Mount Sinai Heart
At Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Morningside, we are always working to stay one step ahead of heart disease. Our comprehensive cardiology and cardiovascular surgery programs offer unrivaled diagnostics and curative measures designed to identify, treat, and prevent heart disease. We offer state of the art treatment and research in a warm and compassionate environment.
"Mount Sinai Heart: Where You’re the Heart of the Matter”
Mount Sinai Heart physicians and staff are experts in:
- Arrhythmia or Heart Rhythm Disorders
- Heart Attacks and Coronary Artery Disease
- Heart Failure
- Heart Imaging
- Heart Valve Diseases
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Preventative Cardiology
Heart Failure and Transplantation Program
When your heart is not getting enough oxygen, and cannot pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs, you might be experiencing heart failure. Many heart failure patients have some other medical issue that makes it difficult for their heart to function properly. Often, it is another heart condition.
Every heart failure patient is different. That’s why the heart failure program at Mount Sinai Morningside develops an individualized treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Your plan will take into account the stage of your disease as well as any other medical conditions you may have. When appropriate, we work as a team with other heart care specialists. In addition, we also work with a variety of other specialists including:
- Cardiovascular geneticists
- Imaging experts
- Interventional cardiologists
- Palliative care specialists
- Renal specialists
We are here for you, providing 24/7 care in both English and Spanish. We offer state of the art care, including:
- The most advanced treatment procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), MitraClip, robotic surgery, and vagal nerve stimulation
- Specialized nursing care for patients who need extra assistance after leaving the hospital
- Advanced technology to monitor the electrical activity in your chest after you leave the hospital, through the CardioMEMS system which allows your care team to monitor your condition remotely
- Guidance and education about your condition and treatment options as we work together to improve your heart health
- Healthy lifestyle planning for when you finish treatment, including access to several home health agencies as well as City Health Works
At Mount Sinai, we conduct research about diagnosis and treatment of heart failure. This gives you, our patients, access to many clinical trials including the latest therapies available.
The heart failure program at Mount Sinai Heart at Morningside has been helping patients for more than a decade. We provide state of the art care and follow the most recent federal guidelines. The program began as part of—and remains strongly integrated with—the heart failure program at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
Cardiac PET CT Testing
Mount Sinai Morningside features advanced imaging capabilities for the detection of heart disease. Cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) can be combined with computed tomography (CT) scanning to provide imaging of the functioning heart as well as heart anatomy. A small amount of radioactive tracer is used in these tests. The radioactive molecule that we use is called rubidium and is extremely safe—it delivers significantly lower radiation and has a very short half-life, meaning it doesn’t last long in the body. Mount Sinai Morningside is one of the few facilities in the New York area to have its own rubidium generator, and our imaging specialists have specific expertise in these procedures. Because of this capability, we are able to schedule timely and easy access to the entire range of advanced cardiac PET testing.
The cardiac PET CT test is a noninvasive procedure that can detect the progression of heart disease, as well as inflammation or infection around the heart. A small amount of radioactive tracer is injected into a vein, and a special camera called a PET scanner detects the radiation released by the tracer and creates computer images of your heart. The test is combined with a medication to open your blood vessels and simulates the effects of exercise on your cardiovascular system. It may be used if you are unable to exercise on a treadmill or exercise bicycle and measures the blood flow to your heart under stress. There are three common types of cardiac PET CT tests that measure blood flow, detect damage to heart muscles, or check for inflammation or infection. Learn more about PET tests and how to prepare for them.
Al-Sabah Arrhythmia Institute
The Al-Sabah Arrhythmia Institute at Mount Sinai Morningside is a state-of-the-art electrophysiology facility that provides the most advanced, comprehensive, and compassionate arrhythmia care. We treat a wide variety of heart rhythm disorders including atrial fibrillation, bradycardia (slow heart rhythms), tachycardia (fast heart rhythms), long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, and cardiomyopathies. We perform a wide range of treatments and have a contemporary computer controlled robotic navigation system, which makes procedures much quicker and safer.
Our Services include:
- Diagnostic studies to determine the exact origin of an abnormal heart rhythm
- Catheter ablation of arrhythmias
- Device implantations including pacemakers, defibrillators, and Watchman devices
- Tilt Table Testing to investigate syncope or fainting
- Cardioversion to restore normal heart rhythms
Center for Clinical Cardiovascular Care at Mount Sinai Heart
Mount Sinai Heart has opened an outpatient cardiovascular office at Mount Sinai Morningside. Our outpatient services at the Center for Clinical Cardiovascular Care at Mount Sinai Heart include:
- Preventative Cardiology
- Cardiac Surgery
- Heart Attack and Coronary Artery Disease
- Heart Failure
- Heart Imaging
- Vascular Medicine and Surgery
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Mount Sinai Morningside Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is staffed by a multidisciplinary interventional cardiology team offering individualized patient care from diagnosis through treatment and recovery, with a seamless integrated care pathway.
Cath Lab services include:
- Diagnostic cardiac catheterization
- Coronary revascularization including balloon angioplasty, stents, athrectomy
- Acute myocardial infraction management
- Peripheral angiography and percutaneous treatment of the arteries of the leg
- Balloon valvuloplasty
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Cardiology Amyloid Clinic
Amyloidosis is a disease that occurs when proteins break down into a substance known as amyloid which builds up in tissues and organs and interferes with their function. Deposits of amyloid in the heart cause the disease known as cardiac amyloidosis. As the deposits increase, the heart gets increasingly stiff and the pumping function gets weaker. There are several types of amyloidosis which are derived from different proteins. It is extremely important to determine the specific type of amyloid causing the disease, because each type of amyloidosis progresses at a different rate, and the treatment differs greatly for each form. Amyloid can affect many organs of the body simultaneously, and the cardiology amyloidosis specialist will work with other specialists as needed. Some forms of cardiac amyloidosis are hereditary, and Mount Sinai Heart at Morningside offers cardiovascular genetics testing and counseling for patients with this form of amyloidosis.