Wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a "first provider" (a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Times displayed for Atlantic Health Systems are:

  • Reported as an average of wait times for the previous 2 hours of patients that have presented to the emergency department and have been seen by a provider
  • Refreshed at least every 15 minutes

Many circumstances can affect wait times - for example, patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Patients with severe conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival.

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Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs, occurs when the vessels carrying blood to the lungs become too narrow. This reduces flow capacity and makes the right side of the heart work harder and become larger. Symptoms include chest pain, dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath and swelling in the legs, ankles or abdomen.

Although there is no cure to pulmonary hypertension, the Atlantic Respiratory Institute offers services that can improve symptoms and long-term outcomes.

Diagnostic Tests for Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Pulmonary function test, or spirometry
  • Right heart catheterization
  • Six-minute walk test

Treatment for Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Medications, including blood thinners
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Lifestyle changes

Locations


Additional Contacts: Morristown Medical Center

Additional Contacts: Overlook Medical Center

Additional Contacts: Newton Medical Center