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Advances in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery

Top-ranked for the last 18 years, our cardiovascular program is led by some of the country’s most experienced and respected physicians and surgeons.

With dedicated heart centers and a team at the forefront of medical innovation and research, our cardiovascular services make us a leading program in the nation for the treatment of structural heart, aortic, heart failure, and vascular disorders.

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2021 Innovations in Review

Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery

The Report highlights the work of NewYork-Presbyterian physicians and scientists in heart failure and transplant, structural heart disease, aortic disease, and vascular disease.

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Benefit vs. Risk in Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After CABG

A Weill Cornell Medicine cardiothoracic surgeon led a study of a dual antiplatelet therapy that was found to reduce the risk of graft failure, but raises the risk of significant bleeding.

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Transcatheter Therapies for the Tricuspid Valve: Where Are We Today?

Columbia and Weill Cornell Medicine structural heart disease faculty offer the latest clinical trials to treat tricuspid valve regurgitation.

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Of PRIMARY Importance: Surgical or Percutaneous Repair for Mitral Regurgitation?

Columbia is a study site for the PRIMARY trial, which will answer critical questions about open surgery compared to transcatheter mitral valve repair for younger patients or patients at lower or intermediate risk for undergoing open surgery.

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The Link Between COVID-19 and Arrhythmias

Weill Cornell Medicine researchers co-led a new pre-clinical trial finding that SARS-CoV-2 can infect pacemaker cells, inducing ferroptosis and leading to abnormal heart rhythms.

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Multi-Arterial CABG: The Odyssey of the Radial Artery as a Second Conduit

A cardiothoracic surgeon at Weill Cornell Medicine is an ongoing pioneer in research on multiple arterial grafting for coronary artery bypass surgery.

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Probing the Predictive Capability of a Next Generation Implantable Cardiac Monitor

Dr. Elaine Wan, a Columbia invasive cardiac electrophysiologist, is serving as one of two national Principal Investigators on a major clinical trial investigating an implantable loop recorder to detect heart failure events

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Aortic Valve Regurgitation: Why Surgical Management Remains in Vogue

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia heart surgeons present a detailed analysis of surgical outcomes in patients with aortic insufficiency.

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Reducing Risk of Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery

Weill Cornell Medicine faculty establish the potential of posterior left pericardiotomy performed during heart surgery to reduce the subsequent incidence of atrial fibrillation.

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A Closer Look at Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Patients with LVADs

Heart failure specialists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital have conducted the first prospective randomized study of cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with an LVAD.

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Introducing Ultrasound to Control Drug-Resistant Hypertension

Columbia University interventional cardiologists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital are spearheading an international clinical trial that is evaluating the benefit of ultrasound renal denervation for patients with resistant hypertension.

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Insights into Cardiometabolic Health

Weill Cornell Medicine faculty are investigating molecular mechanisms of cardiometabolic diseases – from the mouse model to human biology – with the goal of developing novel treatments to prevent diabetic and cardiac complications.

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Addressing Heart Complications of COVID-19

A study by faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University uncover the source of cardiac damage in patients with COVID-19 and also identify FDA drug candidates as potential therapies.

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Centralized Heart Failure Management Program Using Remote Monitoring, Artificial Intelligence

Led by Nir Uriel and Gabriel Sayer, NewYork-Presbyterian developed a 5-phase approach to identify patients with worsening heart failure who may benefit from heart failure management in between clinic visits.

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Management of Heart Transplant Recipients Infected With SARS-COV2

Heart transplant recipients with COVID-19 are at high risk for severe complications. The researchers, led by Nir Uriel, MD, MSc, discuss implications for the management of SARS-COV2, given the need for immunosuppression in this patient population.

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Advanced Heart Failure: Pursuing Progress on Many Fronts

From remote home monitoring to the latest medical therapies, ventricular assist devices, and heart transplant­ation, NewYork-Presbyterian’s cardiologists and surgeons offer the most advanced medical and surgical options to patients who have many forms of advanced cardiac disease.

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Extending the Reach of Transcatheter Therapies

With the great successes of TAVR, transcatheter therapies are emerging for other types of structural heart disease, including aortic regurgitation and disorders of the mitral and triscuspid valves. At the same time, studies continue underway to further enhance these procedures.

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A Minimally Invasive Device for Total Aortic Arch Repair

Cardiac and vascular surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital have come together for a groundbreaking trial to evaluate the first device for a complete aortic arch endovascular replacement available in the United States.

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Novel Therapies in Electrophysiology

Patients with heart failure and patients with congenital heart disease can present with structural anomalies that make them poor candidates for traditional treatments for arrhythmias. At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, electro­physiologists are studying alternative methods for overcoming challenges to regulating heart rhythm in these patients.

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Clinical Considerations in Prosthetic Aortic Graft Replacement

Cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital provide insight into proximal aortic surgery, a lifesaving procedure for patients with ascending aortic aneurysms.

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Transcatheter Trials Break New Ground

Promising catheter-based treatments under evaluation in multiple clinical trials are bringing help and hope to patients with severe mitral valve and tricuspid valve disease. At the forefront of these studies are the heart teams of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where transcatheter therapies are in great demand.

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Left Ventricular Remodeling and Its Reversal

Heart failure specialists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital examine the range of therapeutic options for heart failure caused by left ventricular remodeling. Their in-depth article in Structural Heart focuses on treatments that have been successful in preventing or reversing remodeling biological and physical approaches.

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TAA Repair and Coronary Surgical Practices: Cardiac Surgeons Present Compelling Research

Cardiothoracic surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian report on new approaches to address daunting complications with open thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair and the ongoing debate on the adoption of coronary surgery as a super specialty.

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Mitral Valve Disease: The Treatment Evolution Continues

NewYork-Presbyterian heart teams are spearheading the latest trials in transcatheter repair and replacement to minimize the risks and maximize the outcomes for patients with complex mitral valve disease.

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At #4 in the Nation, Elevating Cardiac Care Continues

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s renowned cardiology and cardiac surgery program is advancing the field through our groundbreaking work in TAVR, adult congenital heart disease, sports cardiology, and obestrical cardiology programs.

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Dr. Nir Uriel: Elevating Progress in Advanced Heart Failure

Dr. Nir Uriel, an internationally recognized leader in heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, and heart transplantation, will oversee heart failure programs at NewYork-Presbyterian’s campuses in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Westchester.

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Noteworthy Progress in LVAD Therapy: The HeartMate3

The FDA approved the HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as a destination therapy for patients with advanced heart failure who are not eligible for transplant, as a life-long implant.

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Pursuing Progress in Pulmonary Hypertension

Among the largest programs in the world for pulmonary hypertension, the Pulmonary Hypertension Centers of NewYork-Presbyterian manage some of the most complicated and sickest patients with this rare, progressive cardiopulmonary disease.

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Mitral Valve Disease: Maximizing Outcomes with Teamwork and New Technology

Cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, and cardiac surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian bring their expertise to bear in colla¬borations that allow the details of the patient’s disease to dictate the best treatment.

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TAVR Branches Out: New Refinements, Broader Indications

In the years since the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) was performed, the interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian have made inroads in device technologies and patient selection.

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease Comes of Age

With the number of adult congenital heart disease patients exceeding the number of pediatric aged patients, clinicians at the Congenital Heart Center of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital are charged with providing care for this unique patient population.

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