Heart Services

Coronary Artery Disease

Ranked #4 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report for cardiology and heart surgery

Excellence in Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis & Treatment

Prompt Attention for Chest Pain. Acute coronary syndromes like heart attacks and angina can disrupt blood flow to your heart. As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, NewYork-Presbyterian ensures that people with chest pain and other symptoms of a blocked heart artery receive care quickly. Our team is well-equipped to treat you promptly in one of our cardiac catheterization laboratories (where we perform balloon angioplasty and stent placement to open blockages) or in an operating room for surgery.

Accurate Diagnosis. We use heart monitoring and diagnostic tools to make a timely and accurate diagnosis of your heart disease, reducing the disruption to your life and getting you back home as soon as possible. Based on the test results, we'll determine which therapy is best for you.

Customized Medical Therapy for Heart Disease. Most people with coronary artery disease benefit from medications to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. NewYork-Presbyterian doctors prescribe these medications to reduce the amount of atherosclerosis in your heart arteries and widen the channel through which blood flows. You may also benefit from drugs for high blood pressure and diabetes and to relieve the pain of angina. Our cardiologists carefully assess your health and analyze test results to match you with the medications that are most likely to help you.

Experts in Cardiogenic Shock. NewYork-Presbyterian has a multidisciplinary Shock Team and 24/7 mechanical circulatory support for patients who've had a heart attack complicated by cardiogenic shock — a serious condition where the heart has been damaged so much that it is unable to supply enough blood to the body's organs. Through our program, we give patients the best chance of a good outcome.

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery. Our surgeons perform your surgery using the least invasive approach possible. Whenever appropriate, we perform coronary artery bypass surgery through small incisions, sometimes using a surgical robot. Some people benefit from "off-pump" beating heart surgery, which can be accomplished without the need for a heart-lung machine. In addition, since our surgeons and interventional cardiologists work together to develop the best plan for each patient, many patients benefit from "hybrid" procedures, in which catheter-based and minimal access surgical treatments are combined to achieve the best results in the least invasive way.

Leaders in Education and Research. Our heart specialists lead and participate in national clinical trials of new stents, ventricular assist devices, and other ways to treat coronary artery disease, and are internationally renowned educators in treatments for coronary artery disease. In collaboration with the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, our heart specialists conduct one of the largest interventional cardiology meetings in the world: Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics.