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Cardiovascular Services

Holy Name Medical Center's multidisciplinary team of experts provides accurate diagnosis and gender-specific care for the best cardiac outcomes. Prevention initiatives, leading-edge technology, progressive treatments and award-winning rehabilitation services—Holy Name puts it all together to keep you healthy when your heart is at risk.

Holy Name Medical Center's comprehensive cardiovascular program provides optimal quality of care and patient safety with a wide array of preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Our goal is to detect and treat cardiac disease before it becomes life-threatening, and to provide services along a continuum, so that every patient's care is fluid and streamlined.

Holy Name's multidisciplinary cardiac team includes experts from all aspects of cardiovascular disease management, including board-certified cardiologists and interventional cardiologists, neurologists and emergency medicine physicians, specialized registered nurses and exercise physiologists, registered and certified diagnostic technologists and technicians, rehabilitation specialists, and a specially-trained support staff.

Most diagnostic tests and many treatment procedures can be accomplished on an outpatient basis, without an overnight stay in the Medical Center. For patients who require hospitalization with specialized care and monitoring following a medical event, the inpatient continuum of care at Holy Name features intensive care, intermediate care and telemetry units. Both the ICU and the telemetry unit are recognized with the Beacon Award for patient care excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Patients at low risk for a cardiac event who are admitted to other nursing units can be monitored through Holy Name's hospital-wide remote telemetry system.
Diagnostic, Treatment, Rehabilitation

Holy Name Medical Center provides a broad spectrum of services for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and the rehabilitation of individuals who have had a cardiac event or are recovering from a cardiac procedure.
  • Cardiac catheterization/percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA, or angioplasty)

    • Cardiac catheterization (via the groin) with and without stent
    • Radial cardiac catheterization (via the wrist) with and without stent
  • Pacemaker implantation, including MRI-compatible pacemaker
  • 64-slice CT angiography provides multidimensional images of the heart, captured in fewer than five heartbeats
  • Late-generation SPECT imaging (nuclear medicine) diagnoses heart disease with high-resolution, 3D images, cutting test time in half
  • Electrocardiograms (ECGs) record electrical impulses of the heart's contractions
  • Echocardiograms visualize the heart, its valves and blood vessels, and assess their function
  • Transesophageal echocardiograms use fiber optics to depict the heart
  • Cardiac PET/CT stress testing identifies coronary artery disease without conventional, physically challenging stress testing
  • Stress testing with a treadmill measures the electrical activity of the heart
  • Stress echocardiography employs echocardiography before and after a regular stress test to assess the heart's functioning capacity
  • Thallium stress testing uses radioisotope injection to visualize the heart
  • Holter monitoring uses a portable digital device to detect irregular heart activity over a sustained period of time
  • Cardiac rehabilitation program for individuals who want to lower their cardiac risk factors and those who are recovering from a cardiac event or procedure
  • Clinical research trial opportunities for patients
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures
Holy Name was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, 2010, by the nation's leading accrediting body for healthcare, The Joint Commission. The Medical Center was the only hospital in Bergen County, NJ, and one of only 12 in New Jersey that received top performer status for outstanding patient care in three major areas, including heart attack. Nationwide, Holy Name was in the top 14 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals to be recognized.

Award for Critical Care Excellence
Holy Name Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and its Telemetry Unit (also known as the Progressive Care Unit) received the gold and silver Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Only 315 of 6,000 ICUs in the nation are recognized for excellence with the Beacon Award. In New Jersey, Holy Name was one of only four units to achieve gold status in 2011.

Chest Pain Center
Holy Name is accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, which recognizes expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding stringent criteria and completing on-site evaluations.

Primary Stroke Center
Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission assures that Holy Name meets stringent national criteria for clinical practice and performance measurements for stroke care, and recognizes the Medical Center's exceptional efforts to meet the specialized needs of stroke patients.


At Holy Name, our cardiovascular services are nationally recognized and feature revolutionary technology, including a state-of-the-art cardiac cath lab, and board- certified cardiologists.