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Brooklyn, Take Heart!

World-Class Care Where You Need It Most

Heart Attack? TBHC is FAST!

graphs showing quick TBHC response time

For nearly 1 million residents, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, in collaboration with Mount Sinai Heart, is a lifesaver. Having a hospital close by that offers percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) services allows patients in cardiac emergencies to get fast care without traveling far. With heart emergencies, time saved equals lives saved.

Recent statistics show that TBHC patients save even more time because our “door-to-balloon” performance is speedy. According to the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, the recommended time from a first medical contact to cardiac intervention in minutes is 90 minutes or less. We are consistently doing much better than that.

In the bar graph shown above left, TBHC clocks in less than 90 minutes from EMS arrival to intervention 100% of the time (as opposed to the overall New York State figure of 87.7%). For first medical contact to balloon we are beating 90 minutes 68.8% of the time and for walk-in patients to device, 85.7% of the time — all consistently better than New York State percentages.

Just how fast? In the line graph shown above right, TBHC’s median time beats the recommended time by more than half.

These accomplishments rest on a longstanding record of excellence. With a full-service cardiac catheterization lab, our heart experts offer a full spectrum of quality cardiac care. When every second counts, our community can count on TBHC before, during and after a cardiac event.

Cardiology Services

  • ABI/PVR testing
  • Ambulatory cardiac monitoring
  • Arrhythmia evaluation and treatment
  • Cardiac evaluation, in-office and in-hospital
  • Cardiac stress testing
  • Cardioversion
  • Clinical consultation
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Echocardiography (3D)
  • Electrocardiography
  • Exercise with or without cardiac imaging
  • Holter monitors and event recorders
  • Nuclear studies
  • Office-based evaluation
  • Pacemaker and cardiac defibrillator evaluation
  • Pharmacologic stress testing
  • Radio frequency ablation procedures
  • Signal-averaged ECG
  • Treadmill stress testing
  • Tilt table testing
  • Vascular ultrasound

A Clinical Partnership in Downtown Brooklyn

Comprehensive Cardiac Care with Brooklyn Hospital, Mount Sinai

Cardiac Intervention

TBHC has partnered with Mount Sinai Heart, part of the renowned Mount Sinai Health System, to bring comprehensive cardiac care to downtown Brooklyn. This alliance, built on the foundation of excellent care provided by TBHC’s cardiologists and clinicians, makes it possible for TBHC to offer sophisticated preventive, diagnostic, interventional, and treatment services. The communities of downtown and north central Brooklyn have a significant need for interventional heart care and treatment services. For the nearly one million residents of nearby neighborhoods, the enhancement of TBHC’s cardiology program means local, quality, compassionate heart care — all without crossing a bridge. And, when it comes to excellent heart care, time saved means lives saved.

With the expansion of TBHC’s cardiovascular services under Mount Sinai Heart’s direction, the newly enhanced Brooklyn Heart Center aims to grow TBHC’s already excellent cardiac program into a destination service for Brooklynites.

Cardiac Intervention Services

  • Diagnostic catheterization
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • Electrophysiology (EP) studies
  • Diagnostic angiography, peripheral angiography, and implantable loop recorder services

This program is supported by a joint cardiology fellowship under the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Together TBHC and Mount Sinai Heart are Keeping Brooklyn Heart Healthy.

Our Leadership

Our Providers

  • Joseph Abboud, MD
  • Cesar Ayala-Rodriguez, MD
  • Matthew Jones, MD
  • Seth Keller, MD
  • Subhi Al'aref, MD
  • Hyeryong Greene, NP
  • Chirag Patel, MD
  • Serlene Trotman, MD
  • Howard Friedman, MD
  • Cesare Saponieri, MD
  • Buddhadev Manvar, MD
  • Sumatilal Shah, MD
  • Saimamba Veeramachaneni, MD

Heart Center Resources

Brooklyn Take Heart brochure

Cardiac Catheterization Care information sheet

Contact and Location

The Brooklyn Heart Center
Main Hospital - 2nd & 6th Floors
121 DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 250-8265