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Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute

Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute

The Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center provides patients with advanced cardiac care — from new minimally invasive procedures and medications to innovative specialized approaches —to prevent and treat heart disease in men and women.

With its welcoming, stylish, five-story atrium, the Institute is the ideal setting for discovery and healing through innovative methods of diagnoses, treatment, clinical research, and education. It expands upon the Hospital's existing cardiac care expertise and connects all cardiac services — plus it adds a layer of public and patient education not available at other hospitals. The end result — enhanced patient experience, reduced infections, faster recoveries, disease prevention, education and, perhaps most important, improved patient outcomes.

State-of-the-Art Care

The Perelman Heart Institute uses advanced imaging systems to improve the precision of the catheterizations and increase the accuracy of stent placements. As a result, patients will have a lower risk of infection and a shorter recovery time. Fewer patients will require additional catheterization procedures, thus improving the overall patient experience.

This powerful technology offers NewYork-Presbyterian not only a superior digital image of the heart, but one that can be made available to medical teams institution-wide within two hours of the image transfer. This quick access to the cardiac image allows a patient’s team of physicians — specialists, internists and surgeons — to rapidly share information and coordinate treatment plans. The result is comprehensive, coordinated patient care that is second to none.

A Special Focus on Women

Women are twice as likely as men to die after suffering a heart attack, according to the American Heart Association. The Perelman Heart Institute is bridging the heart health gender gap in information and outcome. Through public and patient education, investment in talent and technology and innovative design of space, our patients and their families receive the highest level of compassionate care in the most accommodating, easy-to-navigate and nurturing environment.

Clinical Programs & Services

The cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at the Perelman Heart Institute are leaders in cardiovascular imaging, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, molecular cardiology, and cardiac surgery. Services include:

  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Angiograms
  • Angioplasty and stenting
  • Cardiac CT scan
  • Catheter ablation
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrophysiology diagnostic studies
  • Heart failure
  • Heart valve disease
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Nuclear imaging
  • Peripheral arterial disease and carotid artery disease

Experts Cardiac Team

Under the leadership of Leonard Girardi, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon-in-chief; Bruce Lerman, MD, chief of the Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Division of Cardiology; and Karl H. Krieger, MD, vice chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, the Institute sets the standard for patient-focused comprehensive heart care. Our internationally recognized doctors perform cutting-edge surgery using the latest minimally invasive technologies, which allows for quicker recovery times and lessening the pain, blood loss and scarring generally associated with traditional heart surgery.
Together with Holly Andersen, MD — a leading authority on preventive cardiology — the Institute offers a robust patient education, community outreach and preventive program that aims to reduce cardiovascular risk, especially among women. Our team of nurse educators provide easy to understand explanations of cardiac procedures, treatment plans, post-operative care, recovery timelines, and prevention through education programs and our HeartSmarts™ program. Dr. Andersen and her team underscores the Institute’s strong commitment to raising awareness about the risks of heart disease and helping people adopt healthier lifestyles through education.

If you are interested in volunteering, have questions or have suggestions, please email us at perelmanheartedu@nyp.org

Contact

Greenberg Division of Cardiology
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
520 East 70th Street
Starr-4
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 646-962-2150

Cardiothoracic Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street, M 404
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-746-5151