Aside from February being well-known as the month of hearts — you can’t walk into a retail store, restaurant, or flip through Instagram without seeing red and pink hearts galore — February is also American Heart Month. Besides just taking care of our emotional heart and donning our favorite bright attire, keeping our real heart healthy has never been easier (or more important). Cross County Cardiology – Mount Sinai, located at 2 Marine View Plaza in Hoboken, is an established cardiology practice that’s been around for over 30 years and recently opened its doors in Hoboken. Keep reading to learn more about Cross County Cardiology + all about their new office and upcoming February event in Hoboken.
Patient-Focused Heart Health
Rick Pumill, M.D. FACC started the practice 33 years ago and still remains active seeing office-based patients. There are five doctors in the Hoboken practice, covering all areas of cardiovascular disease, including Dr. Pumill’s son Chris Pumill, MD, FACC. Each doctor provides personalized care to every patient that comes in, ensuring their unique needs and concerns are always met.
While there is a full management team within the office – the practice has a philosophy that believes in doctors being responsible for the day-to-day operations and patient care, making Cross County Cardiology – Mount Sinai a very hands-on practice.
“We are proud to have patients who want to see us and when we help them, it is a very rewarding experience. I tell my partners and staff that we are fortunate because there are many good doctors in New Jersey. Quality is a given,” Dr. Rick told The Hoboken Girl. “We pride ourselves on taking the time to listen and treat patients with respect, as if they were our own family. We believe this is what makes our practice successful.”
Treatments, Tests, and More
The team of physicians at Cross County Cardiology specializes in preventive cardiology, pregnancy, heart disease, sleep apnea, and heart disease, as well as other common cardiac and vascular disorders, including palpitations, leg swelling, lightheadedness, hypertension, and lipid disorders.
A few of the treatment options at the Hoboken location include:
History + Physicals: All the physicians spend time with their patients to see what testing is needed to diagnose problems or how to continue a healthy lifestyle.
Holter Monitoring + Stress Testing: Holter monitoring evaluates heart rhythm over an extended period of time while stress testing evaluates the heart over a short period of time. Treadmill stress testing can evaluate if the heart has enough blood flow.
Echocardiography: An echocardiogram is a special type of ultrasound that evaluates the hearts chambers and valves. This is a common tool used to diagnose heart “murmurs”.
Vascular Imaging/Treatment: Vascular imaging looks for blockages in the arteries or abnormalities of the veins, which can cause varicose veins. Other treatments include endovenous laser therapy, radio-frequency ablation, micro-phlebectomy, and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy.
Cross County Cardiology provides a full range of diagnostic and invasive testing at their other North Jersey locations in Secaucus, North Bergen, Hackensack, Teaneck, and Edgewater as well.
Free Screening Event
To celebrate American Heart Month, Cross County Cardiology is hosting a FREE blood pressure + vein screening event on Saturday, February 25th at their Hoboken office. The event will provide free blood pressure and vein screenings as well as resources about how hypertension can be prevented and managed.
“As a silent disease, hypertension often goes untreated or unacknowledged. We aim to change that dynamic by offering free annual screenings to all Hudson County area residents each February during American Heart Month,” says Dr. Christopher Pumill.
Cross County Cardiology – Mount Sinai is located at 2 Marine View Plaza in Hoboken, across from the W hotel. You can call 201-204-0241 or reach out to email@example.com with any questions you may have or easily request an appointment online.