Partnering With Your Cardiologist
At Mount Sinai Heart, the doctor-patient relationship is key to treating and preventing cardiovascular disease. Our physicians carefully weigh every option, taking into consideration the physical, emotional, cultural, and social elements of our patients' background. Doctors regard each patient as a person, not just a heart disease case.
"It's not about volume here," says Jonathan L. Halperin, MD, Professor of Cardiology and Director of Clinical Cardiology Services. "It's about comprehensiveness, and the depth of knowledge that can be brought to bear on an individual patient."
"My work requires me to know my patients' preferences, help them make heart-healthy choices, and provide personalized care," agrees Kevin G. Dunsky, MD, Associate Professor of Cardiology and Associate Director of Quality Assurance for Mount Sinai Heart. "To be a part of the solution is incredibly rewarding."
Choosing a Top Cardiologist
Cardiologists prevent, find, and treat heart disease and related disorders:
- Interventional cardiologists perform cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, angiograms, and stents.
- Electrophysiologists diagnose and treat heart rhythm disorders.
- Pediatric cardiologists treat children as well as adults with congenital heart disorders.
- Pediatric cardiovascular surgeons perform surgery on children and adults with congenital heart diseases.
- Cardiac surgeons perform open-heart and minimally invasive surgery.
Mount Sinai Heart has an extensive roster of experienced cardiologists with a wide variety of specialties. As a full-service academic heart center, we have everything under one roof: a world-renowned imaging center, subspecialists who focus on specific conditions, support services for families, and patient after-care.
Mount Sinai Heart physicians routinely confer with one another and share ideas. "We are constantly reviewing, constantly discussing," Dr. Halperin says. "That culture pervades the institution, and it's a very important way Mount Sinai is different."