"Our cardiac catheterization laboratories are open every hour of every day," says Samin K. Sharma, MD, Director of Clinical and Interventional Cardiology, and President of Mount Sinai Heart Network. "We treat more than 14,000 cases every year” throughout Mount Sinai Fuster Heart Hospital. “We are one of the most experienced centers in the country and have one of the lowest complication rates in the New York tri-state area."
At each Mount Sinai Fuster Heart Hospital location, our goal is to establish a well-coordinated plan that includes a close partnership between you and your health care team. We consider a series of factors as we develop your treatment plan, including lifestyle changes, medications, and in more advanced cases, surgery and rehabilitation.
Factors that determine your course of treatment for heart disease include age, overall health, disease progression, risk factors, and patient preferences.
Taking advantage of the research happening every day at Mount Sinai Fuster Heart Hospital, our team can enroll patients in research trials for new and groundbreaking treatments not yet available elsewhere.
"Mount Sinai gives individual patients an unsurpassed array of options for both diagnosis and treatment of coronary disease," says Bruce Darrow, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cardiology.
We often prescribe medication for our coronary artery disease patients. The most common medications include:
- Cholesterol medications such as statins
- Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
- Calcium channel blockers
- Emerging therapies
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Our interventional cardiologists are highly skilled in the full spectrum of cardiac catheterization procedures, including but not limited to:
- Alcohol septal ablation (septal ablation)
- Ambulatory percutaneous coronary intervention
- Angioplasty and cutting balloon angioplasty
- Atrial septal defects closure
- Balloon valvuloplasty: Aortic and mitral
- Chronic total occlusion interventions
- Carotid stenting
- Intravascular ultrasound
- Peripheral vascular interventions
- Rotational atherectomy
- Stenting (Intracoronary and drug-eluting)
- Transcatheter aortic valve implantation
- Ventricular septal defect repair