Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Named President of Mount Sinai Heart

Mount Sinai Health System’s globally acclaimed cardiologist Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, has been named President of Mount Sinai Heart, a newly created position, effective Sunday, January 1, 2023. Dr. Fuster will continue in his roles as Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital and as the Richard Gorlin, MD/Heart Research Foundation Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

A Consistent Lack of Sleep Negatively Impacts Immune Stem Cells, Increasing Risk of Inflammatory Disorders and Heart Disease

Mount Sinai study also shows catching up on sleep doesn’t reverse possible negative effects on cellular level

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Receives Prestigious Award from Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Mount Sinai Heart leader will be recognized for his exceptional career achievements at the 34th annual conference.

New Risk Score Predicts Mortality for Atrial Fibrillation Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Mount Sinai researchers develop new risk stratification tool to optimize patient care and outcomes after TAVR

“Polypill” Reduces Cardiovascular Mortality by 33 Percent in Patients Treated After a Heart Attack

A three-drug medication known as a “polypill,” developed by the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) and Ferrer, is effective in preventing secondary adverse cardiovascular events in people who have previously had a heart attack, reducing cardiovascular mortality by 33 percent in this patient population.

High Blood Viscosity Can Predict Higher Risk of Death in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

EMBARGOED UNTIL JULY 18, 2022, 2PM EST                  Study Title: “Association of Blood Viscosity with Mortality among Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19” Journal: Journal of the American College of Cardiology – *Embargoed until July…

Blacks Found Twice as Likely to Have Atherosclerosis as Hispanics in Young Adult Populations in Underserved Communities

A unique Mount Sinai study focused on a multi-ethnic, underserved community in New York City shows that young Black adults are twice as likely to have atherosclerosis as similarly situated young Hispanic adults.

Stress Testing Can Help Determine Which Patients Are Likely to Benefit From Heart Procedures to Improve Survival

Mount Sinai study can help guide proper treatment course for patients depending on heart function and severity of heart damage

Specific Environmental Exposures may Help Predict Increased Risk of Death from Cardiovascular Disease

A new study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai quantifies the cardiovascular risk posed by exposure to specific environmental factors, showing, for example, that air pollution heightens the risk of heart disease mortality by 17 percent.

Heart Failure Patients Unvaccinated Against COVID-19 Are Three Times More Likely to Die From It Than Boosted Heart Failure Patients

EMBARGOED UNTIL JUNE 9, 2022, 10AM EST (New York, NY – June 9, 2022) – Heart failure patients who are unvaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are three times more likely to die if infected with the virus…

Mount Sinai Cardiologist Develops New Risk Score to Help Predict Possible Contrast-Associated Kidney Injury After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Assessment can help stratify high-risk patients for monitoring before, during, and after procedures to improve outcomes

Novel Surgical Device Can Potentially Improve Outcomes of Coronary Bypass Grafting That Uses Leg Veins

(New York, NY – November 13, 2021) –A novel device called venous external support (VEST) may lead to increased longevity and durability of saphenous (leg) vein grafting during coronary artery bypass surgery, according to a new trial done in collaboration…

New Treatment Approach for Advanced Coronary Artery Disease Leads to Improved Outcomes

Study outlines better way to identify where stents are necessary

Shrinking Waveforms on Electrocardiograms Predict Worsening Health and Death of Hospitalized COVID-19 and Influenza Patients

Spotting changes in the heart’s electrical activity may prompt more-aggressive treatment and monitoring.

Edoxaban May Be Effective Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Mount Sinai study is first to compare this anticoagulant with the standard of care in large randomized clinical trial

Two Mount Sinai Leaders Receive Prestigious Honors from American Heart Association in New York City

Two of Mount Sinai’s top doctors will be honored with prestigious awards at the American Heart Association’s New York City Heart and Stroke Ball, taking place virtually on Wednesday, June 9.

Fat Around the Heart Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Failure

EMBARGOED UNTIL MAY 24 2:00PM EST (New York, NY – May 24, 2021) – Having excess pericardial fat—fat around the heart—increases the risk of developing heart failure, especially in women, according to new Mount Sinai research. Women with high amounts…

Mount Sinai Cardiovascular Doctors to Receive Honors During American College of Cardiology 70th Annual Scientific Session

William Whang, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), and Gilbert Tang, MD, MSc, MBA, Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, are receiving the 2021 Simon Dack Awards for their exceptional contributions to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

Study Shows Significant Reduction in Triglycerides in Patients at High Risk for Acute Pancreatitis Through Novel Monoclonal Antibody

The investigational drug evinacumab reduced triglycerides in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia (sHTG) and a history of hospitalizations for acute pancreatitis in a phase 2 global study led by Mount Sinai

Heart Disease and COVID-19: Focusing on Exercise, Mental Health, and Nutrition are Critical for High-Risk Groups

February is American Heart Month and cardiologists from the Mount Sinai Health System are sharing tips on heart disease prevention to lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and COVID-19.

A Novel Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Cuts LDL Cholesterol by Half in a High-Risk Patient Population, Study Shows

The investigational drug evinacumab reduced low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol—the so-called “bad” cholesterol—by 50 percent in patients with severe hypercholesterolemia whose condition is resistant to standard treatments, a phase 2 study from the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai and other global academic sites has found.

Mount Sinai’s Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Honored by Thai Royal Family for Outstanding Medical Contributions

Thailand’s Royal Family has named Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital, a winner of the 29th annual Prince Mahidol Award in the field of Medicine.

Ultrasounds Show Impact of COVID-19 on the Heart

International study may guide therapeutic strategies in patients with and without underlying heart conditions

Mount Sinai and Cross County Cardiology Partner to Expand Advanced Cardiac Services in New Jersey

Mount Sinai Health System and Cross County Cardiology announced a new cooperative partnership today that will include five cardiology practices located throughout Bergen and Hudson counties in New Jersey. Cross County Cardiology-Mount Sinai Doctors will work to enhance clinical care for patients with cardiovascular disease bringing the most advanced techniques within the field of cardiology and vascular care to the region.

Teaching Preschool Caregivers about Healthy Behaviors May Promote Healthier Lifestyle in Some High-Risk Groups

Study Shows Vascular Ultrasounds and Adhering to Interventional Education in Underserved Communities can Improve Health among Parents and School Staff