Press Releases

10/27/14

Specialists at The Heart Institute at Staten Island University Hospital Perform First Hybrid Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Procedure Ever in New York City

STATEN ISLAND, NY— The very first Hybrid Atrial Fibrillation Ablation, or A-Fib, procedure in New York City has been performed at The Heart Institute (THI) at Staten Island University Hospital.

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3/5/14

The Heart Institute and 2 BigHearts Provided Screenings and Educational Forums on Heart Health

The Heart Institute and 2 BigHearts provided no-charge screenings and educational forums for women on February 27th, 2014.

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2/28/14

The Heart Institute and 2 Big Hearts Foundation Provide Screenings for Women

The Heart Institute and 2 Big Hearts will offer no-charge heart screenings for women on February 27th from 5-9pm at the Regina M. McGinn Md, Education Center at Staten Island University Hospital.

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11/19/13

New Study Confirms Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery, The McGinn Technique (MICS CABG), as a Safe and Feasible Procedure

A new study published by The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery confirms MICS CABG (minimally invasive cardiac surgery/coronary artery bypass grafting) is a safe and feasible procedure that ensures positive outcomes.  Published on Nov 1st, the article brings light to the open-heart surgery alternative pioneered by Medical Director and cardiothoracic surgeon, Joseph T. McGinn of The Heart Institute at Staten Island University Hospital.

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10/23/13

2013 Electrophysiology Cardiac Symposium Discusses Management in Cardiac Heart Failure and Advancements in Atrial Fibrillation

Director of Electrophysiology at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH), Soad Bekheit, M.D., held the 2013 Electrophysiology Cardiac Symposium on October 23, 2013 at the Regina M. McGinn Education Center at SIUH. The two-part symposium featured four prominent doctors from heart centers nationwide who discussed new frontiers in the management of congestive heart failure and the procedures and treatments in atrial fibrillation.

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9/27/13

Katie McGee and Pioneering Doctors Present Breakthroughs at The Heart Institute

CBS Reporter Katie McGee hosted a special presentation with The Heart Institute’s pioneering doctors in heart surgery advancements during the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation’s (SIEDC) Health & Wellness Expo on Thursday, Sept 26th. The Q&A segment titled, “ Minimally Invasive, Maximally effective” reassured the audience that The Heart Institute at Staten Island University Hospital is the best destination for heart care. Among many innovative heart procedures done at The Heart Institute, the presentation focused on the breakthroughs offered to patients; The McGinn Technique, Cryoablation and Radial Artery Access.

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9/19/13

The Heart Institute at Staten Island University Hospital Aired Live Radio Show

The Heart Institute at Staten Island University Hospital aired a live radio show on Thursday, September 19th with Curtis Sliwa and New York’s 55th Governor, David Paterson, known as Curtis & The Gov from AM 970 The Answer. The live remote included well-known figures in Staten Island starting with The Heart Institute’s Medical Director, Joseph T. McGinn, Anthony Ferreri, Regional Executive Director of the Western Region at North Shore LIJ Health System and Councilman James S. Oddo.

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8/7/13

Interactive Kiosk at The Heart Institute Illustrates Alternative Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

The Heart Institute’s Medical Director and Cardiac Surgeon, Joseph T. McGinn along with the Director of Electrophysiology, Soad Bekheit unveiled their first interactive kiosk displaying educational content on atrial fibrillation(A-fib). The kiosk is displayed in their Anticoagulation Service Coumadin Center and features videos about the advanced A-Fib solution, Cryoballoon Ablation (Cryoablation).
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7/17/13

Surgeons from Southeast Asia Visit The Heart Institute for Peer-to-Peer Training on The McGinn Technique of MICS CABG

Staten Island, NY – Cardiothoracic surgeons from Southeast Asia recently visited The Heart Institute at Staten Island University Hospital, New York to be trained in performing Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (MICS CABG) a procedure that was pioneered by Dr. Joseph T. McGinn, cardiothoracic surgeon and Medical Director at The Heart Institute. Since 2007, Dr. McGinn has trained over 250 surgeons through Medtronic’s Cardiac Surgery Academia Training program designed to expand the awareness and knowledge of this cutting edge procedure perfected by Dr. McGinn.

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4/22/13

The McGinn Technique Attracts Patients Outside of the United States

Staten Island, NY – Rowan Mullings, a businessman from Kingston, Jamaica, flew to New York last December to have bypass surgery at the The Heart Institute at Staten Island University Hospital.Choosing a hospital that performed Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (MICS CABG) was not easy, but it was imperative for Mullings to find a procedure with a fast recovery time so he could get back to work.

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3/19/13

Noted New York Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joseph T. McGinn M.D. Pioneer of MICS CABG was Guest Lecturer at Prestigious Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Summit

Staten Island, NY – Noted New York Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joseph McGinn, M.D., Chairman and Director of Surgery at Staten Island University Hospital and The Heart Institute, and the developer of the breakthrough minimally invasive bypass technique, MICS CABG (The McGinn Technique), was a guest speaker and lecturer on the topic of minimally invasive bypass surgery at this year’s Re-evolution Summit IV —Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: The Ultimate Hands-on Summit.

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3/07/13
Dr. Joseph T. McGinn, Jr., pioneer of MICS CABG, to speak at prestigious minimally invasive cardiac surgery summit: Re-evolution Summit IV.

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Dr. Joseph McGinn, developer of the breakthrough minimally invasive bypass technique, MICS CABG, will be lecturing on the topic of minimally invasive bypass surgery at this year’s Re-evolution Summit IV —Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: The Ultimate Hands-on Summit.
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1/15/13
The Heart Institute Offers a New Procedure to Eliminate a Major Cause of Sudden Cardiac Death

STATEN ISLAND, NY – January, 17 2013 – Throughout 2012, The Heart Institute became one of a select group of hospitals in the New York Metropolitan area to treat patients utilizing Epicardial and Endocardial Ablations.
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1/15/13
The Heart Institute Offers New Non-Surgical Procedure to Eliminate a Major Cause of Heart-Related Stroke

STATEN ISLAND, NY – January, 2013, On September 18th 2012, The Heart Institute became the first Hospital in Staten Island and fourth Hospital in the New York area to perform a non-surgical, new catheter-based procedure, that uses sutures to tie off the left atrial appendage (LAA) in the heart.
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11/15/11
World-Class Technique Available for Arrhythmia Sufferers in Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, NY – November 15, 2011 — The Heart Institute at University Hospital (SIUH) saves the lives of countless patients who have a common rhythm disorder know as Paroxysmal Arial Fibrillation by performing a revolutionary procedure known as cryoballoon ablation. This procedure is being performed by one of the hospital’s prestigious electrophysiologists, Dr. Marcin Kowalski, who was the first doctor in the Tri–State area to do so after FDA approval. This cryoablation catheter provides an efficient straight forward approach and eliminates the use of dangerous chemicals and extreme heat.
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06/11
New York Magazine – Best Doctor’s 2011

The Republicans are still trying to dismantle the 2010 national health-care-reform act, and our own recent upstate congressional race was seen as a referendum on Medicare. But amid the ongoing political debate, there is one point of common ground: When you’re sick, you want the best possible care. Our fourteenth annual Best Doctors issue is meant to provide exactly that. With 1,144 names in 63 specialties, there is a first-rate physician on the list for every medical need.
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03/24/11
Top Cardiothoracic Surgeons From All Over The World Learn The McGinn Technique at
The Heart Institute

NEW YORK, 25 March, 2011— Today concluded a two-day Advanced Revascularization Techniques and Technology Program held for the first time at the Regina M. McGinn Memorial Education Center at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH.) The Heart Institute at SIUH gathered more than 30 prestigious cardiothoracic surgeons from all over the world to teach them minimally invasive cardiac surgery/coronary artery bypass grafting (MICS CABAG) or the McGinn Technique, a unique cardiac surgery technique pioneered by Dr. Joseph McGinn, Medical Director of The Heart Institute.
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02/18/11
The Advanced Revascularization Techniques and Technology Program

The Advanced Revascularization Techniques and Technology Program sponsored by The Heart Institute at Staten Island University Hospital. The Program consists of a 1½-day course that will attract some of the most accomplished physicians from around the country. They will have the opportunity to learn advanced Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass techniques and Hybrid revascularization procedures, developed at The Heart Institute by Joseph McGinn, MD, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital.
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05/23/10
World’s First Triple Bypass Surgery and Aortic Valve Replacement Carried Out Simultaneously Using Pioneering Minimally Invasive Technique

NEW YORK, May 2010—A team of surgeons led by Dr. Joseph McGinn, Medical Director of The Heart Institute, performed on April 22 2010, the world’s first Minimally Invasive Triple Bypass and Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement on a 77 year old gentleman. The Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery/Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, whose name is shortened to MICS CABG (pronounced &mix cabbage”) has been developed and perfected since 2005 by none other than Dr. Joseph McGinn.
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05/20/10
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Enables 96 Year Old Patient to Have a Successful Aortic Valve Replacement

NEW YORK, May 2010—Mr. Nicholas Roberto, born in New York on May 22 1913, was admitted to the emergency room of the Staten Island University Hospital on March 26, 2010 after he began suffering shortness of breath and chest tightness. During his evaluation, he was found to have gastrointestinal bleeding which led the doctor to discover that he had colon cancer. He required colon surgery but could not undergo the surgery because of his heart condition: Aortic Stenosis. His risk factors made him ineligible for traditional surgery, but minimally invasive surgery made it possible.
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05/19/10
MICS CABG (pronounced mix cabbage) put Abner Aboyo back into Ballroom to live life to the bouncy six- and eight-count beat of West Coast swing.

Dr, Wiencek, trained under Dr. McGinn in Janurary and has put Abner back into the ballroom. Abner Aboyo lives life to the bouncy six- and eight-count beat of West Coast swing. Ballroom dancing is not only his passion, it’s his profession which is why he called his doctor the day that teaching swing lessons left him breathless. A series of tests showed that Abner had suffered a minor heart attack and that a life-threatening cardiac event was inevitable without surgical intervention to bypass – or reroute – blood around three severe blockages in his coronary arteries.
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03/31/10
Dr. McGinn and Dr. Asgarian spoke at the Medical Grand Rounds on March 30th

Dr. McGinn and Dr. Asgarian spoke at the Medical Grand Rounds on March 30th at 11:00 a.m. at Raritan Bay Medical Center. The lecture was on “Advances in Cardiac Surgery: Focus on Aortic/Mitral Valve Disease.”
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03/02/10
HEART INSTITUTE PERFORMS 500th mics cabg heart SURGERY with 1st time use of the Octopus Nuvo® HEART STABILIZATION DEVICE

Staten Island NY, March 2, 2010 – The Heart Institute, www.TheHeartInstituteNY.com is announcing that it has just performed its 500th successful minimally invasive cardiac surgery/coronary artery bypass grafting (MICS CABG). The Heart Institute is the only hospital to perform this innovative procedure in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tri-state area.
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02/19/10
Joseph McGinn MD Medical Director of The Heart Institute interviewed by NY1 television news channel on The Heart Institute’s New corporate identity and website

He will teach Advanced Coronary Revascularization Techniques of Off-Pump. Multivessel, Smal Thoracotomy Coronary Surgery. Dr. McGinn will speak about the surgery and then demonstrate his technique in the lab.
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02/04/10
STS University: Dr. McGinn will be attending the STS Conference in Fort Lauderdale

He will teach Advanced Coronary Revascularization Techniques of Off-Pump. Multivessel, Smal Thoracotomy Coronary Surgery. Dr. McGinn will speak about the surgery and then demonstrate his technique in the lab.
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10/08/10
Crain’s New York Business Health Pulse – The Heart Institute unveils its new name

07/21/10
Kourosh Asgarian MD Appointed Director of Cardiac Surgery at The Heart Institute

The Heart Institute, one of the nation’s leading heart care facilities located in Staten Island, NY, announced today, the appointment of their new Director of Cardiac Surgery, Kourosh Asgarian, MD.
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07/21/09
The Heart Institute – One of the Nation’s Leading Heart Care Facilities Introduces New Corporate Identity and New Website

The Heart Institute, formally known as The Heart Institute of Staten Island, announced today that it is unveiling a new name, new corporate identity and new Website
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