"The beauty of it is that I can have the blockage opened and go home to Yonkers the same day."
Patient: Nader Sayegh, 59-year-old man
Diagnosis: Angina, coronary atherosclerosis of native vessel
Treatment: Coronary angiography, left ventriculography, placement of DES
"Unfortunately, I have a cardiovascular condition where my arteries become blocked. I'm fortunate, however, to be able to put myself in the hands of top-level medical professionals like those at Mount Sinai. I have received catheterization and angioplasty here a few times before, and the beauty of it is that I can have the blockage opened and go home to Yonkers the same day.
"The last procedure I had here, in December 2011, Dr. Michael Kim recommended a different entry point for the catheter – the wrist instead of the groin. He said my recovery would be even quicker, and it was. With the groin entry, you have to be careful moving the wrong way, and you have to watch for bleeding. The entry site at the wrist is much easier for the nurses to monitor, and I found the whole experience to be even more positive than my previous catheterizations.
"There are five medical doctors in my family, so I guess you can say that I have high standards, but Mount Sinai stands tall among the competition, as does Dr. Kim. My condition is chronic, so future procedures are likely. Mount Sinai will always be my hospital."