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Dr. Farrugia has spent the last 10 years of his career working in Monmouth and Ocean counties in a variety of roles specializing in cardiac and vascular care. Welcome to your Heart and Vascular Home!

Our Services

At Advanced Heart and Vascular Center, we provide high quality care in all cardiac and vascular related medical issues. When you come to our office, you will receive personalized care from each member of our team…Guaranteed!

Comprehensive Cardiac and Vascular Consultation

We assist in the care of acute and chronic medical conditions such as chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath. As well as develop comprehensive care strategies for Heart Failure, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, CAD, PAD, and non-healing ulcers.

Preoperative Cardiac Risk Stratification

If you need surgery, we can help make sure your heart is healthy enough to handle any procedure. A full range of diagnostic testing can be performed based on American Heart Association guideline-directed strategies.

Women’s Heart Health

Women often present with different symptoms from common medical conditions, personalized attention is key and one of the hallmarks of our practice.

Arrhythmia Monitoring and Treatment

From palpitations to atrial fibrillation, we can diagnose and treat your rhythm-based issues.

Pacemaker and Defibrillator Monitoring

Remote monitoring and detection are important for the long-term stability of your implanted device. We remain at the forefront of technology to provide the highest quality of care for our patients.

Nuclear Stress Testing

State of the Art technology is used at AHVCJ to provide the highest quality in diagnostic testing available. No more laying down for long periods of time in tight enclosures, we are able to obtain images of the heart in an upright seated position, with an open-air environment.

Vascular Testing

On-site carotid, aortic and lower extremity ultrasound to aid in the diagnosis and long-term management of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Radial Artery Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention

Dr. Farrugia has been a leader in the state of NJ for Radial Artery Catheterization, improving patient comfort and quality of outcomes.

High Risk Coronary Intervention

Complex Coronary Artery Disease(CAD) requires advanced techniques and training. Dr. Farrugia is board certified in Interventional Cardiology, with a strong background in complex cases. He continues to be a clinical educator for Fellows-In Training, with High Risk intervention dominating his clinical expertise.

Advanced Endovascular Intervention

Symptomatic Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is treated both medically and through invasive procedures when appropriate. Dr. Farrugia served as the Director of Outpatient Vascular Medicine for 8 years for Barnabas Health Medical Group, and has transformed care with cutting edge, minimally invasive procedures designed to restore blood flow without having long down time or surgery related complications.


Patients receiving certain types of chemotherapy need to have close cardiac monitoring. We work hand in hand with oncology specialists to achieve the best possible outcome for our patients.

Peripheral Artery Disease

Narrowing or blockage of the arteries that carry oxygenated blood to extremities such as the legs. We perform a minimally invasive, same day, outpatient vascular procedure with just a tiny pin hole to open the narrowing.