HEALTH

Doctors have a new tool for detecting NJ’s no. 1 killer — heart disease

BY Briana Vannozzi, Correspondent |

Coronary heart disease is the leading killer of both men and women in the United States, but a new tool at the Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus could be a game-changer when it comes to detection and treatment.

Using scan technology, called Fractional Flow Reserve Computed Tomography, which combines artificial and human intelligence, doctors can view 3D images of a patient’s heart and determine potential remedies if blockages are present.

While there are a handful of other hospitals around the state using the technology, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is the only in the state using it throughout the hospital, including with patients in the emergency department.