Mount Sinai Heart Launches Clinical Trial to Test if Coronary Stent Patients Can Avoid Taking Aspirin
August 11, 2015
International clinical trial TWILIGHT to test the safety and effectiveness of treating coronary stent patients with the anti-clotting medication ticagrelor instead of combining it with aspirin.
Miniature Heart Sensor Keeps Heart Failure Patients Out of the Hospital
June 11, 2015
Tiny microchip inside heart can monitor vitals of advanced heart failure patients remotely before heart failure symptoms strike.
The Mount Sinai Hospital Opens the Lauder Family Cardiovascular Ambulatory Center
May 8, 2015
Lauder Family Cardiovascular Ambulatory Center created thanks to the generous support from Ronald S. Lauder and family to honor Dr. Valentin Fuster.
Gene Therapy Clips Out Heart Failure Causing Gene Mutations
April 29, 2015
Mount Sinai Heart study shows gene therapy can clip out genetic material linked to heart failure and replace it with the normal gene in human cardiac cells.
Making Waves with Robotic Ultrasound Between New York and Chicago
April 23, 2015
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Rush University Medical Center are testing in a new clinical trial long-distance, tele-robotic ultrasound over the Internet.
Imaging Tests Detect Coronary Artery Disease Long Before it Strikes
March 17, 2015
Mount Sinai study shows non-invasive imaging of carotid and coronary arteries in healthy adults may more accurately predict future risk of heart attack, stroke, or death.
Mount Sinai’s Dr. Valentin Fuster Honored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation
December 15, 2014
CRF honored Dr. Valentin Fuster for his career contributions to cardiovascular research and dedication to training the thought leaders of tomorrow.
Faster, Coordinated Response Could Help More Patients Survive Heart Attacks in New York City, Across Nation
December 12, 2014
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel & Mount Sinai Queens part of AHA's network working to improve heart attack patient care.
Delivery of Stem Cells into Heart Muscle After Heart Attack May Enhance Cardiac Repair and Reverse Injury
November 19, 2014
Mount Sinai's Cardiovascular Research Center presents new findings at the AHA Scientific Sessions 2014.
Heart Muscle Inflammation and Swelling Peak Twice After Heart Attack
November 17, 2014
New research findings by Mount Sinai Heart and CNIC in Spain challenges current medical consenus discovering heart attack causes two waves of heart muscle inflammation within a week.
Implanted Device Shows Potential as Alternative to Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
November 16, 2014
New JAMA study led by Dr. Vivek Reddy of Mount Sinai Heart shows WATCHMAN device can be just as safe and effective as warfarin.
Annapoorna Kini, MD, Physician of the Year at The Mount Sinai Hospital
November 3, 2014
Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Mount Sinai Heart honored with "Physician of the Year" Attending Award.
A New Window of Opportunity to Prevent Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases
October 22, 2014
Neuroimaging tests can reveal brain changes resulting from vascular disease risk factors before the appearance of any signs or symptoms of cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease.
Mount Sinai First in U.S. to Use New Drug-Coated Balloon Catheter
October 14, 2014
Prakash Krishnan, MD, FACC was the first doctor in the United States to use the new drug-coated balloon for peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
Become a “Heart Hero” This October During National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month
September 30, 2014
Mount Sinai Health System urges the general public, especially students, to learn lifesaving CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator to reduce sudden cardiac death rates.
The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Named after Dr. Samin K. Sharma
September 29, 2014
Mount Sinai Heart reaches $5 million endowment goal for the Dr. Samin K. Sharma Family Foundation Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
September is National Cholesterol Education Month: 5 Steps to Keep Your Cholesterol in Check
September 8, 2014
Free Mount Sinai Health System Cholesterol Fairs in September to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.
New Polypill Increases Heart Attack Patients' Medication Adherence
September 1, 2014
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, presents new findings at ESC 2014 showing novel fixed-dosed combination drug has potential to prevent more patients from having a second heart attack.
Preventing Heart Disease in New York City Children and their Caregivers
July 15, 2014
Mount Sinai Heart has been awarded nearly $4 million from the American Heart Association to increase cardiovascular health in NYC children at highest risk.
Heart and Stroke Lifesavers from Mount Sinai Honored at the American Heart Association 2014 New York City Heart Ball
June 27, 2014
AHA Heart and Stroke Lifesavers are Stephan A. Mayer, MD, FCCM, Director of the Institute for Critical Care Medicine and Beth Oliver, DNP, RN, Vice President of Cardiac Services.
Mount Sinai Heart Establishes Pioneering Center for Medical Devices to Advance Cardiovascular Medicine
June 26, 2014
Mount Sinai recruits Julie Swain, MD, to launch innovative center for consultation, clinical trial design, and testing of promising cardiac medical devices.
Free, Special Issue of Scientific American Magazine Devoted to Promoting Global Cardiovascular Health
June 26, 2014
Scientific American and Mount Sinai Heart's Dr. Valentin Fuster and colleagues join forces to provide a road map for reducing the growing worldwide epidemic of cardiovascular diseases.
Leadless Pacemaker Showing Promising Results After One-Year
May 9, 2014
Vivek Reddy, MD, of The Mount Sinai Hospital reports 12-month follow-up study results in late-breaking clinical trial presentation at Heart Rhythm 2014.
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Appoints New Heart Leadership Team for Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery
May 8, 2014
World-renowned recruits Blase A. Carabello, MD, appointed Chair of Cardiology and John D. Puskas, MD, Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.
Highest Safety Rating Awarded to Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at The Mount Sinai Hospital
May 5, 2014
For 16 consecutive years Mount Sinai awarded highest "two-star" rating by New York State Department of Health for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI).
Mount Sinai Scientists Identify First Gene Linked to Heart Muscle Disease in Children
April 28, 2014
Findings show several FDA-approved drugs may also be effective in patients diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy.
Cardio-Oncology Clinic Established at The Mount Sinai Hospital
April 15, 2014
Cardiologists and cancer experts at The Mount Sinai Hospital have joined forces to establish its first Cardio-Oncology Clinic at The Tisch Cancer Institute.
New President of Association of Black Cardiologists is Icilma Fergus, MD, of The Mount Sinai Hospital
April 3, 2014
Mount Sinai Heart’s Dr. Fergus Inaugurated at ABC’s 40th Anniversary Reception During the American College of Cardiology 2014 Scientific Session
National Walking Day Celebrated at Mount Sinai
April 2, 2014
Mount Sinai Health System hosts walking events on April 2 to raise awareness that just 30-minutes of brisk walking each day can help prevent heart disease.
New Minimally Invasive Transcatheter Heart Valve Procedure Superior to Open-Heart Surgery for High Risk Patients
April 1, 2014
Mount Sinai's David H. Adams, MD, reports CoreValve U.S. Pivotal Trial results in Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Session at American College of Cardiology 2014 Scientific Session.
Small Wireless Pacemaker is Safe, Effective in Early Testing
March 24, 2014
Mount Sinai reports promising European study results for new leadless pacemaker it is currently testing in U.S. clinical trial.
September 11 Linked to Two Heart Disease Culprits: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
March 20, 2014
New study shows high levels of exposure to inhaled particulate matter by first responders at Ground Zero linked to the risk of obstructive sleep apnea and PTSD.
Key Heart Failure Culprit Discovered
March 12, 2014
Collaborative research study shows blocking microRNA miR-25 halts progression of heart failure, improves cardiac function, and may increase survival.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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 Presents Landmark Research at American College of Cardiology Meeting
March 27, 2012
New Statin Regimen, Unrecognized Heart Disease Symptoms, New Imaging Innovations Among Key Research at Leading Cardiology Conference
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.
Fetal Cells From Placenta May Help Maternal Heart Recover From Injury
November 14, 2011
Mount Sinai researchers have found that fetal stem cells home to the site of injury in the maternal heart and aide in its recovery.
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.
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.
Mount Sinai Celebrates the “Topping Off” of the New Center for Science and Medicine Building
February 7, 2011
Set to open in 2012, CSM will bring nearly a half-million square-feet of new, state-of-the-art medical research and clinical facilities to Mount Sinai.
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 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.
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.
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.
Trial Data Conclude That Cardiovascular Risks Associated with Vioxx Could Have Been Identified Sooner
November 23, 2009
Discovery of cardiovascular risks related to taking the anti-inflammatory drug could have occurred several years before its manufacturer pulled it from the market.
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.
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Grants More Than $37 Million to The Mount Sinai Medical Center
April 21, 2009
Funds will support the Helmsley Center for Electrophysiology, establish the Helmsley Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, and establish the Sinai-Helmsley Alliance for Research Excellence Network.