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Hamilton Cardiology’s COVID-19 Response

Hamilton Cardiology Associates are fully operating and available for your care.

We have taken measures to meet all the recommended standards to safely return to normal business.  We have increased our hygiene protocols and physical distancing policies to ensure a safe social distance for all appointment types, including all office visits, testing and procedures.

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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) Awareness

Peripheral arterial disease is a serious health condition that causes blockage of blood vessels in the lower body that can lead to amputations.

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Exciting New Treatment Offered For Coronary Artery Disease

Hamilton Cardiology Associates is pleased to announce that Drs. Edward Wingfield and Justin Fox successfully performed the first SHOCKWAVE coronary lithoplasty procedure in Mercer County at St. Francis Medical Center on August 4, 2021. The SHOCKWAVE device uses ultrasonic pressure waves to disrupt and modify plaque in coronary arteries that have a large amount of calcium, allowing interventional cardiologists to more effectively treat difficult blockages. The device is used during a cardiac catheterization procedure and typically a stent is also placed to prevent the blockage from re-occurring. The SHOCKWAVE technology has been used for decades in the treatment of kidney stones and more recently has been FDA approved for use in the peripheral, and now, coronary arteries.

“We have had great success using the SHOCKWAVE device to treat patients with blockages in their lower extremities over the past few years and now I’m excited to be able to apply the same technology to help our patients with severely calcified coronary arteries.” said Dr. Wingfield. Dr. Fox added, “Some of our most challenging cases in the cardiac cath lab involve patients with severe coronary artery calcium. The SHOCKWAVE device is a game-changer in that it allows us to treat these blockages in a safe, highly effective and typically painless way using technology that hasn’t been used in the coronary arteries before.”

Over the past two decades, the interventional cardiologists of Hamilton Cardiology, lead by Dr. Jay Patel, have been the leaders in Mercer County in advancing the procedural treatment of coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease and structural heart disease. Dr. Patel has served as the Medical Director of the only full-service cardiac catheterization lab in Mercer County at St Francis Medical Center since 2006. In addition, Hamilton Cardiology physicians have brought several advances in cardiac care to Mercer County, initiating the use locally of abdominal aortic stent grafting for abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery stenting, the Impella left ventricular support device, EKOS catheter-directed thrombolysis to treat pulmonary embolism, distal radial access for cardiac catheterization and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

Hamilton Cardiology Associates’ Interventional Cardiology Department is comprised of Dr. Patel, Dr. Wingfield, Dr. Fox, Dr. Bora Toklu, and Dr. Shakil Shaikh. All of these providers will be able to offer SHOCKWAVE lithoplasty as part of their care at St. Francis Medical Center. To make an appointment with any of our physicians, call 609-584-1212.

 

Exciting News

South Jersey Magazine Announces Top Doctors

South Jersey Top Doctors 2022

Even though we visit doctors throughout the year, we don’t always consider what all it takes to succeed in their profession. It’s skill and knowledge combined with compassion and the ability to communicate. And let’s not forget the passionate desire to help others. Combining all of these traits to provide healthcare – especially in times when it is essential – is quite the accomplishment. You could even call it an art – because it’s certainly something to admire and treasure.

South Jersey physicians were asked which of their peers they would send a family member to. There are some familiar names on the list!

Cardiology

  • Mahmoud Ghusson, MD
    Hamilton Cardiology Associates

 

Cardiovascular Disease

  • Arpit Patel, MD
    Hamilton Cardiology Associates

 

Interventional Cardiology

  • Jay Patel, MD
    Hamilton Cardiology Associates

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