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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft After Carotid Endarterectomy Minimizes Risk of Myocardial Infarction & Stroke

A new study presented February 20 at the annual meeting of the American College of Preventive Medicine in New Orleans shows that performing a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) within 24 hours of a carotid endartectomy (CEA) reduces the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke.



Highlights from 9th Annual Electrophysiology Symposium at Staten Island University Hospital 

Valay Parikh, MD and Soad Bekheit, MD, PhD, FHRS provide highlights from the 9th Annual Electrophysiology Cardiac Symposium, which took place October 23rd at Staten Island University Hospital.


Open heart detour: Local surgeon teaching new coronary bypass option

Think how frustratingly difficult it is to thread a needle. Now imagine trying to use a micro-needle with a hair-like thread to sew a hollow piece of spaghetti to a pulsating ball.

LGBT Pride season getting underway on Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Staten Island LGBT Pride season is upon us.

Happy to report that Minnesota has become the 12th state to join New York in legalizing marriage equality. The governor has signed a bill allowing same-sex marriage.

Cleared Murder Convict Suffers Heart Attack On Second Day Of Freedom

NEW YORK (CBS NewYork/AP) – The man who spent 23 years in prison before being cleared of the 1990 murder of a rabbi suffered a heart attack on his second day of freedom Friday, CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported.

New Heart Surgery Techniques Promise Short Recovery

HOUSTON – Heart surgeons from around the world gathered in hi-tech labs at Methodist Hospital to learn the latest techniques in minimally invasive cardiac surgery.

Head First

One of SIUH’s preeminent Head and Neck surgery specialists discusses technical advancements in this dynamic field, and why his local staff excels at it.

SIUH Raises Awareness of Heart Disease Risk for Women

A disheartening diagnosis: “Superwoman syndrome”

Staten Islanders learn to feel the burn at Slim Down

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – There was anticipation, excitement and a bit of nervousness in the air last night as around 200 borough residents participated in the first “fitness surprise” of the Staten Island Slim Down, a free 10-week program aimed at helping Islanders lose weight and regain their lives.

Meet Staten Island Slim Down participants

The Staten Island Slim Down kicks off its weekly fitness surprises tonight at the College of Staten Island, starting off contestants and participants on a 10-week journey that will help them shed pounds and get healthy.

Bypass technique is less taxing for patients

Each year, more than 420,000 people nationwide have coronary bypass surgery to reroute blood around clogged heart arteries.

A New Era In Heart Surgery Has Arrived


A less invasive approach to heart surgery

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Following surgery 18 months ago, Barbara Cox of Great Kills started feeling dizzy and nervous. Her skin was clammy and her jaw felt tight. She experienced shortness of breath and tightness in her chest.

Proclamation of Heart Health Month includes Staten Island plug for online risk assessment

February is national Heart Health Month, and borough officials and health leaders want you to reduce your risk factors and live a longer life.

Need for specialized surgery on Staten Island spurs Michigan couple to brave storm

If it wasn’t challenging enough that Ursula Kosciuk had a life-threatening heart condition, she and her husband drove about 750 miles in snowy weather for her surgery at the Heart Institute at Staten Island University Hospital.

Minimally invasive open heart surgery means faster recovery


Operating on older adults

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Nicholas Roberto’s “Clark Kent” T-shirt says it all. To those who know the feisty 96-year-old Dongan Hills man, he’s a true Superman. On April 7, Roberto underwent two simultaneous surgeries: one to replace a heart valve and the other to remove a polyp in his colon. Both medical problems were impeding on a lifestyle that, until recently, included driving and Friday night card games with friends.

Island Physician Moseying to Imus Ranch

Dr. Malpeso selected for Don Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer.

Patients Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Dual-Center Experience in 450 Consecutive Patients

Background—Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (MICS CABG) is a novel coronary operation that does not require infrastructure and…

Staten Island Advance.

It’s all in the wrist. The radial artery is the newest route for diagnosing and treating diseased coronary arteries.

…doctors at the Heart Institute of Staten Island used the radial artery of his wrist as an entry way. “If there’s something there, we’ll address it. If it’s not that significant, he’ll go home in two hours with Lipitor,” explained Dr. James Malpeso, associate director of the Heart Institute in Ocean Breeze, prior to the procedure.