Heart Disease

Calcifications in the coronary arteries could be an early sign of heart disease, but there’s a simple, minimally invasive test that can determine your risk. Available at Morristown Medical Center, coronary artery calcium scans are fast and require no blood draws or intravenous (IV) contrast. To schedule this test, call 973-971-7750 or read more about identifying your heart disease risks >





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. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.

Go Red Women’s Heart Health
Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Join us to learn risk factors and prevention measures. Light refreshments will be provided.
Friday, February 2; 1:00 to 2:00pm or
Wednesday, February 14; 2:00 to 4:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion
333 Mount Hope Avenue, 3rd Floor Community Room, Rockaway, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

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 Monday 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.

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 Shop Rite, 808 Route 46, Parsippany

Third Friday of every month, Noon to 3:00pm
Wharton Shop Rite, 314 State Route 15 South, Wharton, NJ

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 973-971-5781.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
This highly-acclaimed, nine-week program can help you take control of the anxiety and chronic conditions affecting your life. Classes resume in January; please bring a yoga mat.
Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:30pm
Wednesdays, 10:30am to 1:00pm
Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-4890.

Lifestyle Change Program
We all know that a healthy lifestyle will help you feel and look your best. In this 12-week program, you’ll learn how to reach and maintain all of your fitness, weight and wellness goals using supervised exercises, stress management and the nutrition plan of renowned physician Joel Fuhrman, MD.
Fee: $775 ($400 deposit required)
Mondays and Wednesdays
Program times: 8:00 to 10:00am, 9:00 to 11:00am, 10:00am to Noon, 11:00am to 1:00pm, 4:00 to 6:00pm, 5:00 to 7:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm
Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Morristown, NJ
For more information and a schedule, please call 973-971-4890.

The Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease
This 9-week, outpatient program is scientifically proven to stop and even reverse heart disease through optimizing nutrition, stress management, fitness and social support. Eligible patients include those who have had a cardiac episode, such as open-heart surgery, a stent or stable angina. Medicare and other insurance companies cover this program.
Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Morristown, NJ
For a schedule and to register, please call 973-971-7230.

Personalized Exercise Guidance
Atlantic Health Weight & Wellness Center offers free, 15-minute introductory consultations with an exercise physiologist, who can prescribe a fitness program that may help you safely control your weight and improve your health.
435 South Street, Suite 330, Morristown NJ
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 973-971-7166
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Heart Disease Articles
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High doses of vitamin D seem to keep arteries more flexible and pliable, potentially warding off future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, preliminary research suggests.

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Powerful magnetic fields created during an MRI scan were thought to play havoc with some pacemakers, but a new study says these scans are safe for people with the heart devices.

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Older adults commonly suffer damage to heart cells during various types of surgery -- even non-heart-related surgeries -- and it can significantly raise their risk of dying from the procedure, a new study finds.

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Preliminary research hints -- but cannot prove -- that men who lose their hair relatively early in life might be at heightened heart risk.

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