Heart Disease

Mick Jagger’s recent heart valve replacement surgery has drawn international awareness to advancements in cardiovascular medicine. Only a few years ago, such a procedure required open heart surgery with a lengthy recovery time. Today, however, surgeons can perform heart valve replacement via a catheter inserted into a small incision in the groin. Atlantic Health System’s vice-chair of cardiovascular medicine John Brown, MD, recently answered questions about transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and other options for patients with aortic stenosis or mitral valve regurgitation. Read the full Q&A >



Heart Disease Programs and Screenings


Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”

Blood Pressure and Glucose Screening
Learn your numbers and how to reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke. This program is free and registration is not required.
 
First Friday of every month, Noon to 3:00pm
Parsippany ShopRite, 808 Route 46, Parsippany, NJ
 
Second Friday of every month, Noon to 3:00pm
ShopRite of Bernardsville, 93 Morristown Road, Bernardsville, NJ
 
Third Friday of every month, Noon to 3:00 pm
ShopRite of Wharton, 314 Route 15, Wharton, NJ
 
Fourth Friday of every month, Noon to 3:00pm
ShopRite of Greater Morristown, 178 East Hanover Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ
 
Heart Failure Support Group
Heart failure patients and caregivers can meet to share experiences and discuss concerns. Refreshments will be provided.
Fourth Tuesday of every month; 12:30 to 2:00pm
Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, Level C, Wilf A Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-7901.
 
Support Group: Navigating the Milrinone Journey
Patients and caregivers can learn about treating heart failure with the drug known as Milrinone. Refreshments will be provided.
Second Tuesday of every month; 12:30 to 2:00pm
Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, Level C, Wilf A Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-7901.
 
Smoking Cessation
Receive the support and guidance needed to quit smoking in six weeks. This group is free and open to all adults in the community, but registration and a smoking assessment are required to participate.
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Radiation Conference Room
For class dates and to register, please call 973-971-7971 or 973-971-6358.
 
WomenHeart of Morristown Medical Center
This national organization is dedicated to advancing women’s heart health. Join our monthly meetings at Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute for education, peer-to-peer patient support and access to local resources. Light refreshments are served.
 
 
Mended Hearts
A monthly support group for heart disease patients and caregivers; cardiac physicians and allied health professionals will discuss topics on heart health. Registration is not required.
Fourth Sunday of every month, 1:30 to 3:00pm                                                                        
Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, Wilf Conference Room, 100 Madison Ave, Morristown, NJ
 
Chambers Center by PALM Health
Our state-of-the-art, personalized medicine clinic and wellness club offers a comprehensive range of medical, preventive care, mental health, fitness, nutrition, spa and therapeutic services designed to improve overall well-being. Learn more >


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