as Holter monitoring are also employed. Treatments including Implantable defibrillators, pacemakers and radio frequency ablation are also available.
Care For Advanced Heart Failure
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Program offers state-of-the-art treatment for the heart including specialized medical, device, and surgical therapy. It stands at the forefront of many programs that offer care for patients with end-stage heart failure and has shorter waiting times for heart transplantation than other large metropolitan areas. In some cases where conventional medical treatments and surgical intervention may not be enough, RWJUH also offers new hope with the latest generation of mechanical heart assist devices, and is one of only one of four sites nationally approved to offer the AbioCor, the world's first self-contained, implantable "artificial heart".