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Brooklyn, Take Heart!

World-Class Care Where You Need it Most

We received the highest grade “A” for patient safety from the prestigious Leapfrog Group. TBHC is one of only two hospitals in all of New York City to get an “A” and is the only A-rated hospital in Brooklyn. In fact, only about 8% of hospitals in the entire State of New York received this highest grade. Patient Safety plus excellent cardiac care means local, lifesaving treatment.

Cardiology

The Division of Cardiology offers a dynamic roster of cardiologists, the latest diagnostic and testing equipment available including 3D echocardiography, web-based EKG and a state-of-the-art stress lab, an excellent program of preventive care and follow-up care after a cardiac event, as well as a comprehensive heart failure program. Primary cardiology services are also offered through TBHC’s Family Health Centers and other sites in TBHC’s ambulatory care network.

The cardiology program is backed up by our brand-new cardiac catheterization lab, a collaborative effort with Mount Sinai, offering a full range of cardiac interventions (see below).

Additionally, the Cardiology staff is deeply involved in TBHC’s continuing education program taking part in the training of future physicians, nursing staff and other personnel. The division is also committed to expanding the body of knowledge within the cardiology field. Research projects, both limited to hospital itself and those performed in cooperation with other leading institutions are conducted. Results of our studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals and the media.

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
  • 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

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