Services and Treatments
The James Scheuer, MD Division of Cardiology
At the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, we realize our patients with cardiovascular disease are eager to return to their lives, families and friends as quickly as possible. Our skilled and experienced cardiologists are committed to the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease through leading, innovative therapies and clinical best practices — many of which are offered to our patients before they become generally available at other hospitals and heart centers. Our remarkable team of specialists is dedicated to patients with all stages and types of heart disease, including many who believe they are without options.
Our physicians openly and regularly discuss conditions, treatment options and procedure details with our patients and their families. We listen to their concerns and encourage them to ask questions. We have a responsive staff of doctors, nurses and support personnel who are accessible to help patients navigate every step of their journey.
As the home of the world's first transvenous pacemaker system, Montefiore remains at the forefront of cardiac medicine and surgery. We have received significant research funding from the National Institutes of Health to study the genetics of heart disease, the molecular biology of heart muscle and the causes of heart failure. We continuously seek out minimally invasive solutions for complex conditions to help ensure the quickest recovery possible. Through our innovative procedures and treatments, the Heart and Vascular Center pushes the boundaries of current research and continues to redefine the field of cardiology.
A Comprehensive Range of Cardiology Services
Our cardiology team offers cardiology services ranging from routine cardiac imaging to heart transplants, which includes:
Consultive cardiologists create customized treatment plans through individualized consultations with the patient. Plans may range from behavior modification to lessen the risk of serious heart complications to treatments that improve quality of life for patients with advanced cardiac diseases.
Equipped with the one of the largest echocardiogram laboratories in nation, our team of imaging experts works together to achieve superior views of the heart to enable an accurate diagnosis. We are committed to pursuing the latest advances in cardiac imagery—from transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to cutting-edge, three-dimensional technology that allows cardiologists to obtain the clearest picture of cardiac arteries available today.
As one of the first hospitals in the region to use three-dimensional imaging technology, Montefiore continues to offer the most innovative techniques in the field. Our interventional cardiologists offer comprehensive diagnostics and treatment options—from cardiac catheterization to a full range of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), such as angioplasty and stent.
Providing a full range of noninvasive diagnostic testing, our arrhythmia experts concentrate on patient care and comfort in securing proper diagnoses. Through the use of electrophysiology studies, we can pinpoint the cause of arrhythmia and use the information to make choices about the best course of treatment.
Experts at the Center for Advanced Cardiac Therapy provide patients with a full range of heart failure treatments—from transplants to the latest cardiac medications and mechanical heart assist devices, such as the heart pump.
Medical breakthroughs over the past few decades have significantly increased the survival rates of children born with heart defects. Consequently, more adults are currently living with congenital heart disease (CHD). Montefiore is one of the few facilities with a physician dedicated to treating adults with CHD. The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program provides multidisciplinary, specialized care to address the unique challenges of these patients throughout their adult life.