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 Overlook Medical Center, coronary artery calcium scans are fast and require no blood draws or intravenous (IV) contrast. To schedule this test, call 908-522-2065 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.

Your Health Matters Lecture Series: What Should I Eat for Heart Health?
Take a tour of a Whole Foods store while having all of your questions answered by a cardiologist.
Saturday, April 14; 10:00 to 11:30am
Whole Foods, 319 Chimney Rock Road, Bridgewater, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Know Your Numbers
Have your blood pressure measured and learn your risk for Type 2 diabetes with a non-fasting finger stick that gives immediate results. Counseling and educational materials will be provided; registration is required.
 
Tuesday, May 8; 9:00 to 11:00am
Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ
 
Wednesday, May 9; 10:00am to 1:00pm
Bauer Community Center, 100 Main Street, Milburn, NJ
 
Thursday, May 10; 10:00 to Noon
Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martin Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ
 
Tuesday, May 15; 10:00 to Noon
Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ
 
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Chambers Center for Well Being
The Chambers Center for Well Being can help you develop a personal plan for a healthier lifestyle. Through lectures, classes and therapeutic services, we’ll show you how stress management, proper dietary balance and increased exercise can improve your overall well-being – mind, body and spirit. View a full list of classes, services and related fees or call 908-598-7997.


Heart Disease Articles
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A new British study of nearly 300,000 people dismantles the "obesity paradox," a theory that claims being obese does not necessarily raise heart risks.

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The antibiotic clarithromycin (brand name: Biaxin) may increase the long-term risk of heart problems and death in patients with heart disease, according to U.S. health officials.

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Many people know that extreme cold can raise your chances of having a heart attack, but a new study suggests that wild swings in temperature may do the same.

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People with chronic kidney disease often develop heart failure, leading to their having a heart defibrillator implanted to control an irregular heartbeat.

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For people with both atrial fibrillation and heart failure, a procedure called ablation can be life-saving, a new clinical trial shows.

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A bad case of the flu can trigger a short-lived, but substantial, spike in some people's heart attack risk, new research suggests.

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