Mount Sinai Heart: Coronary Artery Disease

As the most common form of heart disease, coronary artery disease can lead to a range of serious conditions, including heart attack. That’s why choosing the right care is so important for your lifelong heart health. At the Mount Sinai Health System, our cardiac specialists draw on advanced treatments and deep experience to personalize the right care plan for you.

Coronary Artery Disease occurs when the cells lining the arteries are damaged from plaque buildup, restricting blood flow to your heart. Patients from around the globe come to Mount Sinai Heart for treatments to help restore the pathways to the heart. Each year, The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory performs approximately 7,500 interventions, from routine to complex cases.

To make an appointment, please contact us at 1-855-674-3278 or request an appointment.

Our Coronary Artery Disease Services

In addition to expertise in lifestyle modifications and medication management, Mount Sinai is recognized around the world for our vast expertise in procedures to treat coronary artery disease, including the following:

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) are minimally invasive procedures to implant new aortic valves into the heart.
  • Balloon valvuloplasty: If you have a narrowed heart valve, this procedure involves threading a balloon to the site, where it’s inflated to widen the opening, then deflated and removed.
  • Left main stenting: This procedure involves placing a metal stent coated with a time-release medication into the left main coronary artery to open a blockage. 
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI): To perform a PCI, a catheter fitted with a device (like a stent or balloon) is threaded from a small incision in the groin or arm to the problem site in the heart. At the heart, the device opens the blockage and restores adequate blood flow.
  • Rotational atherectomy: This procedure uses a revolving instrument to break up calcified plaque that has built up in a coronary artery. Breaking up the plaque restores the flow of blood to the heart. 
  • Coronary artery bypass graft: This form of open heart surgery involves replacing diseased arteries with healthy ones. In some patients, we may use a robotic device to perform this procedure in a minimally invasive manner.

See Us In-Person or On-line

The Mount Sinai doctors and nurses who treat coronary artery disease work 24/7 to ensure the health and safety of the families and communities we serve.

  • In-person Appointments: When it’s time to schedule in-person care, you can feel assured that Mount Sinai follows rigorous protocols for the protection of every person who walks through our doors.
  • On-line Appointments: For patients interested in scheduling telehealth appointments, our doctors offer the convenience of video visits in order to hear about concerns, discuss treatment options, manage medications, and more.