Brooklyn, NY (February 2, 2016) – As we celebrate National Heart Month, Maimonides is pleased to report that our reputation for excellence is based on statewide and national accolades that are unmatched in the metropolitan area. After a century of trailblazing new therapies for heart disease, excellence at the Maimonides Heart & Vascular Center has come to be expected by Brooklyn’s 3.5 million residents.

According to Dr. Jacob Shani, Chair of the Heart & Vascular Center, “Our historic milestones are many and varied, but it is our most recent accomplishments that make us most proud – and that make a real difference every day in the lives of our patients.”

Accolades from independent outside sources include:

  • The federal government’s annual report on 30-day mortality rates shows that Maimonides ranks among the top 1% of the nation’s hospitals for outstanding patient outcomes in Heart Attack and Heart Failure.
  • According to the NYS Department of Health, Maimonides ranks first in New York City in providing the best patient outcomes for Angioplasty and Heart Stents.
  • The latest NYS Department of Health report shows that patients of our cardiothoracic surgeons have the lowest readmission rates in New York City.

“We don’t rest on our laurels,” explains Dr. Greg Ribakove, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Maimonides Heart & Vascular Center. “We work together across all disciplines to make sure we are providing the very best options for each and every patient.”

The Maimonides Heart & Vascular Center has the collective expertise to offer patients the latest strategies for diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of cardiovascular disorders. Among the many elite programs and procedures are:

TAVR Procedure – Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement allows cardiac experts to repair or replace a faulty heart valve without major surgery

LVAD Destination Therapy – The “bridge to transplant” is now a permanent option for Heart Failure patients who don’t qualify for transplant surgery

Aortic Aneurysm Repair – Virtual Reality Simulation allows vascular surgeons to rehearse each repair in advance, dramatically lowering surgical risks

A-Fib Convergent Therapy – Atrial Fibrillation, a dangerous heart rhythm disorder that increases the risk of strokes, is eliminated by radio-ablation inside and outside the heart

“We perform these advanced procedures in our Hybrid Operating Rooms,” says Dr. Robert Rhee, Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Maimonides Heart & Vascular Center. “The latest technology supports all of our care, and makes a real difference in patient outcomes.”

In honor of National Heart Month, Maimonides will share more details throughout February about these and other outstanding programs at the Heart & Vascular Center.

Special Heart Month Events at Maimonides include:

2/5 – Free Blood Pressure Screenings, 9 AM – 2 PM, Patient Rep. Conference Room (Family Room), Main Lobby, 4802 Tenth Ave., Brooklyn

2/5 – Heart Month Flag-Raising, 9:30 AM, Main Lobby, 4802 Tenth Ave., Brooklyn

2/5 – Go Red Day at Maimonides (staff and visitors are encouraged to wear red to support the battle against heart disease)

2/12 – Free Blood Pressure Screenings, 9AM – 2 PM, Patient Rep. Conference Room (Family Room), Main Lobby, 4802 Tenth Ave., Brooklyn

2/19 – Free Blood Pressure Screenings, 9AM – 2 PM, Patient Rep. Conference Room (Family Room), Main Lobby, 4802 Tenth Ave., Brooklyn

2/26 – Free Blood Pressure Screenings, 9AM – 2 PM, Patient Rep. Conference Room (Family Room), Main Lobby, 4802 Tenth Ave., Brooklyn

Long known for excellence in cardiovascular care, Maimonides Medical Center is among the most distinguished hospitals in the nation for outstanding patient outcomes. To learn more about the Maimonides Heart & Vascular Center, call 718-283-8284, or visit www.maimonidesmed.org/heart.
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