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For Heart Failure Care, We Take the Lead

Doctor consulting her patientAccording to the CDC, more than 6.5 million Americans have heart failure, and it is a contributing factor in 1 in 8 deaths. Caught in its earliest stages, heart failure can be reversed or slowed through lifestyle modification and medication. For many patients, early intervention can dramatically slow or even halt disease progression. For those whose condition continues to deteriorate, the heart failure team at Deborah offers expertise for treating the most advanced and complex heart failure cases.

Deborah offers patients some of the most complex treatments available for advanced heart failure.

We are experts in managing patients throughout each stage of advancing heart failure, with medications, therapies, and devices to support the function of the heart. At the most severe stages, Deborah has access to the most complex tools, including:

  • ECMO stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The ECMO machine (sometimes referred to as “dialysis for the heart”) is similar to the heart-lung bypass machine used in open-heart surgery. It pumps and oxygenates a patient’s blood outside the body, allowing the heart and lungs to rest. Deborah is one of only two hospitals in South Jersey offering ECMO for heart failure.
  • LVAD, or left ventricular assist device, is a mechanical pump that is implanted inside a person’s chest to help a weakened heart pump blood. Unlike a total artificial heart, the LVAD doesn’t replace the heart. It just helps it to continue doing its job. Deborah is one of only 6 certified LVAD programs in NJ.Get with the guidelines logo

At the center of our services is our ability to embrace change in a way only a dynamic leader can, not by simply adapting, but by taking a leadership role in research, education and patient care programs that improve the quality of life for all those at risk of or affected by advanced heart failure.

Deborah has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring all heart failure patients have access to best practices and life-saving care.

Named a High Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-2024

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named Deborah Heart and Lung Center as a 2023-2024 High Performing hospital for Heart Failure. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings, and is given in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience, and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.

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Are Your Symptoms Caused by Heart Failure?

Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen, leading to serious health complications over time.

Symptoms can include persistent coughing or wheezing, fluid retention, fatigue, nausea, confusion, and more. Find out if you’re at risk by taking our online risk assessment.

Find a Provider

Kulpreet Barn, MD

Browns Mills, Lawrenceville

Cynthia Kos, DO

Toms River, Manahawkin

Abroo Muzaffar, APN

Browns Mills, Lawrenceville
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In alliance with Cleveland Institute Clinic Heart, Vascular and Thoracic

Deborah Heart and Lung Center is an alliance member of Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. Cleveland Clinic’s heart program is nationally ranked. This alliances allows for the sharing of best practices, new treatments and therapies. Patients benefit from:

  • Highest quality care
  • Sharing of best practices
  • Cutting-edge technologies
  • Advances in treatments

Deborah: Your Complete Heart Failure Center

Deborah is South Jersey’s complete heart failure center, and thanks to our complete team approach you never have to leave Deborah for your heart failure treatment. The director of the program Dr. Kulpreet Barn explains the program in our video.

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Advanced Heart Failure Services Offered in Browns Mills, Lawrenceville, Manahawkin, Toms River and Whiting

Burlington County

Deborah Heart and Lung Center

200 Trenton Road
Brown Mills, NJ 08015

Phone: 609-893-6611

Mercer County

Deborah Specialty Physicians at Lawrenceville

3100 Princeton Pike
Building 1
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Phone: 609-836-6616

Office Hours:
M, T, Th: 8:00am to 4:30pm
W: 10:00am to 6:30pm
F: 9:00am to 5:30pm

Ocean County

Deborah Specialty Physicians at Manahawkin

1364 Route 72 West
Suite 5 & 6
Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Phone: 609-836-6602

Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm

Deborah Specialty Physicians at Toms River

599 Route 37 West, 2nd Floor
Toms River, NJ 08755

Phone: 609-836-6622

Office Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm

Deborah Specialty Physicians at Whiting

Crestwood Village Shopping Center
Unit 20A&B
550 Route 530
Whiting, NJ 08759

Phone: 609-316-5965

Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm

Terms & Conditions

By participating in this quiz, or screening or health assessment, I recognize and accept all risks associated with it. I understand that the program will only screen for certain risk factors and does not constitute a complete physical exam. For the diagnosis of a medical problem, I must see a physician for a complete medical exam. I release Deborah Heart and Lung Center and any other organization(s) involved in this screening, and their employees and agents, from all liabilities, medical claims or expenses which may arise from my participation. Thank you for investing in your health by participating today.