Peter Pastuszko, MD

Mount Sinai's New Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery brings extensive experience treating congenital heart disease to help patients at Mount Sinai.

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Khanh Nguyen, MD

Dr. Nguyen is one of only a few physicians in the tri-state area performing the complete spectrum of pediatric cardiovascular surgeries.

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Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program

In the Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program, we care for patients from before birth to newborns to young adults. Part of an alliance with Mount Sinai and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), we achieve outstanding results with the most intricate and challenging problems, using the most advanced techniques and approaches available.

Part of only three active pediatric heart transplant centers in the state of New York, our program also provides support for very sick hearts in infants and older children, using Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenators (ECMO) or Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD).

The comprehensive care extended to the patient and family is supported by the collaborative efforts of an outstanding and dedicated multidisciplinary team. Superb post-operative care is provided in a dedicated Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit, under the direction of pediatric cardiologists, intensivists, and surgeons.

Fetal Heart Surgery

We evaluate fetal well-being throughout the pregnancy for an unborn child diagnosed with CHD and prepare for delivery in order to administer care right after birth. We use advanced imaging and 3D models in complex cases of congenital heart disease requiring surgery to improve outcomes.

Interventional Cardiac Catheterization

Equipped with state-of-the-art digital biplane imaging, the Interventional Catheterization Program has a team of pediatric cardiologists, anesthesiologists, nurses, and technicians dedicated to the care of patients with congenital heart disease.

Electrophysiology and Cardiac Arrhythmia Treatment Program

The Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Program offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for simple and complex pediatric arrhythmias.

  • Diagnostic services
    • Electrocardiograms
    • Transtelephonic arrhythmia detection
    • Event recorder monitoring
  • 24 hour holter monitoring
    • Invasive study techniques
  • Therapeutic Services
    • Pacemaker and internal defibrillator implantation
    • Ablation therapy for supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias

The electrophysiology and arrhythmia team has special expertise in treating rhythm problems in children with complex congenital heart disease. Advanced tools such as three-dimensional catheter mapping are used to achieve unparalleled success in the treatment of these and other difficult rhythm problems.

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Mount Sinai-Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Children’s Heart Center

Phone: 1-844-733-7692

For billing questions, please call:
Tel. 212-987-3100

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Pablo's Story

Pablo Patino, 9, diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy undergoes successful heart transplant thanks to specialists at Mount Sinai. 

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