Cardiac Care

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 offers 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