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Licensed to perform elective cardiac catheterization

Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell in Pennington, New Jersey recently received formal approval from the New Jersey Department of Health to perform elective angioplasty, a lifesaving procedure to prevent heart attacks and provide patients relief from symptoms of obstructed arteries without the need for invasive heart surgery.

Capital Health now has two licensed cardiac catheterization labs at its Hopewell campus and expanded offerings in its Heart and Vascular Institute.

This expansion is the result of a New Jersey law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy in early 2021 that allows all qualifying hospitals to perform non-emergency angioplasty.

As part of the new law, hospitals like Capital Health are required to partner with a cardiac surgery center and develop shared protocols – including transportation of patients, data sharing, regular consultation between providers, and more.

Capital Health has partnered with Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, Burlington County, building on a relationship that began in 2019 when Capital Health assumed operation of the satellite emergency department on Deborah’s campus.

Capital Health Medical Group opened primary care and OB/GYN offices at Deborah in 2020. In turn, members of Deborah’s Medical Staff provide complex and advanced heart failure patients with on-site inpatient evaluation and management at Capital Health with offices conveniently located in Lawrenceville and northern Burlington County.

Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell is home to Capital Health Heart and Vascular Institute, which offers the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment options to those with heart and vascular disease.

The Institute features a state-of-the-art hybrid operating room for interventional vascular surgery, which includes stents and embolization for complex vascular conditions (including abdominal and thoracic aneurysms) that require highly specialized treatment.

For more information, visit www.capitalheartandvascular.org

PHOTO CAP: Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell, home to the Capital Health’s Heart & Vascular Institute. 

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