Heart disease is still the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 785,000 Americans will have a new coronary attack and about 470,000 will have a recurrent attack in 2009.
In 2008, with the establishment of the NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute, we positioned ourselves to be an even greater leader in the fight against this deadly disease.
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 in one place. It adds a layer of public and patient education not available at other hospitals and provides a comfortable area for families and visitors to wait and rest. The end result - enhanced patient experience, reduced infections, faster recoveries, disease prevention, education and, perhaps most important, improved patient outcomes.