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Our doctors are researching the future of heart scans: 4D imaging. Not only is this game-changing technology fast and safe, it also shows blood flow and heart function with more detail and accuracy than previously thought possible. Now we can detect life-threatening conditions before they threaten your life.

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Your heart's arteries may become blocked or narrowed due to a buildup of cholesterol, cells or other substances (plaque). Sometimes a blood clot can form or worsen, and it can completely block blood flow, causing a heart attack. Angioplasty is a surgery done to open blocked arteries and restore normal blood flow. It is not a major surgery and causes little pain.
Anti-coagulant medications, also known as blood thinners, are used to prevent blood clots that can obstruct veins and arteries. They are given to a variety of patients, including those undergoing open heart or bypass surgery, those on prolonged bed rest and those who are prone to strokes or heart attacks.
Artery bypass surgery is a surgical procedure in which an alternative pathway is created for blood flow to reroute your blood supply around a blocked artery.
Atherectomy is a surgical procedure in which a catheter with a sharp blade is used to remove plaque from a blood vessel.

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Cardiac ablation is a procedure used to treat heart arrhythmia, such as rapid or irregular heartbeat. There are different types of cardiac ablation, including radiofrequency ablation, laser ablation and cryoablation.
During cardiac resynchronization therapy, a specialized biventricular pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is implanted under your skin, through a vein and into your heart chamber. It re-coordinates the movements of the left and right ventricles of the heart, monitoring and treating abnormal heart rhythms and improving its pumping ability.
Your coronary arteries can become narrowed by the buildup of plaque, which is an accumulation of cholesterol and other substances. The buildup can decrease the amount of oxygen-rich blood flowing through your arteries into your heart. Using coronary angiography, your doctor can determine how much of your arteries are blocked and how to work with you to develop the most appropriate treatment plan.
Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) is performed to treat a blockage or narrowing of one or more of the coronary arteries, thus restoring the blood supply to the heart muscle. There are two methods of CABG surgery: open (traditional) surgery and minimally invasive surgery. While the traditional "open heart" procedure is still performed and often is preferred in many situations, newer, less invasive techniques have been developed.

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Diabetic foot care is a critical consideration for patients with diabetes who are at high risk for limb loss due to the circulatory issues the disease causes.
There are many types of diagnostic vascular procedures, which are used to detect blockages or narrowing of the veins and arteries. These procedures provide critical diagnostic information in the evaluation of a variety of vascular diseases.

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Electrophysiology (EP) is a cardiac specialty that involves the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. Our electrophysiologists are highly skilled specialists trained to diagnose and treat all types of heart rhythm disorders. That’s why patients rely on us for quality care from an expert. We are advancing electrophysiology with regionally and nationally recognized specialists who are committed to treating the full spectrum of heart rhythm disorders.
Endovenous laser therapy is a minimally invasive method of treating varicose veins (swollen, twisted veins) with laser energy.

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Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the U.S., and we're working hard to change that. That's why we specialize in early detection, treatment and prevention of heart disease.
After being diagnosed with heart failure by a cardiologist, our specialists can use a variety of treatments to try to control the condition and stop it from progressing. Treatments include medication, support devices and heart transplant.
The heart transplant program at the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital at North Shore University Hospital is the first and only full-service destination for heart transplantation in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and across all of Northwell.
We offer a variety of minimally invasive surgical procedures for heart valve repair and replacement. Where appropriate, these approaches offer an alternative to some of the more traditional open surgical approaches. Benefits include less scarring, less chance of infection and quicker recovery.
Hemodialysis is a treatment method that involves using a machine to filter and return blood to the body when a kidney is no longer healthy enough to do so.
Hybrid heart bypass is a procedure combining stenting techniques with minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) or totally endoscopic coronary bypass (TECAB). Your surgeon may recommend a hybrid heart bypass procedure if you have multiple blockages in your arteries and are not a suitable candidate to have all blockages addressed by minimally invasive surgery.

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Interventional cardiology refers to specialized procedures in which catheters are guided by X-ray to either your coronary arteries to help open blockages or your heart to make repairs. The initial procedure is similar to diagnostic catheterization, except that interventional cardiologists perform actual treatments.

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Microphlebectomy is a minimally invasive treatment most commonly used to treat large varicose veins located near the surface of the skin.
Robotic thoracic surgery is procedure in which the surgeon makes several tiny incisions between the ribs, then inserts small robotic arms and a small camera through the incisions. During the procedure, the surgeon sits at a computer console while the camera provides a 3-D view of the lungs or chest area magnified 10 times greater than a person's normal vision.
"Minimally invasive heart surgery” is a broad term used to describe surgical techniques performed on the heart through small incisions. When traditional surgery may not be an option, these treatments can be a great choice for high-risk patients with complex conditions.

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Noninvasive heart testing helps our team discover, diagnose, evaluate and treat heart conditions. Most cardiac tests can be performed at our hospitals or ambulatory offices located throughout the region.

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Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to treat varicose veins.
Robotic heart surgery is a form of minimally invasive heart surgery performed through small incisions in the chest. With the use of tiny instruments and robotic devices, our surgeons are able to treat heart conditions in a way that is less invasive than traditional heart surgery.
A first-in-the-world procedure is changing how surgeons at Lenox Hill Hospital treat a condition that impacts the airway - tracheobronchomalacia (TBM). Previously treated through open, invasive surgery, TBM affects the trachea and bronchioles, causing a collapse in the airway that impairs breathing.

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Sclerotherapy is a treatment for varicose and spider veins, which involves injecting a solution directly into the vein.

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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive cardiac surgical procedure performed on high-risk patients suffering from severe aortic stenosis, which is a narrowing of the aortic valve. Approximately 250,000 Americans currently suffer from this condition, which can have debilitating symptoms that affect normal day-to-day activities.

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There's a new generation of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) that provides full heart support for people with advanced heart failure. The Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital is the first on Long Island to implant the new LVAD system. This isn't surprising, considering we have the largest and most successful heart pump program on Long Island.
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to diagnose and treat diseases of the lungs, chest and esophagus.
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