Division of Cardiology

Einstein/Montefiore Cardiology History


Montefiore Medical Center was established, named after philanthropist Sir Moses Montefiore.


Asthma patients at Montefiore are treated with adrenalin chloride – one of the first clinical uses of adrenalin.


Ernst Boas, M.D. develops the cardiotachometer, an innovative instrument for measuring the heart rate, now on display in the Smithsonian Museum.


Montefiore opens clinics for heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Montefiore participates in trials of insulin as treatment for diabetes.


Montefiore conducts clinical trials on the use of diuretics for treating edema in heart failure.

The Division of Cardiology begins as a postgraduate training program.


Montefiore Medical Center opens one of the first cardiac catheterization laboratories.


Montefiore advances research on cardiac catheterization and surgery becoming a leading center for heart disease.

Montefiore physicians develop the heart-lung machine used in surgery to correct congenital heart defects.

Dr. Seymour Furman passes a copper wire, the tip wrapped in tin foil, into a right ventricle – inventing the transvenous pacemaker.



The first CABG in the United States was performed at Einstein/Jacobi Medical Center by Dr. Robert Goetz.


Montefiore begins an affiliation with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


Montefiore invents cardiac pacemaker monitoring by telephone, burst pacing, EP studies.


Montefiore leads enrollment for the first TIMI studies, along with Brigham, Duke and Cleveland Clinic.


Einstein/Montefiore continues to be a center for excellence in cardiac care, training and research.

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