Our Cardiovascular Program: By The Numbers
Our Advanced Cardiovascular Services
- Minimally Invasive Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR): Hackensack Meridian Health is among a select number of hospitals nationwide to offer the TCAR procedure, which uses a transcarotid neuroprotection system to reduce the risk of stroke. TCAR is performed at Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center.
- MitraClip®: Used to reduce mitral valve regurgitation, the MitraClip® device is a minimally invasive approach for patients who are not candidates for invasive surgery. Led by Carlos Ruiz, M.D., the team at Hackensack University Medical Center, and more recently, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, performs the highest volume of MitraClip procedures in New Jersey, and the second-highest in the region.
- WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device: Implanted in the heart, the LAAC device closes off the left atrial appendage, which is the source for more than 90 percent of stroke-causing blood clots in people with AFib. The team at Jersey Shore University Medical Center was the first to implant the WATCHMAN™ Device in New Jersey and currently performs the highest volume in the state.
- Lower Extremity Radial Approach: Hackensack University Medical Center is among the first in the country to perform lower extremity angiograms from a radial approach, versus utilizing the femoral artery. The radial approach is a safer and more comfortable technique for treatment of peripheral arterial disease.
For more information about our cardiovascular program, please call 551-996-1567.