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07.21.09

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John Demoleas
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For Immediate Release

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: www.theHeartinstituteNY.com

The Heart Institute ranks among the nation’s leading heart hospitals and is known for its pioneering techniques in heart surgery and angioplasties, for its most advanced diagnostic technologies, postsurgical outpatient care and cardiac prevention programs. Procedures include coronary bypass operations, heart valve repair/replacements, angioplasty and cardiac catheterizations.

Joseph T. McGinn, MD, renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and Medical Director of The Heart Institute said, “When we opened in 2001, our goal was to better serve our local community. In a few short years, our strides in heart surgery have made us one of the nation’s leading heart care facilities. Our new name better reflects our leadership role among heart hospitals.”

In 2005, Dr. Joseph McGinn pioneered and developed the advanced cardiac surgical technique called minimally invasive cardiac surgery/coronary artery bypass grafting. Shortened to MICS CABG (pronounced “mix cabbage”), it is an advanced technique that quickly made The Heart Institute one of the most prestigious heart care facilities in the nation. Dr. McGinn went on to say, “Our commitment to minimally invasive bypass surgery is strengthened as we become The Heart Institute. We are also especially excited about our new user-friendly Website, www.theHeartinstituteNY.com, which provides patients better access to learning about the groundbreaking technique MICS CABG — the procedure we proudly developed and perfected.”

The Heart Institute has performed more MICS CABG procedures than any other hospital with great success. In addition, The Heart Institute offers the only dedicated MICS CABG training program on the east coast. Surgeons from all corners of the globe look to Dr. McGinn to learn this advanced procedure.

ABOUT MICS CABG

MICS CABG is different than traditional bypass surgery, in that, it is performed through three small incisions, rather than the typical sternotomy incision. In addition, it is performed without having to break the ribs or the breastbone. Major benefits of this advanced procedure include less pain, lower risk of wound infection and minimized scarring for an improved cosmetic outcome. Most patients leave the hospital within two to three days and resume normal activities within a couple of weeks.

ABOUT THE HEART INSTITUTE

From pioneering techniques in heart surgery and angioplasties, to the most advanced diagnostic technologies, postsurgical outpatient care and prevention programs, The Heart Institute ranks among the nation’s leading heart hospitals. Procedures include coronary bypass operations, heart valve repair/replacements, angioplasty and cardiac catheterizations. Opened in 2001, The Heart institute is jointly operated by Staten Island University Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center.