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Apps Help Ease Surgery Anxiety
NBC Nightly News  March 30, 2013

Robert Michler, M.D., professor and chairman, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, and co-director of The Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, provides an inside look into his use of technology to help ease his patients’ anxiety for pending surgeries. Dr. Michler discusses patient fears with Dr. Nancy Snyderman and shows how high-tech tools can strengthen the bedside bond between doctor and patient.

 
    Heart and Vascular Care | Robert E. Michler, MD  
 
 
  February is American Heart Month
‘Open’ BronxNet TV    February 20, 2013

Daniel Goldstein, M.D., vice chairman of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, discusses heart health specific to the Bronx community and provides helpful tips for everyone to try during American Heart Month and beyond.

 
    Heart and Vascular Care | Daniel Goldstein, MD  
 
 
  How Old is Your Heart?
Everyday Health Twitter Chat  February 20, 2013

Robert Michler, M.D., professor and chairman, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Montefiore, and co-director of The Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, joined Everyday Health and the NYC American Heart Association to discuss the major risks of heart disease and ways to prevent it.

 
    Heart and Vascular Care | Robert E. Michler, MD  
 
 
  Dr. Mario Garcia discusses the high cost of congestive heart failure The High Cost of Congestive Heart Failure
The Doctor's Tablet at Einstein   February 12, 2013
 

Mario Garcia, M.D., chief of Cardiology, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, explores the costs and treatments of congestive heart failure.

 
   Cardiology | Mario Garcia, MD  
 
 
  Hospital Readmissions Epidemic
The Associated Press  February 11, 2013

Ricardo Bello, MD, assistant professor, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery; director, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement, and Jason Lightbody, senior physician assistant, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, provide details about Montefiore’s efforts to reduce readmissions of heart surgery patients.

Washington Post
Yahoo News

 
    Heart and Vascular Care | Ricardo Bello, MD  
 
 
  De Corazon a Corazon
El Diario-La Prensa  February 11, 2013

Daniel Goldstein, MD, Vice Chairman, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, is quoted in a front-page article about two Latinas who have had heart transplants at Montefiore.

 

 
   Heart Transplant | Daniel Goldstein, MD  
 
 
 

Chris Christie's Weight: Can You Be Obese And Healthy?
Huffington Post  February 7, 2013

Robert Michler, M.D., professor and chairman, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Montefiore, and co-director of The Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, provides context around obesity and heart disease given Chris Christie’s recent comments about his health.

 
    Heart and Vascular Care | Robert E. Michler, MD  
 
 
  Heart Health Report - Montefiore Mile
News 12 Bronx  February 6, 2013
 

Mario Garcia, M.D., chief of Cardiology, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, discusses tips for heart health at the Moses Campus Heart Month Kickoff.

 
   Cardiology | Mario Garcia, MD  
 
 
 

Gluten-Free for Children With Sensitivities, and Without
New York Times Motherlode Blog  February 5, 2013

Lauren Graf, M.S., R.D., clinical dietitian, CHAM, offers insight into the advantages and disadvantages of a gluten-free diet.

 
   Cardiology | Children's Hospital at Montefiore  
 
 
  Heart Health
ABC 7 Tiempo
  February 3, 2013

Mario Garcia, M.D., chief of Cardiology, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, discusses easy steps Americans can take to prevent heart disease.

 
   Cardiology | Mario Garcia, MD  
 
 
  Risks of Heart Disease
ABC 7 Here and Now
  February 3, 2013

Ileana Pina, MD, Associate Director of Cardiology for Academic Affairs, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, and Rita Louard, MD, Director of Clinical Diabetes Program, Moses Campus discusses the risks of heart disease and the signs of a heart attack, particularly in women.

 
   Cardiology | Ileana Pina, MD  
 
 
  New Sponge Counting Technology
CBS-TV News  December 9, 2012 

Robert Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, discusses new technology used at Montefiore and a small number of other hospitals to count sponges used in surgery and prevent them from being left inside patients.

 
   Heart and Vascular Care | Robert E. Michler, MD  
 
 
  Latino in America
CNN en Español
  November 28, 2012

Mario Garcia, M.D., chief of Cardiology, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, shares his personal story and discusses his years spent working as a physician in the United States. He also discusses Montefiore and the unique needs of patients living in the Bronx.

 
   Cardiology | Mario Garcia, MD  
 
 

Dr. Duke Cameron, chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery, The John Hopkins Hospital, lectured on "Progress in Aortic Root Surgery" as part of the Visiting Professor Series.

   
 
 
  10 Foods to Lower Blood Pressure
Healthagy.com  November 16, 2012

Robert Ostfeld, M.D., director, Cardiac Wellness Program, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, discusses the benefits of a plant-based diet to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

 
   Cardiology | Robert Ostfeld, MD  
 
 
  Chelation Therapy
Twitter Chat  November 5, 2012 

Robert Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, chats about a controversial alternative treatment for heart patients.

 
   Heart and Vascular Care | Robert E. Michler, MD  
 
 
  Using Drugs in Afib Patients
Medscape Today  October 25, 2012

Ileana Pina, MD, Associate Director of Cardiology for Academic Affairs, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, discusses current therapies for treating atrial fibrillation.

 
   Cardiology | Ileana Pina, MD  
 
 
 
Pediatric Heart Surgery
Sirius Doctor Radio  September 28, 2012

Samuel Weinstein, MD, Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, interviewed on the current state of pediatric heart surgery, and treating congenital heart disease patients transitioning into adulthood.
 
   Pediatric Heart Surgery  | Samuel Weinstein, MD  
 
 
  Einstein Festival of Surgery
September 24, 2012

Robert E. Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, and chiefs of surgical divisions introduce the exciting field of surgery to medical students.

 
   Robert E. Michler, MD  
 
 
  Montefiore physicians featured in NY Magazine's Best Doctors List
NY Magazine  June 2012

In 2012, Montefiore's heart center specialists were recognized regionally as top doctors in the following areas: cardiovascular disease, pediatric cardiology, thoracic surgery, pediatric surgery, and vascular surgery.

 
   Meet Our Heart and Vascular Surgeons   
 
 
  A Heart for Haiti
Reuters   May 11, 2012 

A slide show follows the humanitarian work of Francois LaCour-Gayet, MD, Chief of Pediatric Heart Surgery, CHAM, who performed heart surgery on young patients in Haiti.

 
   Pediatric Heart Surgery  | Francois LaCour-Gayet, MD  
 
 
  If You're Overweight with Normal Blood Pressure
QualityHealth.com   April 30, 2012 

Robert Ostfeld, MD, Cardiologist, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, interviewed about problems caused by obesity even if blood pressure is normal.

 
   Cardiology | Robert Ostfeld, MD  
 
 
  New Heart Assist Device Pending FDA Approval
NY Daily News   April 27, 2012 

Daniel Goldstein, MD, Vice Chairman of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, explains the use of the HeartWare ventricular assist device as a bridge to transplant.

 
   Heart Disease | Daniel Goldstein, MD  
 
 
  An Increase in Cardiac Catheterization Procedures
The Daily Iowan  April 25, 2012 

Mark Menegus, MD, Interventional Cardiology, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, discusses the development of new procedures that have advanced the use of cardiac catheterization.

 
   Interventional Cardiology | Mark Menegus, MD  
 
 
  A Heart Becomes Another's
Long Island Herald, April 13, 2012 

David D'Alessandro, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, comments about a heart transplant performed on a Long Island resident.

 
   Heart Transplant | David D'Alessandro , MD   
 
 
  New Heath Rules: The Latest Medical and Health Wisdom
Delta Sky Magazine, April 2012 

Robert Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, discusses lifestyle changes to avoid heart disease and the effectiveness of coronary bypass surgery in preventing the recurrence of coronary artery disease.

 
   Heart and Vascular Care | Robert E. Michler, MD  
 
 
  Is 70 the New 60 for Heart Transplants?
Associated Press  March 27, 2012

Daniel Goldstein, MD, Vice Chairman, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, interviewed and filmed performing a heart transplant on a 71-year old patient.

 
   Heart Transplant | Daniel Goldstein, MD  
 
 
  Former Vice President Cheney Has Heart Transplant
New York Times  March 26, 2012
Wall Street Journal  March 26, 2012


Surgeon-in-Chief Robert Michler, MD, Chairman of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, talks about the system for designating heart transplant recipients, in connection with the transplant received by former Vice President Richard Cheney.
 
   Heart Transplant | Robert E. Michler, MD  
 
 
 
Brave Bronx Beauty Will Undergo 10th Heart Surgery on Valentine's Day
NY DailyNews February 14, 2012

Samuel Weinstein, MD, Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, quoted in article about his heart surgery patient, Tamikha Sims.
 
   Pediatric Heart Surgery  | Samuel Weinstein, MD  
 
 
  Latinos con el Corazon Partio
El Diario  February 13, 2012

Robert Michler, MD, Chairman of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, quoted extensively in an article on the risks of heart disease among Hispanics.
 
   Heart and Vascular Care | Robert E. Michler, MD  
 
 
Preventing Heart Attacks
ABCNews September 29, 2011

Robert E. Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of the Departments of Surgery and Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, discusses risk factors and causes of heart attack among men and women.

 

 Heart and Vascular Care | Robert E. Michler, MD

  Girl Gets Second Chance at Life with Donated Heart
CBS Early Show August 4, 2011

The Early Show's Health Watch segment featured  the story of Alexia Balentine, a nine-year-old girl who had a pediatric heart transplant at Montefiore two years ago, performed by Samuel Weinstein, MD, Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery. 

 
   Pediatric Heart Surgery  | Samuel Weinstein, MD  
   
 
 

Montefiore surgeons featured in NY Magazine's Best Doctors List
NY Magazine  June 2011

In 2011, Montefiore's heart center specialists were recognized regionally as top doctors in the following areas: cardiovascular disease, pediatric cardiology and thoracic surgery.

 
   Meet Our Heart Surgeons   
 
 
  Dr. Samuel Weinstein Highlighted in New York Magazine Best Doctors Issue
NY Magazine June 5, 2011

A heart transplant on a three-month old baby by Dr. Samuel Weinstein, Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery,  was featured in the lead article. 

 
   Pediatric Heart Surgery  | Samuel Weinstein, MD  
   
 
 

To cure a broken heart on Valentine's Day, Bronx woman will go under the knife
NY DailyNews February 13, 2011

Robert Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-chief, was interviewed in a Valentine's Day story about heart surgery on one of his patients.

 
   Heart Surgery | Robert E. Michler, MD  
 
 
 

Unnecessary Heart Implants?
CNN January 5, 2011

Robert E. Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of the Departments of Surgery and Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, discusses a new study that suggests more than 20 percent of patients who received implantable cardiac devices never needed them in the first place.

CNN American Morning
CNN The Situation Room

 

 
   Heart Surgery | Robert E. Michler, MD  
 
 
 

How a Torn Aorta Can Do Lethal Damage
NYTimes  December 20, 2010

Robert E. Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, discusses the detection and treatment of aortic aneurysms.

 
   Heart and Vascular Care | Robert E. Michler, MD  
 
 
 

Montefiore surgeons featured in NY Magazine's Best Doctors List
NY Magazine  June 14, 2010

Our doctors are recognized year after year in the annual listing of New York Magazine's top physicians.

 
   Meet Our Heart Surgeons   
 
 
 

A rare surgery, dual heart-liver transplant saves NY man's life
NY DailyNews  June 12, 2010

Juan Farias, 32, of Middletown, N.Y. was born with a rare genetic enzyme deficiency in his liver that made a heart condition worse, causing heart failure. It was the first time the procedure has been used in the US to treat Farias' rare medical condition.

NY1 News

 
   Transplant Center | Heart Center | Robert E. Michler, MD  
 
 
 

Bill Clinton's Stent Procedure
CBS News   February 12, 2010

Dr. Robert Michler, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of the Departments of Surgery and Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, discusses former President Bill Clinton's heart procedure and and how doctors insert stents into his artery.

 
   Heart Surgery | Robert E. Michler, MD  
 
 
   

Heartware Device Supports People who are in Severe Heart Failure
CBS  News May 19, 2010

Dr. Daniel Goldstein discusses the clinical trial using the new Heartware device for patients with severe heart failure.

 


 
   Heart Disease | Daniel Goldstein, MD  
 
 
   

Cardiac Experts say Barbara Walters' Prognosis is Excellent
Healthday  May 11, 2010

Dr. Daniel Goldstein discusses heart-valve replacement surgery, the procedure that Barbara Walters underwent and its excellent outcomes.

 
   Heart Valve Repair and Replacement | Daniel Goldstein, MD  
 
 
   

Former VP Dick Cheney's heart procedure raising interest in destination LVAD therapy
Medpage Today  July 16, 2010

Dr. David D'Alessandro discusses the potential increased awareness for the HeartMate II LVAD that was FDA approved for long-term use in January for advanced-stage heart failure in those not eligible for heart transplant. 

 
   Mechanical Heart Devices | David D'Alessandro , MD   
 
 
  Baby Jeter after heart surgery at Montefiore

16-month-old Jeter, named for famed Yankee short stop Derek Jeter, recovering from heart surgery
NY Daily News   October 2009

Dr. Samuel Weinstein, Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, performed a nine-hour surgery to replace little Jeter's failing heart, after being diagnosed with a dangerously enlarged heart.

 
  Pediatric Heart Disease | Samuel Weinstein, MD  
 
 
 

The Children's Hospital at Montefiore Performs First Pediatric Heart Transplant
March 26, 2009

Dr. Samuel Weinstein, Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, and his surgical team operated on five-month-old Adrian Flores; performing the first pediatric heart transplant ever in the Bronx. 

Press Release 
NY DailyNews

 
  Pediatric Heart Disease | Samuel Weinstein, MD  
 
 
   

Russert's 'Silent' Heart Problem Common in U.S.
ABC News June 16, 2008

Dr. Robert Michler discusses sudden cardiac death, the silent killer that took the life of NBC political analyst Tim Russert. 


 
   Heart Disease | Robert E. Michler, MD  
 
 
 

ABC News On Call+ Heart Disease features Dr. Robert Michler answering questions on treatment options for heart disease. 
ABC News   January/February 2008

 

  What can I do to keep my bypass grafts healthy?'  
  I have a 'leaky' mitral valve. My doctor wants me to have my valve replaced while I am having bypass surgery. Is this a good idea?  
  How is bypass surgery done and how long does it take?  
  Why do I have to continue my medications after bypass surgery? Don't I have new vessels now?  
 
  Coronary Artery Bypass SurgeryMitral Valve Surgeryf  | Robert E. Michler, MD   
 
 
 

Heart Surgeon Donates Lifesaving Blood during Complex Surgery
May 2006

Dr. Samuel Weinstein had to take a break from a mercy-mission operation in El Salvador so he could donate his own rare type blood for his 8-year-old patient. 

Press Release 
MSNBC
USA TODAY

 
  Pediatric Heart Disease | Samuel Weinstein, MD  
 
 
 

Putting a Weakened Heart in Experimental Hands
NY Times   July 19, 2004

Dr. Robert Michler performs Surgical Ventricular Reconstruction(SVR) as part of the STITCH trial on a patient with advanced heart failure. 

 
  Ventricular Remodeling Surgery | Heart Failure | STITCH Trial 
Robert E. Michler, MD
 
 
 
 

Forceps! Scalpel! Robot!
Time   June 4, 2001

Dr. Robert Michler performs one of the first robotic heart surgeries in the country. His 79-year-old patient successfully undergoes coronary artery bypass with the use of the da Vinci robot. 

 
  Robotic Heart Surgery | Coronary Artery Bypass SurgeryRobert E. Michler, MD  
 
 
 

Next Up: Surgery by Remote Control
NY Times   April 4, 2000

Dr. Robert Michler discusses the exciting future of robotics in the operating room and heart surgery in particular. 

 
  Robotic Heart Surgery | Robert E. Michler, MD  
 
 
 

Robert E. Michler, MD: Person of the Week
ABCNews   February 17, 1995

Dr. Robert Michler is chosen as Person of the Week by ABC News for his humanitarian efforts in Guatemala. 

 
  Heart Surgery | Robert E. Michler, MD