Heart Disease

Critically ill patients who are not candidates for open heart surgery or would not survive transportation to another hospital often have few options when it comes to improving their quality of life. Overlook Medical Center is changing that notion with the introduction of the Impella® device. This mini heart pump provides the short-term support our cardiologists need to stabilize patients, so they can either be transferred for another surgery or allowed to achieve normal heart function on their own. The Impella procedure itself is minimally invasive and requires very little recovery time. 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.”

Heart Health   
In honor of Heart Health Awareness Month, learn the importance of keeping your cardiovascular system in top shape. Blood pressure and glucose screenings are included.
  • Tuesday, February 5; 11:00am to 1:00pm
    Shoprite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ

  • Wednesday, February 6; Noon to 2:00pm
    Vita Gallo, 12 Chestnut Street, Summit, NJ

  • Tuesday, February 12; 10:00am to Noon
    Gateway Union YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ

  • Thursday, February 14; 10:00am to Noon
    City Hall of Summit, 512 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ

  • Thursday, February 21; 1:00 to 3:00pm
    North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ

  • Thursday, February 28; 10:00am to Noon
    New Providence Senior Center, 15 East 4th Street, New Providence, NJ

  • Tuesday, February 19; 10:00am to Noon
    Maplewood City Hall, 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ

  • Tuesday, February 26; Noon to 2:00pm
    Shoprite of Union, 2401D US Highway 22 West, Union, NJ
New Vitality: A Heart-Healthy Diet
Hear from a registered dietitian about delicious foods and diets that promote heart health.
Wednesday, February 13; 1:30 to 2:30pm
The Gateway Family YMCA, Wellness Center Branch, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.

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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New Cholesterol Drug's High Price May Not Be Worth It: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 -- Despite being slashed by half in recent months, the price tag for advanced cholesterol-fighting drugs is still too high to make them cost-effective, a new analysis has concluded.

In March, the manufacturer of alirocumab (Praluent) announced that it would cut the cost of the medication from $14,000 a year to $7,000.

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