Why Choose Mount Sinai?
Ranked 10th in the country for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report, Mount Sinai has been a pioneer in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms, also known as 'cardiac electrophysiology,' for more than a century. Our Helmsley Center for Electrophysiology is a major referral destination, offering the full range of therapies for all types of arrhythmia, from common atrial fibrillations to challenging ventricular tachycardias. Patients from all over the world seek treatment for heart rhythm disorders at our Center for our clinical leadership, innovative research, and leading-edge therapies.
"We combine technology, technique, and specialized expertise—that's how we provide our patients with the highest-quality and most advanced care," says Vivek Reddy, MD, Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service. He adds that Mount Sinai specialists are skilled in performing even the most delicate arrhythmia procedures not attempted at most hospitals. "Our patients can feel assured they've chosen a center that offers every available treatment for cardiac arrhythmia, as well as experts who can tailor those treatments for the most customized care."
Advancing the Treatment of Arrhythmias
Mount Sinai has been leading the development of new arrhythmia technologies since 1909, when one of our physicians became the first in the United States to use an electrocardiogram. Today the Center for Electrophysiology provides the full spectrum of therapies, including procedures that implant devices for regulating heart rhythms (such as pacemakers) to procedures that use catheters for fixing the source of the abnormal heartbeat (called ablations).
In a tireless effort to make ablations safer and more effective, our Center has been the first in the country to use several breakthrough technologies, including a visually guided laser balloon catheter in 2009 and the TactiCath force-sensing catheter in 2011, as well as a new generation of visually guided catheter in 2012. Dr. Reddy was the first physician in the world to use several new ablation techniques, such as the cryoballoon catheter and robotic navigation.
Combining Science with Personalized Care
The Center for Electrophysiology continues its leadership through various research studies with the goal of developing superior technologies. In fact, Mount Sinai is currently the lead Center on several multinational clinical trials exploring new arrhythmia procedures, which means our patients have access to cutting-edge treatments.
All these technologies are in the experienced hands of our highly-skilled electrophysiologists, who work with a multidisciplinary team of imaging specialists, cardiac surgeons, nurses, and other clinicians to ensure each patient receives the most comprehensive diagnosis and treatment possible.