Division of Cardiology

Einstein-Montefiore Consultative Cardiology Research

The Einstein-Montefiore coronary care units (CCUs) regularly contribute patients to the clinical research program studies.

Studies have included:

  • acute myocardial infarction **
  • platelet GP IIb/IIIa receptor blockers for treatment of unstable coronary syndromes
  • comparing therapeutic strategies for treatment of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias
  • thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) trials
  • angiogenesis trials using vascular endothelial growth factors

** Approximately 2 heart attacks occur each minute, and cardiac arrest accounts for 1 of every 5 deaths each year in the U.S. However, there is currently no blood test in clinical use to identify myocardial ischemia, a potential precursor of heart attack. Researchers are evaluating a novel blood test to assess its predictive and clinical utility to detect problems with blood flow to the heart muscle. Currently, the Einstein-Montefiore Heart Center is the only health care institution in the greater New York area conducting this innovative study.

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