Around Town
Big Game Day Party at the Tiki Bar at Driftwood
5th Annual Cardboard Box City Raises More Than $14,000
Vote For Jacquie Lee
Ask The Experts
Ask The Expert - Avra Karak
Ask The Expert - Dearborn Market: Frank Luccarelli
Ask the Experts: Ross Marzarella
Bay Wellness
Bay Wellness - Making Weight Loss a Family Affair
Bay Wellness - How Can An Ultrasound Help?
Bay Wellness - Physician Focus: Steven R. Berkman
Best Bets
Best Bet - Turning Point of Holmdel
Best Bet - Maserati - The Key to an Extraordinary Life
The Guide 2015 - Trade Mart Interiors
Black Book
Cover Story
Tor Miller Band
Fearless - Eric Casaburi
Dr. Maureen Murphy
Daytripper
DayTripper: Northlandz
Day Tripper - The Staten Island Children’s Museum
Day Tripper - Balloon Flights
Eats
Eats: Grape Beginnings
Eats: Addison Park
Eat Beat - Zio Toto Ristorante
Etc
Etc - Walking through Monmouth County
Etc - Tired, Busy, Distracted, and Resigned
ETC - Beach Bias
Fall Guide
Weigh In - Which Halloween mask wins the creepy award?
Fall Guide - Kids Fashions
Fall Guide 2014 - Pick Your Patch
Featured Artist
Featured Artist - Dorothy Kaplan
Featured Artist - Amy Puccio
Featured Artist - Nate Chadwick
Gift Guide
The Guide 2014 - Atlantis Centers, Inc.
Gift Guide - Air Doctors, Inc.
Gift Guide - Just Restaurant
Health Talk
Health Talk - Michael J. Lacqua M.D.
Health Talk - Mark Song, M.D.
Health Talk - Atlantic Eye Physicians
Health, Wellness & Beauty
Health - Aroma Skin Care & Day Spa
HWB 2014 - Rejuvenate
Health - Caring Dental
Holiday Buzz 2014
Best Bet - David Burke’s Fromagerie
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Holiday Fun in the City: NYC & PHL
Homes
Luxurious, Lavish, and Livable
A Family Canvas
Inspired by the Arts
Letter
Letter to Colts Neck: Falling Into Good Times
Warm Winter Wishes
Spring has Sprung!
Living in Colts Neck
Impeccable Style
La Bella Vita!
Montrose Schoolhouse
Newsletter Articles
The Home - ACD Custom Granite, Inc.
The Home Gallery - California Closets
A Seductive Re-Imaging - The Keeleys
Our Picks
Our Pick: The Birds and the Beads
Company Profile - Lifestyles Medical
Our Pick - Artisan Studio
People On The Move
Valerie Niess - Raising Environmental And Political Awareness
People On The Move - Alexandra Kerenyi Augustyn
People On The Move - Roddy Wildeman
Summer Guide
Summer Fun - Summer 2014
Out & About - Summer 2013
Where Heritage Meets The Sea
The Bay
The Bay - A Body In Motion
The Bay - National Stroke Awareness Month
The Bay - One Stop Women’s Health
The Guide
The Guide 2015 - Leather & Fur Ranch
The Guide 2014 - Atlantis Centers, Inc.
The Guide 2015 - EXIT Realty East Coast - Gerine A. Skamarak
The Home Guide
The Home Guide - Joey D’s
Our Pick - The Real Estate Boutique
The Home Guide - Four Seasons® Sunrooms
Weigh In
Weigh In - What’s your favorite phone app?
Weigh In Holmdel: If you could live anywhere...?!
Weigh In - What's Your Favorite Pizza Place in Monmouth County?

The Bay - Healthier Heart
05/03/2011

The Bay - Healthier Heart

6 New Helps for
Healthier Hearts


With over twenty years of caring for our hearts, RBMC’s Cardiac Diagnostic and  Treatment Center continues to add advanced new diagnostic and treatment technologies  and procedures to its already comprehensive roster, including healthy heart education, non- invasive outpatient testing, echocardiograms, holter monitor studies and nuclear stress  tests, as well as cardiac catheterization, intravascular ultrasound, and life-saving  emergency and elective angioplasty services.

“These new technologies benefit our patients by providing more accurate, highly detailed diagnosis and  state-of-the-art interventional procedures,” says Director of Cardiac Services Romeo Bunag, R.N.,  M.S.N., C.C.R.N. “These new systems also enable clinicians to complete procedures more quickly,  more comfortably, and with better outcomes for our patients.”


One Recently, the Center added transesophageal echo-cardiogram, better known as TEE, a test that  examines the structures of the heart using a special transducer attached to a gastroscope, which passes  through the esophagus into the stomach. Images are produced on a video screen, giving more  information and clearer visuals than previously available through more conventional diagnostic tools.

Two A new vascular X-ray system with a multi-axis design assists both diagnostic and interventional  procedures, provides unprecedented anatomical views of the heart, and is more comfortable for patients  undergoing procedures. This technology interfaces seamlessly with RBMC’s information systems to  speed communication among a patient’s health care team.

Three New IVUS technology helps to determine the nature of blocked blood vessels. This coronary  intravascular ultrasound allows interventional cardiologists to see images inside the heart and coronary  arteries to assist with diagnosis; it provides a direct view of the arterial wall from the inside. IVUS  technology provides physicians with a better understanding of blocked vessels, allowing for proper  selection and placement of stents and other devices to restore proper blood flow.

Four Transradial angioplasty, a new approach to angioplasty, uses the radial artery near the wrist as  the point of entry. A thin catheter and wire snakes through the body’s circulatory highway to the heart. A  balloon is expanded and a stent placed, which opens a blocked artery without surgery. Conventional angioplasty is performed through the femoral artery in the leg/groin region. This new procedure increases  patient comfort, provides a faster stop to post-procedure bleeding, and significantly lowers bleeding  complications.

Five A new heart health initiative for women is helping women gain increased awareness of  cardiovascular disease (CVD). The goal is to help women in our community lead healthier lives, learn  how their doctors can detect and treat CVD, and live free from pain and disability caused by heart disease.

Six RBMC is also collaborating with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) on a program to  improve cardiovascular services for acute heart attack patients requiring emergency angioplasty by  launching a national quality improvement initiative, D2B: An Alliance for Quality, a Guidelines Applied in Practice Program. It seeks to lower door-toballoon (“D2B”) time to 90 minutes or less. According to ACC,  “research demonstrates that decreasing door-to-balloon time to 90 minutes or less is directly associated  with reduced mortality and improved patient outcomes.”

These many improvements underscore RBMC’s  commitment to quality care delivered by highly specialized physicians, nurses and staff.

More Information: (732) 442-3700 Ext. 5302

www.rbmc.org








Powered by eDirectory™