Hunterdon Heart Care Program

Heart Care Program | Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates | New Jersey

Our Vision – to be a valuable resource for patients, their families, and the community
Our Goal – to enhance quality of life and improve patient outcomes by

  • Reducing hospitalizations
  • Enhancing education and knowledge
  • Providing close monitoring tailored to patient needs
  • Increasing access to care

What is Heart Failure?

Heart Failure is a chronic condition in which the heart is unable to pump as efficiently as it normally should.

What is Cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle in which it becomes thick, stiff, enlarged, or weak, thus potentially leading to heart failure.


Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure

  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling/bloating
  • Weight gain
  • Feeling tired or weak
  • Dry cough
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea or loss of appetite

Advantages of the Hunterdon Heart Care Program:

  • Access to support via phone and intra-office evaluations
  • Early detection of symptoms, which often can reduce hospitalizations and emergency room visits
  • Education regarding how dietary modifications and the use of certain medications can improve quality of life
  • Intra-office administration of IV medications, if necessary, for symptom relief
  • Evaluation and treatment utilizing a multidisciplinary approach

Heart Care Team:

Ted Bialy, MD, FACP, FACC
Jonathan Horiuchi, MD, FACC
Yaser Elnahar MD, FACC
Jonathan Rhoads, PA-C, MHS, FAAPA, AACC
Lisa Davis, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CHFN
Fred Banerman, PA-C
Tracey Czarnecki, RN
Pat Wirasnik, LPN
Kate Smith, LPN
Meredith Dudley
To enroll, or for questions please call us at 908-788-1710 x 7


Palliative Care

Advanced Care Planning:

  • Guidelines for how to have advance care planning conversations
  • Guidelines on topics to discuss when talking to others about their advance care wishes
  • Creators of “Five Wishes”
  • The National Institute on Aging presents a comprehensive and educational guide in layman’s terms for advance care planning

Hunterdon County Advance Care Planning Hotline:

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To learn more about our Heart Care Program for Heart Failure, contact us at (908)-788-1710 for more information.

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