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Some Common Cardiology Symptoms

What Are the Main Symptoms Associated With Cardiology Diseases?

The main symptoms you might experience if you have any cardiology-related issues include dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, and sweating. In addition, you might also feel heaviness in the chest and numbness in different parts of the body due to poor blood flow.

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How Are Cardiology Diseases and Vascular Diseases Different?

Cardiology and vascular diseases can cause poor blood flow and affect the functioning of different body parts. However, cardiology is a reference term for heart diseases, and vascular diseases refer to blood vessel and artery-related problems and symptoms.

How Do the Medications Prescribed Work?

Medications like vasodilators open up your blood vessels, treat high blood pressure, and reduce pain and the risk of heart failure. Beta-blockers manage heart rhythm and ensure normal blood pressure by regulating heartbeats. Calcium channel blockers reduce the flow of calcium and thereby reduce hypertension.

When Does Someone Become a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Procedures? What's Involved in These Treatments?

Minimally invasive procedures are suggested for patients with simple symptoms and near-perfect health. Depending on the condition of the heart, they might be a great candidate for minimally invasive procedures. These procedures involve keyhole surgeries or laparoscopic surgeries.

What Complicated Procedures Might Be the Last Resort When Symptoms Progress?

When the patient’s symptoms get more complex, there is no hope for other treatment methods to control, regulate, or reduce the risks. In such cases, advanced treatment options like open heart surgery and replacement of the heart or valve might be the last few choices.


Angioplasty and stenting from cardiologists in New Jersey

Angioplasty and Stenting

Both procedures are minimally invasive surgical methods that involve inserting a deflated balloon into the artery. Once in place, it is deflated to increase blood flow. Often, the stent is placed permanently to increase blood flow. It eases your efforts and improves body functions.

Surgical bypass by heart doctor in New Jersey

Surgical Bypass

Surgical bypass is commonly referred to as coronary artery bypass. It is focused on creating a new path for blood to flow around a blocked artery. The surgery makes use of an artery from your leg or chest area or an artificial graft to create a new path around the blocked artery.

Pacemaker implantation by top cardiologist in New Jersey

Pacemaker Implantation

A pacemaker is a device used to keep the heart beating. It is a small battery-operated device to help your heart keep up the blood flow. After years, the heart muscles might get damaged and lose the rhythm. A pacemaker sends regular electrical impulses to help keep your heart beating.

Calcium channel blockers cardiology treatment in New Jersey

Calcium Channel Blockers

It is a widely used prescription medicine that can quickly reduce the blood pressure and regulate the flow of blood to different parts of your body. These medications control and regulate the amount of calcium entering the cardio muscles and thereby regulates the heart rhythm.

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Different medications, including anticoagulants. Inhibitors, channel blockers. Beta-blockers and vasodilators are often prescribed along with and after surgery to reduce efforts and improve the ease of functioning of the heart. These medications help relax vessels and improve blood flow.

ICD Insertion by cardiology specialists in New Jersey

ICD Insertion

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator(ICD) Insertion refers to a device that is implanted in or connected to the heart to improve the functioning of the heart. It is necessary to ensure that the heartbeats are monitored and regulated continuously to avoid any life-threatening issues.

All About Top Cardiologists In New Jersey

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The primary idea behind the treatment of heart disease is to ensure a healthy blood flow to all parts of the body. It helps in improving the quality of life. Extensive treatment is necessary for avoiding and reducing the risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Heart problems can lead to fatal illness and even death. Therefore, it should be addressed with importance.

Most of the diseases associated with heart disease are caused by the lifestyle you follow. Therefore, lifestyle changes like stopping smoking, drinking, and starting to exercise on a regular basis, sitting less, and moving more can all make a difference. The more you move around with your body, the better blood flow will occur, and better blood flow will improve your health.

Medications such as inhibitors, vasodilators, channel blockers, and blood thinners are used for a wide range of purposes to treat the fatalities associated with your heart. For high BP, vasodilators help in reducing the blood pressure. Blood thinners reduce the risk of a clot, and inhibitors and channel blockers are used with other medications to treat chest pain and high BP.

Depending on the heart condition and the intensity of your situation, you can use laparoscopic surgeries like coronary heart bypass, closure of hole, or atrial septal defect without having to conduct an open heart procedure. If there are complications during the laparoscopic procedure, it might be converted into an open-heart one.

As the best cardiologists in New Jersey, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. The entire treatment strategy is dependent on your case, symptoms, and state of functionality of the heart. Improvements in heart conditions are our priority. We partner with major healthcare providers to ensure cardiologist costs and treatment options are affordable to everyone.

Top Cardiologist In New Jersey

Merwin Richard, MD

CardioVascular / EndoVascular Specialist

Other Specialist of Advanced Medical Group

Christopher Samaniego, DPM


Merwin Richard, MD

CardioVascular / EndoVascular Specialist

Enrique Chappilliquen, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Radhika Patel, PA-C

Physician Assistant



Aishwarya Parab, PT

Physical Therapist

Reema Parikh, DPT

Physical Therapist

Michael Salvador

Physical Therapist Assistant

Maria Avila, APN,AGNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Here Are A Few Patient Testimonial You Should Read

We believe the patients, their conditions, and their emotions should be given prime importance over everything else. We provide the best care for all our patients. Our team of expert cardiologists in New Jersey works in deep connection with our patients to ensure the best outcomes for your heart diseases.

Joey Classen
7 months ago
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My heart gave up on me quite a few times, and I have been struggling with my health for the past few years. None of the other doctors could quite figure out what I had been going through. Advanced Medical Group Helped me through my tough times and gave me back my full potential.
7 months ago
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Every other heart doctor in New Jersey suggested complex procedures for my condition. I decided to take a second opinion from Advanced Medical Group. To my surprise, they suggested some minimally invasive procedures and quite a few lifestyle mediation techniques to improve my health.
Sarah Neelson
7 months ago
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I was quite scared and struggling once I came to know about my advanced heart condition. However, the doctors at Advanced Medical Group were understanding enough to help me power through the hard times. They truly made a difference and helped me get back on my feet emotionally and physically.

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Dr. Merwin Richard, MD. A cardiologist

Merwin Richard, MD

Cardiologist located in Jersey City, NJ & Union City, NJ

As an established board-certified internist and cardiologist, Merwin Richard, MD, has a reputation for helping patients with the most complex of health conditions. He cares for patients at Advanced Medical Group in West New York, Jersey City, and Union City, New Jersey.

Richard began his undergraduate education in medicine at Stanley Medical College in India. He earned his doctor of medicine degree from Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University before relocating to New York City.

After completing both his internship and internal medicine residency through the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Richard went through advanced fellowship training. He completed a cardiovascular fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, then went on to finish a second fellowship in interventional cardiology through Mount Sinai School of Medicine (now Icahn).


Throughout his career, Richard has stayed involved in numerous research projects and previously served as a professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University). Richard went on to become the director of the first cardiac catheterization and interventional laboratory in Jersey City and has extensive training in vein treatments.

To ensure he continues staying up to date with the latest research and techniques, Richard maintains his board memberships. He’s board certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

Being fluent in English,  Spanish, and Tamil gives Richard the opportunity to communicate with patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. Richard is currently accepting new patients.

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Dr Christopher Samaniego, DPM

Christopher Samaniego, DPM

Podiatrist located in Jersey City, NJ, Union City, NJ, and West New York, NJ

Christopher Samaniego, DPM, is originally from Freehold, New Jersey. He attended college at Messiah College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biology. He earned his podiatric medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and completed his surgical residency training at Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, MI. 

Dr. Samaniego provides comprehensive foot and ankle care at Advanced Medical Group in Jersey City, Union City, and West New York. His specialized surgical training includes

  • Bunion
  • Hammertoe correction
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Fungal nail care
  • Plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, orthotics
  • Gout, warts, neuroma care
  • Flat feet and high arched feet
  • Foot and ankle trauma
  • Adult and paediatric foot conditions
  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Arthroscopy, joint replacement, minimally invasive techniques

Samaniego is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association. He keeps up to date on the latest surgical techniques and available technology in foot and ankle care.

Prior to joining Advanced Medical Group, Samaniego studied public healthcare in Zambia and assisted in providing care to the local community. He has also presented research at the annual meeting of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Samaniego achieved the highest rank of Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America and volunteered with Troop 454 for scouts with special needs and the Freehold Public Library. In his free time, Samaniego volunteers with his local church community service and youth programs.

Samaniego resides in Jersey City, NJ and maintains his health by cycling and interval training several times a week. He explains, “Healthy doctors inspire healthy patients. I follow the same advice I give my patients, and I read constantly to become a better physician every day. I encourage my patients to ask questions and learn about the cause of their symptoms. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Enrique D Chappilliquen Lucio, PA-C

Enrique Chappilliquen, PA-C

Physician Assistant located in Union City, NJ & Jersey City, NJ

About Dr. Chappilliquen
Graduated from Mercy College Physician Assistant Program with a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Enrique has extensive experience in the medical field for more than 6 years.

He has clinical experience and training in internal medicine, cardiology, general and vascular surgery, hematology, oncology, and emergency medicine. He joined Dr. Richard’s practice in October of 2016. Since then, he has been a dedicated medical provider working in the Union City office and the Hematology/Oncology office in Jersey City as well.

As a Hispanic, he proudly serves his community with passion and devotion. Being able to communicate fluently with his patients allows him the opportunity to provide excellent medical care to the Hispanic community in Union City and Jersey City. Also, sharing the same language, culture, and values as his patients allows him to connect at a personal level with his patients. Enrique continues to develop his knowledge and skills constantly to continue satisfying the needs of his patients.

Radhika Patel PA-C

Radhika Patel, PA-C

Physician Assistant located in Jersey City, NJ

About Patel
Graduating summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a BA in Biological Sciences and minor in Spanish, Radhika Patel obtained experiences in outpatient medicine as well as in emergency medical services prior to pursuing a career as a physician assistant. She graduated from the Rutgers University Physician Assistant program with a Master of Science after training in cardiology, internal medicine, and urgent care, among many other fields at various hospitals and private practices throughout the state of New Jersey. She is a proud member of the team at Advanced Garden State Cardiology and looks forward to meeting with patients each day in our Jersey City office.

Aishwarya Parab, PT

Physical Therapist

Aishwarya Parab received her Bachelors in Physiotherapy in India in 2015 and furthered her studies at Long Island University where she graduated with her Masters in Exercise Science, Sports, and Nutrition in 2019. She has experience working with various conditions, including herniated disks, spondylolysis, and post-operative mobility issues. Aishwarya has taken courses to expand her knowledge in the physical therapy world, including spinal mobility courses, neuromuscular reeducation courses, and getting a certificate with Revolution in Motion. Aishwarya finds it exceedingly rewarding to build a long-term relationship with her patients and shows commitment towards providing structured and effective healthcare.

Reema Parikh, DPT

Physical Therapist

Reema Parikh received two bachelor’s degrees from Long Island University and Touro College, and graduated as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Touro College in 2013. In her early years as a DPT, she received an award for excellence in research and taught a course for the national physical therapy licensing board exam. Dr. Parikh has a passion for helping patients on their health journey; she is experienced in all ages and care of patients, ranging from pediatric care to geriatric care. She has hosted live and virtual workouts for varying levels of physical activity, incorporating mobility and strength segments. Dr. Parikh has furthered her education by receiving certifications in many aspects of physical therapy and holistic care including Nutritional PT, Restorative Yoga, Pilates, and Reiki.

Michael Salvador

Physical Therapist Assistant

Michael Salvador has been a Physical Therapist Assistant for over 20 years. He has a vast amount of experience, working in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, inpatient skilled nursing facilities, and pain management. 

Mike has worked with patients suffering from chronic pain, joint replacements, acute knee injuries, and everything in between. He’s seen ages 25-95 and helped heal using a variety of techniques he’s learned from his many continuing education courses, including spinal function and Total Motion Release. Mike is an avid bowler, recently switching to playing as a lefty! He also plays tennis and volleyball and is active in many leagues throughout NJ/NYC.

Ms. Maria Avila

Maria Avila, NP

Nurse Practitioner

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Fatima Shaik MD


Fatima Shaik is a board certified internist and cardiologist. She specializes in general cardiology and heart rhythm disorders. She cares for patients at Advanced Medical Group in Jersey City and North Bergen. She also performs procedures at Jersey City Medical Center.

She completed her undergraduate education at NYU and received her MD degree for SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center and her cardiology fellowship at New York Presbyterian Queens. She went on for advanced training in electrophysiology at Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ.
She is trained in device implantation, SVT and atrial fibrillation ablations as well as watchman implantations.
She is fluent in English and Hindi.
She is currently accepting new patients.


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Dr. Prajakta Avhad

Prajakta Avhad, MD

Pain Management located in Franklin Township, Somerset, NJ & East Brunswick, NJ

About Dr. Avhad
Dr. Prajakta Avhad is double board-certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology. Dr. Avhad received her M.B.B.S. from MIMER, India, and completed her Surgical internship and Anesthesia residency at Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn, New York during which she interned at Memorial Sloan Kettering, St. Luke’s Roosevelt, and Staten Island Hospital.

She then completed her Pain Management Fellowship from Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Avhad is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Dr. Avhad has been in practice in Central and South Jersey for more than 12years. She is a caring physician with expertise and experience in treating a spectrum of Pain conditions like chronic back and neck pain, herniated discs/sciatica with minimally invasive interventional procedures.

Dr. Avhad and her family reside in New Jersey. She is an avid gardener active with her kids, dog, and garden if not tending to her broad and exotic orchid collection.