Getting heart disease can be a scary situation, so much so that it becomes hard to stay attentive when doctors discuss treatment options, surgical procedures and other methods of achieving a healthier heart.
Knowing that patients might need further explanation and encouragement that things will get better, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care has created a number of resources aimed at helping patients make informed decisions about their health.
At the same time, for those who have healthy hearts, Montefiore also offers resources to help maintain health, discovering new innovations in medicine and offering opportunities to save other patients' lives through organ donation.
Some of the resources offered by Montefiore include:
Heart Center Video Gallery
For more than 50 years, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care has been a leading force in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Videos featured in this section highlight some of the groundbreaking achievements performed by our physicians during this timeframe, while also introducing viewers to some of the cardiologists and surgeons and the procedures they perform. The video gallery offers patients a real insider look at what they should come to expect when under Montefiore's care. Watch the videos.
There is nothing that eases the mind more than hearing from those who have experienced the treatments and surgical procedures you, as a patient, are about to undergo. Viewers can watch stories about how Montefiore's medical, nursing and support staff went beyond the requirements of professional care to provide a personal touch and help patients achieve a second chance at life. Watch our patients tell their own stories.
Information on Organ Donation
More than 100,000 people in the United States are in need of a transplant, yet just over 25 percent will receive vital organs. In order to increase the odds for individuals in need of a transplant, Montefiore established the Montefiore Organ and Tissue Donation Initiative. This program was designed to heighten organ donation awareness among its 16,000 associates and residents throughout the New York metro area willing to pass on the gift of life. Now you can provide the gift of life, too. Learn more about organ donation.
There is a reason why Montefiore remains at the forefront in treating heart disease. Every day, the medical center continues to make advances in this field, and the Heartline Newsletter informs its readers of the latest trends, newest physicians and programs, rare procedures and groundbreaking achievements. Stay informed by reading the latest issue and archived editions of Heartline Newsletter.
Heart Fitness Quiz
You may not realize you have a problem with your heart until it is too late. The Heart Fitness Quiz helps patients determine if they need to see a physician and if they are at risk for heart disease. The simple nine-question quiz will get you started on the path to a healthier heart. Take the quiz.