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Stony Brook University Heart Institute fights cardiovascular disease from every angle, using the most innovative and effective tools available. No other hospital in the region, and very few in the State of New York, offer as wide a range of advanced technologies and services to diagnose and heal the heart and vascular system, including:

  • Advanced cardiovascular imaging, including an ultra-fast 320-slice CT in the Emergency Department and routine availability of 3D transesophageal echocardiography
  • Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) — mechanical heart pumps — implanted for short- and long-term therapy
  • Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) procedures with robotic assistance
  • Minimally invasive heart valve surgery
  • Routine use of minimally invasive valve, coronary and thoracic aortic stenting procedures
  • Sensei® robotic catheter system for radiofrequency ablation to treat arrhythmia
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for inoperable aortic stenosis
  • Transradial catheterization through the wrist rather than groin
  • Both a Valve Center and an Aortic Center where patients are seen by multiple specialists during the same visit to develop a comprehensive treatment plan
  • Endovascular Rapid Response Team available 24/7 to treat aortic dissections/ruptures
  • Fenestrated aortic endografts for abdominal aortic aneurysms that are otherwise untreatable