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HCA Maintains Annual NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) Recognition

Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates (HCA) is proud to announce that we have maintained our recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) across all three of our locations and for all of our providers. This recognition confirms our commitment to consistent quality, as certain requirements must be met for […]

  • Posted on: Sep 11 2023
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Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist: What’s the Difference?

The heart is often referred to as a plumbing system. It is a muscle that acts like a pump, pushing blood through your arteries and veins (think piping). This function is controlled by an electrical system which synchronizes signals and tells your heart to contract. These two systems work together to keep you alive, and […]

  • Posted on: Sep 10 2021
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When to Consider a CAC Test

Knowing if you have extra calcium in your arteries is an important part of your cardiovascular health. Not only can it identify risks to your heart health, but it can also help you and your doctor effectively plan the appropriate treatments. A coronary artery calcium (CAC) test can help determine whether you are at risk […]

  • Posted on: Aug 16 2021
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Hunterdon Medical Center Receives “High Performance” Rating In Heart Failure

Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates (HCA) is excited to announce that, according to the 2021 Hospital Rankings that US News released on Wednesday, July 28th, Hunterdon Medical Center (HMC) has received a “high performance” rating in two adult specialties and five procedures/conditions, one of which was heart failure. Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates, a long-standing partner of HMC, designed […]

  • Posted on: Aug 3 2021
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Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates Resumes Walk With a Doctor Event

Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates is excited to announce that we are resuming our Walk with a Doc events! We are proud to have been part of this international initiative for three years, inviting patients to add exercise to their healthy heart regimen while having the opportunity to have their questions answered by our physicians. HCA physicians […]

  • Posted on: Apr 28 2021
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Yaser Elnahar Named Hunterdon Happening’s Best Cardiologist of 2021

Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates is proud to announce that Dr. Yaser Elnahar was named Hunterdon Happening’s Best Cardiologist of 2021, an award chosen by the community to honor the amazing people, organizations, events, and businesses that make Hunterdon County special. This was Dr. Elnahar’s third win in the past four years. Dr. Elnahar has been providing […]

  • Posted on: Apr 20 2021
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What to Expect from a Heart Clinic Visit

What is a Heart Clinic? A heart clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels) disease. The physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners who have received specialized training, treat cardiovascular disease and disorders with a variety of therapies, including: Lifestyle modifications Medications Cardiac rehabilitation Various invasive procedures (minimally, moderately, or […]

  • Posted on: Mar 25 2021
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Explaining the Cardiovascular System

The cardiovascular system is made up of your heart and circulatory system. The heart is a pump for blood, and the circulatory system is a network of pathways for the blood to travel throughout the body and back to the heart. How Does the Heart Work? Your heart is a vital muscular organ that continuously […]

  • Posted on: Mar 3 2021
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