Search Tag: PCI

Effectiveness of Angioplasty Questioned for Treatment of CAD

2013 09 Dec

Stable coronary artery disease (CAD) patients who are neither experiencing a heart attack nor an abnormal stress test, may not be receiving additional benefits from angioplasty for the treatment of their narrowed arteries when compared to drug therapy alone. This was revealed in a recent Stony Brook University School of Medicine cardiologists-led... Read more

World Premiere: New Device for Severely Calcified Arteries Offered to Patients

2013 04 Nov

The Mount Sinai Hospital’s leading interventional cardiologists are the premiering the use of a newly FDA approved device to treat gravely calcified coronary arteries before placing a cardiac stent on a blocked artery. The Diamondback 360® Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System is being introduced at The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization... Read more

Shock Teams and ECMO Save Lives in Massive STEMI

2013 11 Mar

Dr. Michael Mooney talks about his 2013 ACC presentation (link to video below) The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), accompanied by mechanical CPR, in patients with massive myocardial infarctions can lead to unexpected survival. These study findings are being presented March 9 at the American College of Cardiology Scientific... Read more