Mount Sinai Heart News
Bruce Darrow, MD, PhD, Appointed Chief Medical Information Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center
March 15, 2013
Dr. Darrow will oversee the implementation and use of information technology to improve quality of care and patient safety.
Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, Designated Master of the American College of Cardiology in Recognition of Outstanding Service
March 12, 2013
Dr. Narula is the Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Program at Mount Sinai Heart.
NY Daily News - The Daily Checkup with Dr. Jill Kalman: Heart Disease Risk Factors Can Be Cut Through Diet, Exercise and Ending Smoking
February 20, 2013
Dr. Jill Kalman says lifestyle changes and standard treatments can make a big difference in coronary care.
AAMC Reporter - "Making Waves: Ultrasound Use Increases in Medical Education" - Dr. Jagat Narula
December 1, 2012
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has given first-year students access to pocket-sized ultrasound devices to practice imaging on each other, so they can identify and assess the health of organs, blood vessels, bones, muscles, and tendons.
Mount Sinai Researchers Present Landmark Data at American Heart Association Meeting
November 7, 2012
Impact of Education on Drug Adherence, Diabetes on Heart Disease and 3D Ultrasound Technology on Disease Detection presented at 2012 Scientific Sessions
American Heart Association Presents 2012 Research Achievement Award to Mount Sinai’s Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD
November 5, 2012
The award was presented Sunday, November 4 at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions.
Individuals Who Have Diabetes and Advanced Coronary Artery Disease Have Significantly Better Outcomes with Bypass Surgery than Angioplasty
November 4, 2012
Highly-anticipated FREEDOM Trial establishes gold standard for treatment of high-risk patient population.
Mount Sinai Earns NY State's Top Safety Rating for Angioplasty
October 16, 2012
Mount Sinai’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is 1 of only 4 in the state to be awarded New York State’s highest "two-star" safety rating for angioplasty.
International Business Community Makes The Mount Sinai Medical Center Destination For Comprehensive Health Assessments
October 2, 2012
Increasing numbers make special New York City trip for full-day physicals at the Mount Sinai Executive Health Program.
Mount Sinai’s Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Sworn in as Honorary NYPD Surgeon
September 14, 2012
Dr. Fuster was one of five physicians sworn in yesterday as a member of the Society of Honorary Police Surgeons of the City of New York.
News Medical - "SUMO1 Protein May Treat and Prevent Heart Failure" - Dr. Roger Hajjar
August 26, 2012
A promising new drug target for the treatment and prevention of heart failure has been discovered by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Rises to No. 14 in Best Hospitals Rankings by U.S. News and World Report
July 17, 2012
The Mount Sinai Medical Center ranked 14th out of approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide in the 2012-2013 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report.
NY Daily News - Dr. Barry Love "Heartfelt Care: Mount Sinai Doctors Save Life Of Brooklyn Girl With Congenital Heart Disorder By Implanting Defibrillator"
July 17, 2012
Ayana Rutledge, 8, received a defibrillator that can shock her heart back to normal if it goes into an abnormal rhythm.
HealthLeaders - "Building a Top Cath Lab in 10 Not-So-Easy Steps" - Dr. Samin Sharma
July 3, 2012
The interventional cardiology program at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York has grown from a total catheterization lab volume of just over 14,000 annual cases per year in 2007 to almost 20,000 last year.
HealthLeaders - "Rounds Preview: Excelling in Cardiac Care"
June 13, 2012
The interventional cardiology program at The Mount Sinai Hospital consistently ranks as a top—if not the top—program in New York City in terms of volume and lowest complications.
Newest Devices and Techniques for Opening Arterial Blockages to Be Highlighted at Annual Coronary and Vascular Symposium
June 12, 2012
The symposium will take place at Mount Sinai from Wednesday, June 13 to Saturday, June 16.
Mount Sinai Leads NYC in Best Doctors List from New York Magazine
June 6, 2012
New York magazine named 129 Mount Sinai physicians to its “Best Doctors” list, more than any individual hospital in New York City.
Advanced Visualization Techniques Could Change the Paradigm for Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Disease
May 31, 2012
Imaging of blood flow, pioneered at Mount Sinai, provides a new way to look into cardiac abnormalities and dysfunction.
MedPage Today - Roxana Mehran: "Fractional Flow in Focus at EuroPCR"
May 15, 2012
Ischemia-guided therapy for multivessel coronary artery disease interventions may be the show-stealer at this year's EuroPCR meeting.
WABC-TV - "Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin: Stress More Effective on Hearts of Women than Men"
April 24, 2012
There is good stress that helps win a race or perform better at work, and then there's bad stress like the stress of an argument.
San Francisco Chronicle - "Dr. Vivek Reddy: The Mount Sinai Medical Center Deploys Perminova EP"
April 24, 2012
Perminova announced that The Mount Sinai Medical Center installed Perminova EP at its cardiac electrophysiology lab.
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Named a “Legend of Cardiovascular Medicine” by the American College of Cardiology
March 23, 2012
Dr. Fuster has been selected to deliver the James T. Dove Lecture on March 25 at the ACC’s annual meeting in Chicago.
Mount Sinai’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab Receives Highest Safety Rating From New York State
March 14, 2012
New York State has recognized Mount Sinai's cath lab with the highest safety rating, marking 15 years as one of the safest cath labs in the state.
Mount Sinai First to Use Visually Guided Catheter Ablation System to Treat Atrial Fibrillation Patient in New U.S. Clinical Trial
February 21, 2012
The clinical trial is headed by Vivek Y. Reddy, MD, Professor of Cardiology and Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Mount Sinai Heart.
NY Daily News - "Dr. Narula Discusses Reducing Risk Factors To Lower The Threat Of Coronary Heart Disease"
February 8, 2012
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common heart disease. More than 15 million Americans suffer from CAD, and doctors believe that many more remain undiagnosed.
Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, Recognized by American College of Cardiology as "Gifted Educator"
January 19, 2012
Dr. Jagat Narula, Chair in Cardiology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, has received the prestigious "Gifted Educator Award" for his renown as an educator in cardiology.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Hosts Second Annual New York Summit on Diabetes and Heart Disease
December 6, 2011
The Mount Sinai Medical Center is hosting the “Second Annual New York Symposium on Diabetes and Heart Disease,” featuring experts in cardiology, endocrinology, and public health to focus on much-needed education about the incidence of heart disease in people with diabetes.
HIMSS "Stage 6" Recognition Places Mount Sinai in Top 4.5 Percent of U.S. Hospitals for Electronic Medical Record Adoption
November 28, 2011
Only 237 of the more than 5,300 U.S. hospitals tracked by HIMSS Analytics has reached Stage 6.
World Trade Center Responders at Heightened Risk for Atherosclerosis
November 15, 2011
Mount Sinai researchers have found that responders at the World Trade Center site with earlier exposure to the dust cloud have greater risk of developing arterial plaque.
Samin K. Sharma, MD, Appointed Director of Clinical Cardiology and President of the Mount Sinai Heart Network
November 3, 2011
Dr. Sharma has also been named Dean of International Clinical Affiliations, expanding the international presence of The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Cardiology.
Researchers Identify Gene Variants That Cause Stent Thrombosis in People with Coronary Artery Disease
October 26, 2011
Identifying these gene variants may allow researchers to prevent a deadly complication of coronary stent implantation in people with coronary artery disease.
Jia-Jye Lee Gives Oral Presentation at BMES Meeting
October 15, 2011
Doctoral candidate, Jia-Jye (J-J) Lee gives a presentation at a Cell Mechanics session of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) meeting in Hartford, CT.
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Appointed Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Medical Center
October 6, 2011
Dr. Fuster is re-appointed as Director of Mount Sinai Heart, The Zena and Michael A. Weiner Cardiovascular Institute, and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health.
Cardiovascular Translational Lab Scholar Receives Heart Failure Society of America Fellowship
September 20, 2011
Dr. Chaanine being presented his HFSA Research Fellowship Award plaque by Martin M. Lewinter, MD, Chair, HFSA Research Committee
Unique Study Shows Efficacy of Imaging Technology in Evaluating Heart Disease Drug Dalcetrapib
September 13, 2011
Zahi A. Fayad, PhD, Director of the Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute, found
Mount Sinai Researchers Find Promising New Target in Treating and Preventing the Progression of Heart Failure
September 8, 2011
Roger J. Hajjar, MD, Director of Mount Sinai's Wiener Family Cardiovascular Research Laboratories, identified a new drug target that may treat and/or prevent heart failure.
Mount Sinai Performs First Atrial Fibrillation Cardiac Ablation on the East Coast with Novel Force-Sensing Catheter and Mapping System
July 28, 2011
The procedure was performed by Vivek Reddy, MD, Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Mount Sinai Heart.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Named to Honor Roll of America’s Elite Hospitals By U.S. News and World Report
July 19, 2011
The Mount Sinai Medical Center ranks 16 out of nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide in the 2011-2012 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report, and earns a spot on the “Honor Roll.”
Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Safe and Effective Gene Therapy to Treat Severe Heart Failure
June 27, 2011
New gene therapy developed at Mount Sinai, shows clinical benefit in treating people with advanced heart failure in a Phase II clinical trial.
New Mitral Valve Disease and Repair Data to be Presented at 2011 Mitral Conclave
April 29, 2011
The 2011 Mitral Conclave is the first international two-day meeting focused specifically on mitral valve disease and mitral valve repair surgery.
Increased Cardiac Enzymes Following Heart Bypass Surgery Associated with Increased Mortality
February 8, 2011
Researchers find that even small amounts of damage to heart muscle during coronary bypass surgery is associated with an increased risk of death.
Mount Sinai’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab Receives Highest Safety Rating in New York State
January 26, 2011
Continuous Improvement of Medical Protocols Makes New York’s Busiest Cardiac Catheterization Lab Also Its Safest
Mount Sinai Performs First U.S. Implantation of New Device for Aortic Stenosis
December 21, 2010
Designed to replace a diseased aortic heart valve percutaneously via a catheter, device provides an alternative to open heart surgery.
NIH Grants Mount Sinai $16.5 Million to Continue Program of Excellence in Nanotechnology
September 29, 2010
Contract will allow Mount Sinai to develop multidisciplinary research Centers with the goal of developing nanotechnology tools for heart, lung and blood diseases.
Mount Sinai Implants First New Ring to Treat One Cause of Heart Failure
September 11, 2010
Dr. David Adams invented and implanted the first tricuspid annuloplasty ring in the U.S. to treat tricuspid valve regurgitation.
Mount Sinai Develops Technology That Uses Gold to Detect High-Risk Heart Disease
August 16, 2010
Researchers at Mount Sinai have pioneered a way to detect vulnerable plaques in the coronary artery using gold nanoparticles and CT technology.
Mount Sinai Creates The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Cardiovascular Translational Research Center
August 11, 2010
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded Mount Sinai a $25 million grant for heart disease research.
Newest Techniques for Opening Arterial Blockages to Be Highlighted at Annual Coronary and Vascular Symposium
June 15, 2010
Mount Sinai Heart is hosting the13th Annual Live Symposium of Complex Coronary and Cardiovascular Cases.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s New Gene Therapy Proves Effective in Treating Severe Heart Failure
June 3, 2010
Mount Sinai researchers have developed a way to stimulate production of an enzyme that enables failing hearts to pump more effectively.
The Mount Sinai Hospital Earns Highest Ratings In New York State Report on Coronary Angioplasty
April 29, 2010
Samin Sharma, MD, and Annapoorna Kini, MD, Have Significantly Lower Mortality Rate than Statewide Average.
New SPECT Nuclear Cardiology Camera Reduces Time, Discomfort, and Radiation Exposure for Patients
April 9, 2010
The Mount Sinai Medical Center is the first in the US to commercially use a new cardiac nuclear imaging system that drastically reduces imaging time and radiation exposure.
Mount Sinai Researchers Are the First to Identify Heart Abnormalities in World Trade Center Workers
March 16, 2010
Mount Sinai School of Medicine presented data at the American College of Cardiology meeting evaluating heart problems in World Trade Center workers.
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Procedure Sees Reduced Mortality Rate for Fifth Straight Year
March 8, 2010
Mount Sinai Hospital's Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory has continued success in lowering the rate of in-hospital mortality following percutaneous coronary interventions.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Awarded $4.7 Million Grant to Study Congenital Heart Disease in Children
October 27, 2009
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awards Mount Sinai School of Medicine a $4.7 million grant to investigate the genetic cause of heart problems in children.
Mount Sinai First in Nation to Use Visually Guided Balloon Catheter in Cardiac Procedure
September 18, 2009
Physicians at Mount Sinai Medical Center became the first in the U.S. to ablate atrial fibrillation using the endoscopic ablation system.
Mount Sinai First in U.S. to Use Nonsurgical Technique That Eliminates Major Underlying Cause of Heart-Related Stroke
August 21, 2009
Mount Sinai physicians were the first to perform a nonsurgical procedure using sutures to tie off a left atrial appendage, the source of blood clots leading to stroke in those with atrial fibrillation.
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD Receives Distinguished Teacher Award from American College of Cardiology
March 31, 2009
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, an international pioneer in cardiovascular medicine, is the first recipient of the American College of Cardiology’s Distinguished Teacher Award.
Mount Sinai Is First in U.S. to Implant Carpentier-Edwards Physio II Ring for Mitral Valve Repair
February 23, 2009
Changes made to the original Physio ring should result in a higher quality of valve repair in patients suffering from mitral valve disease. David H. Adams, MD, implanted the new ring.
New York City Names The Mount Sinai Medical Center a Cardiac Arrest Center for Therapeutic Hypothermia
January 15, 2009
Mount Sinai received the designation because its emergency department administers a delicate cooling therapy to cardiac arrest patients that reduces the chance of brain damage and increases survival.