825 Bloomfield Ave.
Verona, NJ 07044
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, MGR Medical University, India
Master of Science, Psychology, University of Madras, India
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Board Certified Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ANCC, New Jersey)
Certified in Adult Critical Care Nursing (CCRN)
Basic Cardiac Life Support
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
American Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
Cardiology Nurse Practitioner Guides Patients to Heart Health
“Lifestyle changes can play a large role in managing cardiac issues such as hypertension.”
Sarulatha Narasimhan is on a mission to educate patients about heart health. As a cardiology nurse practitioner, she makes it a priority to help her patients understand their disease and how to manage it. That includes lifestyle recommendations, medication, and other interventions.
She brings decades of experience in cardiology in the hospital setting, caring for patients undergoing cardiac surgery, heart transplants, lung transplants, and those in critical care. She also spent a year as teaching faculty, instructing the next generation of nurses. For her specialty as a nurse practitioner, Sarulatha chose gerontology, the study of aging. “Most of cardiac care is needed as we age,” she explained. “I wanted to be able to learn more about the patients I’m helping.”
At Vanguard, her goal is to keep cardiac patients out of the hospital. “I’m on the clinical side that is more preventive care and disease management,” she said. “I really enjoy the chance to form long-term relationships with my patients that aren’t possible in a hospital setting.”
Sarulatha’s patients say they like her clear and simple explanations, and that she takes the time to listen. “I can tell that I put them at ease,” she said. “Often when patients are anxious, their blood pressure readings are high, but once they are more comfortable, I actually see the drop in their blood pressure.”
When she’s not working, Sarulatha enjoys traveling and is an avid photographer. She takes time each day to meditate and practice yoga.