Taking You Well Into The Future


Heart Institute


Heart valves control the direction of blood flow in the heart.  Heart valve problems are fairly common.  If you have a leaky valve or if the valve narrows because of a buildup of calcium and other substances, the heart does not function properly, and heart valve surgery may be needed.

Whenever possible, heart valves are repaired rather than replaced.  This is because heart valve repair often leads to improved results vs. valve replacement surgery, including:AtlantiCare-Valve

  • Better long-term survival
  • Better preservation of heart function
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Decreased need for the lifelong use of blood thinners

AtlantiCare also offers minimally invasive valve surgery.  This innovative procedure is available only to qualified patients at ARMC.  Through our affiliation with New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center, patients will benefit from the most advanced valve repair and replacement techniques.

AtlantiCare Heart Heroes AED Matching Funds Program

A partnership to place automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in our community

The ARMC Heart Heroes is a volunteer group that raises funds for The Heart Institute at ARMC through the AtlantiCare Foundation.

  • Organizations requesting an AED upon approval of matching funds must:
  • Notify local Emergency Medical Services office that it holds an AED
  • Have a licensed physician or medical authority provide medical oversight to ensure quality control
  • Have personnel responsible for using the AED certified in CPR and use of an AED
  • Conduct programs or services for the public where there is potential for emergency response to a heart attack

*Meeting criteria does not confirm matching funds will be granted.
(Matching funds program - $600 per AED)

Enter to Win a Home Blood Pressure Monitor

To promote early detection of high blood pressure — a common risk factor for heart attack, peripheral artery disease, stroke, and other types of cardiovascular disease — AtlantiCare is giving away 100 Automatic Digital Blood Pressure Monitors.

To enter, please complete the form below or call 1-888-569-1000.

You must register by July 31, 2012, to be eligible for the drawing.





Patient Success Stories

"A Love Story...Meant to Be Continued"

Joe DeFeo, Egg Harbor Township, NJ


This year a suspected flu canceled Joe and Eileen’s anniversary trip to Cape May.

Instead they went to AtlantiCare’s Primary Care Plus, where his new primary care physician heard some alarming heart sounds. He immediately referred Joe to the Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.

Tests revealed a serious valve condition that could’ve killed Joe at any moment. Just 8 weeks after Joe’s open-heart surgery, he and Eileen have returned to the place where their love story began.

And they credit AtlantiCare’s seamless integration of primary and specialty care, plus the region’s only 5-star heart surgeons, for making this next chapter possible.

Joe and Eileen's Story

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Heart Institute Clinical Services

At the Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, our highly skilled team combines leading edge technology and high-quality, personal care to mend whatever ails your heart. Our outcomes rival and even surpass many big-city heart centers.

The Heart Institute at ARMC offers patients with heart disease the most advanced surgical and technological treatments available today, including:

  • Two accredited chest pain centers
  • Cardiac implants, including pacemakers and stents
    24/7 access to emergency angioplasty
  • Sophisticated treatment of heart rhythm disorders
  • Open-heart surgery, including coronary bypass, valve repair and valve replacement
    Minimally invasive heart surgery
    Cardiac surgical rehabilitation including emotional and lifestyle counseling
    And so much more

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