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Cardiac Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine|NewYork-Presbyterian offers both proven surgical modalities and new, minimally invasive approaches for the treatment of coronary artery disease, thoracic aortic aneurysm, valvular disease, arrythmias and adult congenital heart disease. Read More. 

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Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute

The Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute is the new home for world-class heart care at Weill Cornell Medicine|NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The facility sets the standard for patient-focused comprehensive care for New Yorkers and patients throughout the world.

William Acquavella Heart Valve Center

The specialists at the William Acquavella Heart Valve Center at Weill Cornell Medicine|NewYork-Presbyterian are leaders in the development and evaluation of novel, less invasive techniques for repairing and replacing damaged mitral, aortic and pulmonary valves. Our team played a leading role in the clinical trials assessing the latest percutaneous valve replacement approaches, giving us more experience than most centers in these emerging new techniques.

Phone: 646-NYP-VALVE (646-697-8258)
Email: cornellheartvalve@nyp.org

Weill Cornell Medicine Cardiothoracic Surgery 525 East 68th Street
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Phone: (212) 746-5166

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Ranked #4 in Adult Cardiology & Heart Surgery Hospital in the nation and #1 in NYC by U.S. News and World Report

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America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ by Healthgrade

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Dr. Sandhya K. Balaram Named Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Dr. Sandhya Balaram

Dr. Sandhya K. Balaram, a leading adult cardiac surgeon in New York City, has been named chief of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, effective Nov. 15. She was also recruited to Weill Cornell Medicine as an associate professor of clinical cardiothoracic surgery. 

“I’m thrilled to be joining NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine and look forward to the opportunity to further grow the cardiothoracic surgery program in Brooklyn,” said Dr. Balaram. “I am excited to be working with this talented team to provide excellent clinical outcomes and personalized care to patients in need in Brooklyn and beyond.” Read More

Simple Surgical Technique Associated with Significant Reduction in the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery

Mario Gaudino, MD

Dr. Mario Gaudino

 

A simple surgical technique during cardiac surgery was associated with a 56 percent reduction in the incidence of an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation that can lead to stroke, with no added risks or side effects, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators. The findings suggest that the method, called posterior left pericardiotomy, has significant potential for preventing prolonged hospital stays and the need for additional interventions and drugs to reduce the risk of strokes and heart failure associated with atrial fibrillation.

The study evaluated whether a posterior left pericardiotomy, a slit in the backside of the sac around the heart to drain excess fluid, could help prevent atrial fibrillation in patients who underwent cardiac surgeries. The randomized controlled trial was published Nov. 14 in The Lancet. Click here to read the full article.

Healthgrades specialty hospital rankings

Healthgrades rates NewYork-Presbtyerian and Weill Cornell as America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award.  Superior Clinical Outcomes in Heart Bypass and Heart Valve Surgery.  

Healthgrades rates NewYork-Presbtyerian and Weill Cornell as America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award.  Superior Clinical Outcomes in Heart Bypass, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment, heart failure treatment, and heart valve surgery