Mount Sinai Heart News
Davendra Mehta, MD, PhD, Appointed Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Mount Sinai St. Luke's
February 24, 2014
Dr. Davendra Mehta is the new Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Mount Sinai St. Luke's, one of the seven hospital campuses of the Mount Sinai Health System.
First Leadless Pacemaker in United States Implanted into a Patient at The Mount Sinai Hospital
February 6, 2014
Vivek Reddy, MD, launches international LEADLESS II clinical research trial testing a miniature-sized, leadless pacemaker placed inside the heart without surgery.
Top 3 Tips for Preventing Heart Disease
February 3, 2014
This February during American Heart Month Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart shares his heart disease prevention expertise.
Engineered Cardiac Tissue Developed to Study the Human Heart
February 2, 2014
Researchers show their human engineered cardiac tissue may provide a reliable surrogate for human myocardium to improve preclinical therapeutic testing.
Knowledge is Prevention: Learn How to Protect Your Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital's Community Heart Health Fair
January 30, 2014
Mount Sinai Heart celebrates February’s American Heart Month and the 10th Anniversary of National Go Red Day on Friday, February 7.
Top 10 Things Women Need to Do to Protect their Hearts
January 29, 2014
Advice from the cardiovascular experts of Mount Sinai Heart in celebration of February's American Heart Month and the 10th anniversary of National Go Red Day on Friday, February 7.
How to Stay Warm and Heart Healthy During This Year's Super Bowl
January 21, 2014
Advice from cardiovascular experts at The Mount Sinai Hospital for football fans of New York/New Jersey’s Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2.
Novel Nanotherapy Breakthrough May Help Reduce Recurrent Heart Attacks and Stroke
January 20, 2014
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai designs HDL nanoparticle to deliver statin medication inside inflamed blood vessels to prevent repeat heart attacks and stroke.
Researchers Investigating How to Make PET Imaging Even Sweeter
January 13, 2014
Mount Sinai Heart testing new sugar-based tracer to help in the cardiovascular imaging hunt for inflamed high-risk, vulnerable artery plaques before they rupture.
Cardiac Care Unit at The Mount Sinai Hospital Awarded for its Excellence
January 10, 2014
The Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) awarded The Beacon Award for Excellence from The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
American College of Cardiology 46th New York Cardiovascular Symposium December 13-15 Led by Dr. Valentin Fuster
December 9, 2013
As one of the most prestigious cardiology events in the world, it will review and highlight latest advances in cardiology in 2013 and the next big things in 2014.
New Classification System for Cardiomyopathy
December 3, 2013
Mount Sinai Hospital’s cardiologists contribute to the creation of newly proposed MOGE(S) Classification System for cardiomyopathy disorders.
Four Researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Among the 400 Most Highly Influential Biomedical Researchers in the World
November 25, 2013
Powerful researchers include Dr. Dennis S. Charney, Dr. Carlos Cordon-Cardo, Dr. Valentin Fuster, and Dr. Eric J. Nestler.
Long-Lasting Gene Therapy Benefits Advanced Heart Failure Patients
November 19, 2013
Cardiovascular Research Center at Mount Sinai report promising long-term follow-up results for its single dose AAV1/SERCA2a gene therapy in advanced heart failure patients.
LVAD Patients Benefit from Heart Injection with Millions of Powerful Cells
November 18, 2013
New Study results presented at AHA Scientific Sessions 2013 show a single dose of stem cell therapy during surgery may improve new LVAD patients' heart function.
Preschoolers Can Learn Lasting Heart-Healthy Lessons from Sesame Street
November 18, 2013
Research team led by Dr. Valentin Fuster, Director of Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital, present promising three-year follow-up study results at AHA Scientific Sessions 2013.
A Best Manuscript Award Goes to the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
November 17, 2013
Editors of Circulation Research recognize Mount Sinai Heart researchers at AHA Scientific Sessions 2013 for their work to repair and reverse heart attack damage.
New Study Reports on the High Cost of Cardiac Surgery Healthcare Associated Infections
November 17, 2013
Findings reported at AHA Scientific Sessions 2013 reveal the economic impact of healthcare associated infections following cardiac surgery.
Kidney Damage in First Responders Linked to September 11
November 9, 2013
For the first time, researchers have linked high levels of inhaled particulate matter by first responders at Ground Zero to kidney damage.
Innovative Cardiac Surgeon Allan S. Stewart, MD, Joins The Mount Sinai Hospital
November 6, 2013
Allan S. Stewart, MD, has been appointed Director of Aortic Surgery and Co-Director of the Valve Center in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Nerve Stimulation in Neck May Reduce Heart Failure Symptoms
October 30, 2013
Multidisciplinary team of doctors at The Mount Sinai Hospital testing innovative heart failure therapy in global clinical trial.
The Mount Sinai Hospital First in the World to Offer Patients New FDA Approved Device for Severely Calcified Arteries
October 28, 2013
The Cardiac Catheterization Lab at The Mount Sinai Hospital launches United States' use of Diamondback 360® Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System to reduce severe arterial calcium prior to cardiac stents.
Inexpensive Drug Costing Less Than Three Dollars May Minimize Damage from Heart Attack
October 1, 2013
Collaborative study by Spain and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai shows potential benefits of administering beta-blocker medication to heart attack patients in ambulance.
Telemundo - "World Heart Day is Sept. 29"
September 26, 2013
Dr. Pedro Moreno appeared "live" on Noticiero Telemundo Primera Edicion "Salud y bienestar" morning program to discuss World Heart Day and calling on adults and children to take action to prevent and curb heart disease — the number one killer around the world.
CBS 2 New York - "Dissolving Heart Stents"
September 25, 2013
About one million coronary artery stents are placed every year in the US. They hold blocked arteries open but they can also interfere with the arteries' normal function.
NY Daily News - "Daily Checkup: The Coronary Calcium Scan Can Help Predict, and Thus Prevent, Heart Attack"
September 22, 2013
As the Associate Director of Cardiovascular Imaging at Mount Sinai, Harvey Hecht, MD, specializes in identifying patients who are at risk of having heart attacks.
QualityHealth - "Secondary Hypertension: Get the Facts"
September 17, 2013
If you've been diagnosed with hypertension, or high blood pressure, it actually may be caused by an underlying medical condition.
Fully Dissolvable, Temporary Stent for Opening Heart Artery Blockages Now Being Tested at The Mount Sinai Medical Center
September 17, 2013
ABSORB III nationwide clinical trial evaluating the efficiency and safety of Absorb drug-eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds (Absorb BVS) for coronary artery disease patients.
TIME - "Experts Define Heaviest Kids as Severely Obese"
September 9, 2013
Obesity rates in the U.S. have started to stall in recent years, but the fastest growing percentage of obese children are those at the heaviest end of the spectrum, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
Yahoo! Health - "Really Good News for Women's Hearts"
September 4, 2013
Heart disease is a serious threat to women, yet clinical trials of one of the most common treatments for this condition have not included many women.
MedPage Today - "ESC: Women Get Benefit From Drug-Eluting Stents"
September 3, 2013
In women, drug-eluting stents are safe and effective compared with bare-metal stents, and the observed benefit was greatest with newer-generation devices, a large meta-analysis showed.
Global Analysis Shows Cardiac Stents Beneficial in Women
September 2, 2013
World-Wide Study of More Than 11,000 Female Patients Provides Evidence that Stents Can Be Safe and Efficient in Women Who Are Traditionally Underrepresented in Clinical Trials
Paradigms for Dual Antiplatelet Therapy after PCI Challenged by PARIS Trial
September 1, 2013
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Presents New Findings of their Patterns of Non-Adherence to Anti-Platelet Regimens in Stented Patients (PARIS) Study at European Society of Cardiology 2013 Congress
NY Daily News - "Tennis Player Lee Starr, 95, Healthy To a 'Fault'—And US Open's Unofficial Poster Boy"
September 1, 2013
Lee Starr maintains a lifestyle of daily exercise, a low-fat diet and staying engaged in life.
MedPage Today - "Little Risk When Doc Says Stop DAPT"
September 1, 2013
Dual antiplatelet therapy is once again a hot-line focus at the European Society of Cardiology - but this time the message is a reassuring one for both patients and physicians: doctor knows best.
Manhattan Times - "Love Match at Mount Sinai"
August 28, 2013
The Mount Sinai Hospital, the official medical provider for the USTA and US Open, conducted a "Trophy Tour" of the Men's and Women's trophies with patients on August 9.
Everyday Health - "Born With a Congenital Heart Condition, Now a U.S. Open Ambassador"
August 28, 2013
Children at The Mount Sinai Hospital had a special treat recently when 17-year-old high school tennis player Tyler Buxbaum visited them as the hospital's designated U.S. Open Ambassador.
MedPage Today - "Post-Transplant Immune Response May Hurt Blacks" - Chris Kaiser
August 28, 2013
Multiple factors account for why African Americans have poorer survival after heart transplant – and immunological differences may play a role, a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggested.
HealthDay News - "Gene May Raise Diabetics' Chances of Heart Disease"
August 28, 2013
Some people with type 2 diabetes might be at higher risk for heart disease if they also carry a particular type of gene, new research reveals.
TheHeart.org - "Dr. Valentin Fuster Named New Editor-In-Chief At JACC" - Shelley Wood
August 16, 2013
Renowned cardiologist, researcher, and global CVD prevention advocate Valentin Fuster, MD, will become the next editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), the ACC has announced.
Healthline - "Injected Stem Cells Repair Heart Attack Damage"
August 16, 2013
Stem cells can repair the damage wreaked by heart disease, with cautious optimism from doctors pending the outcomes of clinical trials on humans according to a study published in the journal Cell.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology Taps Next Editor-in-Chief
August 15, 2013
Global Leader in Cardiology, Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, of The Mount Sinai Medical Center is New Editor-in-Chief of JACC
HealthDay News - "Study: Vitamin D Supplements Don't Lower Blood Pressure"
August 12, 2013
Vitamin D supplementation did not lower blood pressure in older patients with high blood pressure in a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Fox News - "Soda: Public Health Enemy No. 1?"
August 7, 2013
High rates of soda consumption have been linked with numerous health problems, including weight gain, poor dental health, diabetes and cardiovascular disease – which can ultimately lead to heart attacks, stroke and premature death.
WCBS 880 Radio - "More Fruits and Vegetables Could Save Americans Billions"
August 7, 2013
An extra serving of fruits or vegetables could significantly prolong lives and save Americans billions in health care costs, according to a report released Wednesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists during a press event at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Reuters - "George W. Bush receives stent for blocked heart artery"
August 6, 2013
Former President George W. Bush underwent successful surgery at a Dallas hospital to place a stent in a blocked heart artery.
WCBS-TV - "CBS 2 News at 5:00pm: Former President George W. Bush Undergoes Heart Procedure"
August 6, 2013
Former President George W. Bush had a stent placed in his heart after his doctors in Texas identified a blockage in his heart.
Spain Honors Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, of The Mount Sinai Medical Center
July 25, 2013
Dr. Fuster Recognized for His Professional Work in the United States with the Camino Real Award by the Research Institute of North American Studies "Benjamin Franklin" of the University of Alcalá in Spain
Forbes - "A Glimpse of the Future of Cardiology, Including Star Wars Holograms" - Dr. Partho Sengupta
July 17, 2013
Sometime in the not-too-far-distant future cardiologists may work with projected 3D holograms of the heart instead of images on a flat screen.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Recognized by U.S. News and World Report in Annual “Best Hospitals” Rankings
July 16, 2013
The Mount Sinai Medical Center is prominently featured in U.S. News & World Report’s clinical specialty ranking of the nation’s most outstanding hospitals.
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Receives 2013 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Arthur S. Agatston Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Award
July 15, 2013
Dr. Fuster Honored for His Lifelong Contributions for the Prevention of Heart Disease
CBS News - "Video: New Research Shows U.S. Falling Behind in Life Expectancy"
July 11, 2013
A new study being published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows the United States rates behind other countries when it comes to premature death, with the top causes of years of life lost coming from heart disease, lung cancer and stroke.
Partho P. Sengupta, MD, of The Mount Sinai Medical Center Honored by The American Society of Echocardiography
July 10, 2013
First-Ever Presentation Using Holograms Conducted by Dr. Sengupta at the ASE’s 2013 24th Annual Scientific Sessions
Mount Sinai Heart Raises $20,000 at 2013 American Heart Association Wall Street Run and Heart Walk
July 2, 2013
Team "Mount Sinai Heart" from The Mount Sinai Medical Center proudly participated in the annual 2013 American Heart Association (AHA) Wall Street Run and Heart Walk on Thursday, May 30, around the World Financial Center in lower Manhattan.
Fondation Leducq Awards $6 Million Grant for Global Research Network for Cardiac Regeneration
July 1, 2013
New Transatlantic Network of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research Established with the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center First in New York City to Offer the Newly FDA Approved HeartMate II® Pocket Controller™
June 28, 2013
The Mount Sinai Medical Center is the first medical center in New York City to offer the newly FDA approved HeartMate II® Pocket Controller™.
American Heart Association Honors Mount Sinai’s Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, for his Global Leadership
June 27, 2013
Dr. Fuster Receives American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Ron Haddock International Impact Award.
Everyday Health - "Sleep Apnea Linked to Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death" - Jeffrey Kopman
June 11, 2013
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea might also be at a higher risk for the often fatal condition known as sudden cardiac death, according to a new study.
NY Daily News - "Mount Sinai Among The Tops In New York-Area Kids Care" - Heidi Evans
June 11, 2013
New York, home to some of the biggest and best things on Earth, also boasts a slew of some of the country's best children's hospitals.
Everyday Health - "Best Access for Heart Procedures Is the Wrist"
June 10, 2013
Reaching the heart through the wrist rather than the groin improves patient outcomes for heart procedures like angioplasty, but the United States lags behind in adopting the safer method.
Crain's Health Pulse - "At a Glance - Have a Heart"
June 10, 2013
The Mount Sinai Medical Center's Mount Sinai Heart hosts its Symposium of Complex Coronary, Valvular and Vascular Cases this week, with some 1,100 interventional cardiac specialists, radiologists, vascular surgeons, nurses, technicians and others.
NY Daily News - "Daily Checkup: Cardiologist Dr. Samin Sharma of Mount Sinai is an Expert at Treating Aortic Stenosis"
June 9, 2013
As the Director of Clinical and Interventional Cardiology at Mount Sinai, Dr. Samin Sharma specializes in treating patients for blockages of the heart’s arteries and valves.
Mount Sinai Heart Hosts 16th Annual Live Symposium of Complex Coronary Cases: June 11-14
June 7, 2013
The Mount Sinai Medical Center will host its 16th Annual 2013 Live Symposium of Complex Coronary, Valvular and Vascular Cases on June 11-14.
MedPage Today - "Avandia's Future Still Bleak?" - Kristina Fiore
June 7, 2013
An FDA panel recommendation to loosen restrictions on the controversial diabetes drug rosiglitazone (Avandia) isn't likely to affect how -- or whether -- doctors prescribe it, according to experts interviewed by MedPage Today.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Becomes Official Provider Of Medical Services For The USTA And US Open
May 30, 2013
The USTA announced today that Mount Sinai has been named the official medical services provider and hospital of the USTA and the US Open.
MedPage Today - "Less Sodium, Fluids No Help in Acute HF" - Dr. Valentin Fuster
May 22, 2013
Contrary to conventional wisdom, aggressively restricting fluids and sodium intake in acute decompensated heart failure patients did not improve outcomes, a small randomized trial found.
MedPage Today - "Leadless Pacemaker Shows Promise" - Dr. Vivek Reddy
May 12, 2013
A small leadless device implanted via a catheter into the heart appears to be feasible for single-chamber pacing, a first-in-man study showed.
Bruce Darrow, MD, PhD, Appointed Chief Medical Information Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center
March 15, 2013
Dr. Darrow will oversee the implementation and use of information technology to improve quality of care and patient safety.
Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, Designated Master of the American College of Cardiology in Recognition of Outstanding Service
March 12, 2013
Dr. Narula is the Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Program at Mount Sinai Heart.
NY Daily News - The Daily Checkup with Dr. Jill Kalman: Heart Disease Risk Factors Can Be Cut Through Diet, Exercise and Ending Smoking
February 20, 2013
Dr. Jill Kalman says lifestyle changes and standard treatments can make a big difference in coronary care.
AAMC Reporter - "Making Waves: Ultrasound Use Increases in Medical Education" - Dr. Jagat Narula
December 1, 2012
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has given first-year students access to pocket-sized ultrasound devices to practice imaging on each other, so they can identify and assess the health of organs, blood vessels, bones, muscles, and tendons.
Mount Sinai Researchers Present Landmark Data at American Heart Association Meeting
November 7, 2012
Impact of Education on Drug Adherence, Diabetes on Heart Disease and 3D Ultrasound Technology on Disease Detection presented at 2012 Scientific Sessions
American Heart Association Presents 2012 Research Achievement Award to Mount Sinai’s Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD
November 5, 2012
The award was presented Sunday, November 4 at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions.
Individuals Who Have Diabetes and Advanced Coronary Artery Disease Have Significantly Better Outcomes with Bypass Surgery than Angioplasty
November 4, 2012
Highly-anticipated FREEDOM Trial establishes gold standard for treatment of high-risk patient population.
Mount Sinai Earns NY State's Top Safety Rating for Angioplasty
October 16, 2012
Mount Sinai’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is 1 of only 4 in the state to be awarded New York State’s highest "two-star" safety rating for angioplasty.
International Business Community Makes The Mount Sinai Medical Center Destination For Comprehensive Health Assessments
October 2, 2012
Increasing numbers make special New York City trip for full-day physicals at the Mount Sinai Executive Health Program.
Mount Sinai’s Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Sworn in as Honorary NYPD Surgeon
September 14, 2012
Dr. Fuster was one of five physicians sworn in yesterday as a member of the Society of Honorary Police Surgeons of the City of New York.
News Medical - "SUMO1 Protein May Treat and Prevent Heart Failure" - Dr. Roger Hajjar
August 26, 2012
A promising new drug target for the treatment and prevention of heart failure has been discovered by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
NY Daily News - Dr. Barry Love "Heartfelt Care: Mount Sinai Doctors Save Life Of Brooklyn Girl With Congenital Heart Disorder By Implanting Defibrillator"
July 17, 2012
Ayana Rutledge, 8, received a defibrillator that can shock her heart back to normal if it goes into an abnormal rhythm.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Rises to No. 14 in Best Hospitals Rankings by U.S. News and World Report
July 17, 2012
The Mount Sinai Medical Center ranked 14th out of approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide in the 2012-2013 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report.
HealthLeaders - "Building a Top Cath Lab in 10 Not-So-Easy Steps" - Dr. Samin Sharma
July 3, 2012
The interventional cardiology program at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York has grown from a total catheterization lab volume of just over 14,000 annual cases per year in 2007 to almost 20,000 last year.
HealthLeaders - "Rounds Preview: Excelling in Cardiac Care"
June 13, 2012
The interventional cardiology program at The Mount Sinai Hospital consistently ranks as a top—if not the top—program in New York City in terms of volume and lowest complications.
Newest Devices and Techniques for Opening Arterial Blockages to Be Highlighted at Annual Coronary and Vascular Symposium
June 12, 2012
The symposium will take place at Mount Sinai from Wednesday, June 13 to Saturday, June 16.
Mount Sinai Leads NYC in Best Doctors List from New York Magazine
June 6, 2012
New York magazine named 129 Mount Sinai physicians to its “Best Doctors” list, more than any individual hospital in New York City.
Advanced Visualization Techniques Could Change the Paradigm for Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Disease
May 31, 2012
Imaging of blood flow, pioneered at Mount Sinai, provides a new way to look into cardiac abnormalities and dysfunction.
MedPage Today - Roxana Mehran: "Fractional Flow in Focus at EuroPCR"
May 15, 2012
Ischemia-guided therapy for multivessel coronary artery disease interventions may be the show-stealer at this year's EuroPCR meeting.
WABC-TV - "Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin: Stress More Effective on Hearts of Women than Men"
April 24, 2012
There is good stress that helps win a race or perform better at work, and then there's bad stress like the stress of an argument.
San Francisco Chronicle - "Dr. Vivek Reddy: The Mount Sinai Medical Center Deploys Perminova EP"
April 24, 2012
Perminova announced that The Mount Sinai Medical Center installed Perminova EP at its cardiac electrophysiology lab.
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Named a “Legend of Cardiovascular Medicine” by the American College of Cardiology
March 23, 2012
Dr. Fuster has been selected to deliver the James T. Dove Lecture on March 25 at the ACC’s annual meeting in Chicago.
Mount Sinai’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab Receives Highest Safety Rating From New York State
March 14, 2012
New York State has recognized Mount Sinai's cath lab with the highest safety rating, marking 15 years as one of the safest cath labs in the state.
Mount Sinai First to Use Visually Guided Catheter Ablation System to Treat Atrial Fibrillation Patient in New U.S. Clinical Trial
February 21, 2012
The clinical trial is headed by Vivek Y. Reddy, MD, Professor of Cardiology and Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Mount Sinai Heart.
NY Daily News - "Dr. Narula Discusses Reducing Risk Factors To Lower The Threat Of Coronary Heart Disease"
February 8, 2012
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common heart disease. More than 15 million Americans suffer from CAD, and doctors believe that many more remain undiagnosed.
Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, Recognized by American College of Cardiology as "Gifted Educator"
January 19, 2012
Dr. Jagat Narula, Chair in Cardiology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, has received the prestigious "Gifted Educator Award" for his renown as an educator in cardiology.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Hosts Second Annual New York Summit on Diabetes and Heart Disease
December 6, 2011
The Mount Sinai Medical Center is hosting the “Second Annual New York Symposium on Diabetes and Heart Disease,” featuring experts in cardiology, endocrinology, and public health to focus on much-needed education about the incidence of heart disease in people with diabetes.
HIMSS "Stage 6" Recognition Places Mount Sinai in Top 4.5 Percent of U.S. Hospitals for Electronic Medical Record Adoption
November 28, 2011
Only 237 of the more than 5,300 U.S. hospitals tracked by HIMSS Analytics has reached Stage 6.
World Trade Center Responders at Heightened Risk for Atherosclerosis
November 15, 2011
Mount Sinai researchers have found that responders at the World Trade Center site with earlier exposure to the dust cloud have greater risk of developing arterial plaque.
Samin K. Sharma, MD, Appointed Director of Clinical Cardiology and President of the Mount Sinai Heart Network
November 3, 2011
Dr. Sharma has also been named Dean of International Clinical Affiliations, expanding the international presence of The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Cardiology.
Researchers Identify Gene Variants That Cause Stent Thrombosis in People with Coronary Artery Disease
October 26, 2011
Identifying these gene variants may allow researchers to prevent a deadly complication of coronary stent implantation in people with coronary artery disease.
Jia-Jye Lee Gives Oral Presentation at BMES Meeting
October 15, 2011
Doctoral candidate, Jia-Jye (J-J) Lee gives a presentation at a Cell Mechanics session of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) meeting in Hartford, CT.
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Appointed Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Medical Center
October 6, 2011
Dr. Fuster is re-appointed as Director of Mount Sinai Heart, The Zena and Michael A. Weiner Cardiovascular Institute, and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health.
New Research Shows $6.7 Billion Spent on Unnecessary Tests and Treatments in One Year
October 3, 2011
Mount Sinai researchers find that 86 percent of the costs are attributed to the prescription of brand-name statins to treat high cholesterol.
Cardiovascular Translational Lab Scholar Receives Heart Failure Society of America Fellowship
September 20, 2011
Dr. Chaanine being presented his HFSA Research Fellowship Award plaque by Martin M. Lewinter, MD, Chair, HFSA Research Committee
Unique Study Shows Efficacy of Imaging Technology in Evaluating Heart Disease Drug Dalcetrapib
September 13, 2011
Zahi A. Fayad, PhD, Director of the Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute, found
Mount Sinai Researchers Find Promising New Target in Treating and Preventing the Progression of Heart Failure
September 8, 2011
Roger J. Hajjar, MD, Director of Mount Sinai's Wiener Family Cardiovascular Research Laboratories, identified a new drug target that may treat and/or prevent heart failure.
Mount Sinai Performs First Atrial Fibrillation Cardiac Ablation on the East Coast with Novel Force-Sensing Catheter and Mapping System
July 28, 2011
The procedure was performed by Vivek Reddy, MD, Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Mount Sinai Heart.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Named to Honor Roll of America’s Elite Hospitals By U.S. News and World Report
July 19, 2011
The Mount Sinai Medical Center ranks 16 out of nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide in the 2011-2012 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report, and earns a spot on the “Honor Roll.”
Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Safe and Effective Gene Therapy to Treat Severe Heart Failure
June 27, 2011
New gene therapy developed at Mount Sinai, shows clinical benefit in treating people with advanced heart failure in a Phase II clinical trial.
New Mitral Valve Disease and Repair Data to be Presented at 2011 Mitral Conclave
April 29, 2011
The 2011 Mitral Conclave is the first international two-day meeting focused specifically on mitral valve disease and mitral valve repair surgery.
Increased Cardiac Enzymes Following Heart Bypass Surgery Associated with Increased Mortality
February 8, 2011
Researchers find that even small amounts of damage to heart muscle during coronary bypass surgery is associated with an increased risk of death.
Mount Sinai’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab Receives Highest Safety Rating in New York State
January 26, 2011
Continuous Improvement of Medical Protocols Makes New York’s Busiest Cardiac Catheterization Lab Also Its Safest
Mount Sinai Performs First U.S. Implantation of New Device for Aortic Stenosis
December 21, 2010
Designed to replace a diseased aortic heart valve percutaneously via a catheter, device provides an alternative to open heart surgery.
NIH Grants Mount Sinai $16.5 Million to Continue Program of Excellence in Nanotechnology
September 29, 2010
Contract will allow Mount Sinai to develop multidisciplinary research Centers with the goal of developing nanotechnology tools for heart, lung and blood diseases.
Mount Sinai Implants First New Ring to Treat One Cause of Heart Failure
September 11, 2010
Dr. David Adams invented and implanted the first tricuspid annuloplasty ring in the U.S. to treat tricuspid valve regurgitation.
Mount Sinai Develops Technology That Uses Gold to Detect High-Risk Heart Disease
August 16, 2010
Researchers at Mount Sinai have pioneered a way to detect vulnerable plaques in the coronary artery using gold nanoparticles and CT technology.
Mount Sinai Creates The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Cardiovascular Translational Research Center
August 11, 2010
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded Mount Sinai a $25 million grant for heart disease research.
Newest Techniques for Opening Arterial Blockages to Be Highlighted at Annual Coronary and Vascular Symposium
June 15, 2010
Mount Sinai Heart is hosting the13th Annual Live Symposium of Complex Coronary and Cardiovascular Cases.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s New Gene Therapy Proves Effective in Treating Severe Heart Failure
June 3, 2010
Mount Sinai researchers have developed a way to stimulate production of an enzyme that enables failing hearts to pump more effectively.
The Mount Sinai Hospital Earns Highest Ratings In New York State Report on Coronary Angioplasty
April 29, 2010
Samin Sharma, MD, and Annapoorna Kini, MD, Have Significantly Lower Mortality Rate than Statewide Average.
New SPECT Nuclear Cardiology Camera Reduces Time, Discomfort, and Radiation Exposure for Patients
April 9, 2010
The Mount Sinai Medical Center is the first in the US to commercially use a new cardiac nuclear imaging system that drastically reduces imaging time and radiation exposure.
Mount Sinai Researchers Are the First to Identify Heart Abnormalities in World Trade Center Workers
March 16, 2010
Mount Sinai School of Medicine presented data at the American College of Cardiology meeting evaluating heart problems in World Trade Center workers.
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Procedure Sees Reduced Mortality Rate for Fifth Straight Year
March 8, 2010
Mount Sinai Hospital's Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory has continued success in lowering the rate of in-hospital mortality following percutaneous coronary interventions.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Awarded $4.7 Million Grant to Study Congenital Heart Disease in Children
October 27, 2009
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awards Mount Sinai School of Medicine a $4.7 million grant to investigate the genetic cause of heart problems in children.
Mount Sinai First in Nation to Use Visually Guided Balloon Catheter in Cardiac Procedure
September 18, 2009
Physicians at Mount Sinai Medical Center became the first in the U.S. to ablate atrial fibrillation using the endoscopic ablation system.
Mount Sinai First in U.S. to Use Nonsurgical Technique That Eliminates Major Underlying Cause of Heart-Related Stroke
August 21, 2009
Mount Sinai physicians were the first to perform a nonsurgical procedure using sutures to tie off a left atrial appendage, the source of blood clots leading to stroke in those with atrial fibrillation.
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD Receives Distinguished Teacher Award from American College of Cardiology
March 31, 2009
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, an international pioneer in cardiovascular medicine, is the first recipient of the American College of Cardiology’s Distinguished Teacher Award.
Mount Sinai Is First in U.S. to Implant Carpentier-Edwards Physio II Ring for Mitral Valve Repair
February 23, 2009
Changes made to the original Physio ring should result in a higher quality of valve repair in patients suffering from mitral valve disease. David H. Adams, MD, implanted the new ring.
New York City Names The Mount Sinai Medical Center a Cardiac Arrest Center for Therapeutic Hypothermia
January 15, 2009
Mount Sinai received the designation because its emergency department administers a delicate cooling therapy to cardiac arrest patients that reduces the chance of brain damage and increases survival.