Heart Disease

Overlook Medical Center recently became the first hospital in the tri-state area and one of only five in the United States to implant the HUMACYL® Human Acellular Vessel (HAV) – a bioengineered blood vessel – into the leg of a patient being treated for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Traditional techniques use a patient’s own vein as an artery to bypass a blockage in the leg, but if that vein is not adequate, it’s substituted with a plastic graft. Synthetic vessels can become obstructed over time or cause infections, which makes an organic alternative promising news for PAD patients. Read more >

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.”

Men's Health Awareness, BMI and Glucose Screenings
Learn how your body fat percentage and BMI impact your heart health. This program includes Type 2 diabetes screenings that use a non-fasting finger stick for immediate results.

  • Tuesday, June 4; 10:00am to Noon
    Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ

  • Wednesday, June 5; Noon to 2:00pm
    Vita Gallo, 12 Chestnut Avenue, Summit, NJ

  • Thursday, June 6; 10:00am to Noon
    Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

  • Tuesday, June 11; 11:00am to 1:00pm
    Shoprite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ

  • Thursday, June 13; 10:00am to Noon
    Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ

  • Tuesday, June 18; 10:00am to Noon
    Maplewood Municipal Building, 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ

  • Tuesday, June 25; Noon to 2:00pm
    Shoprite of Union, 2401D US Highway 22, Union , NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2842.
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