Mount Sinai Heart Gives Stanley a Second Chance at Life At Age 90
After experiencing three heart attacks and living with congestive heart failure, Stanley was intimately familiar with heart disease.
After experiencing three heart attacks and living with congestive heart failure, Stanley was intimately familiar with heart disease. It had also taken a devastating toll on his family: His father died from a heart attack at 52, his mother at 70, and his brother at 81.
After being diagnosed with clogged arteries at age 90, his doctor at another hospital refused to perform an intervention on him because of his age and previous medical history.
He told Stanley that no other cardiologist in New York would even attempt to help him.
He was wrong.
Stanley remembered that his son was a patient of Samin Sharma, MD, Director of Clinical and Interventional Cardiology at Mount Sinai Hospital. He immediately sent his records to Dr. Sharma.
Looking at the angiogram that same day, Dr. Sharma saw that Stanley’s arteries were severely blocked and he was in imminent danger of having another heart attack. He told Stanley to come in that afternoon and opened up five arteries with stents a few hours later.
Two years later, Stanley is doing well.
“I have no doubt that if it wasn’t for Dr Sharma, I would be dead,” said Stanley.