As challenging as 2020 was, Montefiore-Einstein Cardiology made impressive strides in research, treatment and care. In addition to the many procedures we performed, we broadened our footprint by establishing new outpatient and specialty clinics and contributing important scientific studies.
DATA & STATISTICS
2020 by the numbers
COVID-19 patients treated at Montefiore-Einstein
New patients with heart disease treated
Follow-up out-patient visits and consultations
Published scientific articles
Saving lives with highly complex procedures
Despite a near-complete services shutdown for part of last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we performed 30 adult transplants and 25 left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implants, amounting to at least one heart replacement therapy every week.
$600,000 philanthropic gift from the McAdam Family Foundation
This generous donation will support our research in two areas: decision-making in the treatment of structural heart failure and the use of an app-based approach of gamified education to improve outcomes for heart failure patients who also have diabetes.
Montefiore-Einstein Cardiology organizes more than 80 global conferences
Despite not being able to gather in person throughout much of 2020 due to the pandemic, Montefiore-Einstein Cardiology spearheaded 84 digital conferences across a diverse range of general cardiology and subspecialty topics, with participation by world-renowned national and international speakers. Broadcast on Zoom and shared on our YouTube channel, these conferences had a massive impact, educating and informing audiences around the globe.
Carlos J. Rodriguez, MD, MPH, awarded several research grants and principal investigator appointments
Provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Heart Association (AMA), the funding will support Dr. Rodriguez’s research on heart health within the Hispanic population and patients with HIV.
Anna E. Bortnick, MD, PhD, the recipient of multiple research grant awards
Dr. Bortnick earns support from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Empire State Clinical Research Investigator Program, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and the Montefiore Medical Center Division of Cardiology.
Improving care and outcomes through research
In 2020, we published over 200 scientific articles across a variety of topics.
Transcatheter Self-Expandable Valve Implantation for Aortic Stenosis in Small Aortic Annuli: The TAVI-SMALL Registry
The Utility of Rapid Atrial Pacing Immediately Post-TAVR to Predict the Need for Pacemaker Implantation
Cardiac Transplantation Using Hearts with Transient Dysfunction: Role of Takotsubo-Like Phenotype
Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy and Secondary Outcomes of Hepatitis C-Positive Donor Hearts at 1 Year After Transplantation
Coronary Access After Repeated Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: A Glimpse into the Future
First-in-Man Study Evaluating the Emblok Embolic Protection System During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Comparison Between Anatomical and Functional Imaging Modalities for Evaluation of Chest Pain in the Emergency Department
Axillary Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Migration into the Left Ventricle During Peripheral Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support
High-Dose Dobutamine for Inducibility of Atrial Arrhythmias During Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
State of the Art: Imaging for Myocardial Viability: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association
Long-Term Outcomes of Left Atrial Appendage Electrical Isolation in Patients with Nonparoxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis
Use of a Novel Septal Occluder Device for Left Atrial Appendage Closure in Patients with Postsurgical and Postlariat Leaks...
Periprocedural and Long-Term Safety and Feasibility of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Patients with Biological Valve Undergoing Radiofrequency...
Mapping and Localization of the Left Phrenic Nerve During Left Atrial Appendage Electrical Isolation to Avoid Inadvertent Injury in Patients Undergoing Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
A Small-Molecule Allosteric Inhibitor of BAX Protects Against Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiomyopathy
Advancing care through clinical trials
Montefiore-Einstein Cardiology continues to be a leader in innovative cardiovascular research. In 2020, we participated in 40 active clinical trials.
Systematic Evaluation of Ablation Techniques for Non-Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (PLEA)
Jorge Romero, MD, and Luigi Di Biase, MD
Pulsed Field Ablation to Irreversibly Electroporate Tissue and Treat AF (PULSED AF)
Luigi Di Biase, MD
Randomized Clinical Evaluation of the AccuCinch® Ventricular Restoration System in Patients Who Present with Symptomatic Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF): The CorCinch-HF Study
Ulrich Jorde, MD, and Mohammed Azeem Latib, MD
At Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, we know providing patients with the best possible care includes teamwork and trust. We work closely with our valued referring physicians to ensure open communication and reliable expertise.