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November 4, 2011 01:09 PM

The Heart & Vascular Hospital – a hospital within a hospital – at Hackensack University Medical Center recently presented its First Annual Heart & Vascular Symposium titled, “New Developments in Heart and Vascular Disease Management,” at the John Theurer Cancer Center Conference Center. This all-day symposium provided a review of current and state-of-the-art techniques in heart and vascular disease diagnosis, prevention, medical and surgical therapy.

The program was designed to provide internists, cardiologists, surgeons and other healthcare providers with current information to improve their knowledge base so that they may employ the latest approaches and techniques to provide optimal patient care. Physicians from the Heart & Vascular Hospital and the medical center-at-large educated the audience on an array of topics. Special guest Steven Nissen, M.D., chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, was the keynote lecturer and discussed “Intravascular ultrasound Assessment of the Regression and Progression of Coronary Atherosclerosis.” A total of 30 lectures took place with Q&A sessions.

“We expect this symposium to become an important component of the continuing education of healthcare providers in northern New Jersey,” said David B. Landers, M.D., interim co-chair of the Heart & Vascular Hospital. “The purpose of the symposium is to provide summaries and updates of the most recent and rapid advances in cardiovascular medicine.”

The Heart & Vascular Hospital houses state-of-the-art equipment and programs which sets it apart from many heart centers and heart programs. It integrates preventive, diagnostic and treatment services, with a special focus on cardiovascular disease management and breakthrough research. Inpatients and outpatients are treated for all types of cardiac and vascular diseases, including heart problems such as blocked arteries and irregular heartbeats; peripheral vascular disease; and neurovascular diseases such as stroke and aneurysm. Offering all these services within one specialized location allows for more efficient, effective patient care. 

For more information on Hackensack University Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular Hospital, please call 201-996-BEAT or visit

About Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack University Medical Center is a 775-bed not-for-profit, tertiary care, teaching and research hospital and provides the largest number of admissions in New Jersey. Founded in 1888 with 12 beds and as Bergen County's first hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center has demonstrated more than a century of growth and progress. Hackensack University Medical Center is a nationally recognized healthcare organization offering patients the most comprehensive services, state-of-the-art technologies, and facilities. Honors include being named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades® for five years in a row. Hackensack University Medical Center is the only hospital in New Jersey, New York, and New England to receive this honor for five consecutive years. Hackensack University Medical Center was also named one of the 50 Best Hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review. U.S. News & World Report ranked Hackensack University Medical Center eighth in the New York Metro Area in its first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, giving it the top ranking out of all the New Jersey hospitals listed. Additionally, Hackensack University Medical Center has been ranked in geriatrics, heart and heart surgery, and cancer in U.S. News & World Report's 2011-12 Best Hospitals. The U.S. News Media Group also named the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital to its “2011-12 Best Children’s Hospitals” list – ranking as one of the top 50 in the specialty of neurology and neurosurgery – the first hospital in the State of New Jersey ever to be ranked in a Best Children’s Hospitals specialty. Hackensack University Medical Center is a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence, first in New Jersey, second in the nation, receiving its fourth designation in April 2009. Hackensack University Medical Center is the hometown hospital of the New York Giants and the New Jersey Nets.



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