Dr. Michael O’Dell: Esteemed Clinician, Researcher, and Educator
Dr. O’Dell is celebrated for his key role in both expanding and bringing a collaborative spirit to the Department.
Dr. Martin B. Leon Recognized with American College of Cardiology’s Top Honor
Martin B. Leon, MD, Director of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, has been awarded the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in honor of his contributions to the field of interventional cardiology.
TAVR Marks Another Milestone
A multicenter clinical trial has found that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) performed better than open heart surgery in patients with severe aortic stenosis at low surgical risk.
Dr. Stephanie Mick: Spearheading Minimally Invasive Cardiac Procedures
Renowned cardiothoracic surgeon Stephanie L. Mick, MD, has joined the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center as Director of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.
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.
PFO Closure Recommended for Select Stroke Patients
Young people with a history of strokes caused by blood clots should be evaluated for a patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure, according to Hooman Kamel, MD, a neurologist with expertise in stroke at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.
MitraClip Improves Outcomes for Mitral Regurgitation
A multicenter clinical trial has found that minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve repair significantly reduced hospitalizations and mortality for heart failure patients with moderate-to-severe or severe functional mitral regurgitation.
Valve Replacement Volume Leads to Successful Outcomes
Weill Cornell Medicine researchers have shown that hospitals that routinely perform a heart valve replacement procedure that requires open heart surgery are more likely to adopt a newer, less invasive technique.
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