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2014-02-11 10:42:18

Reduces ED length of stay, can avoid radiation from CT scans Using portable ultrasound as a first-line imaging study in kids with suspected appendicitis helps reduce emergency room length of stay and reduces the need for CT scans, according to a team of Mount Sinai researchers. Bedside ultrasound, often referred to as point-of-care ultrasonography, has a specificity of about 94%, meaning that it misses few cases, , the Mt. Sinai researchers add. Results from the study are published online...

2014-02-10 16:27:39

Reduces ED Length of Stay, Can Avoid Radiation from CT Scans NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using portable ultrasound as a first-line imaging study in kids with suspected appendicitis helps reduce emergency room length of stay and reduces the need for CT scans, according to a team of Mount Sinai researchers. Bedside ultrasound, often referred to as point-of-care ultrasonography, has a specificity of about 94%, meaning that it misses few cases, the Mt. Sinai...

2014-02-06 23:21:33

Electrophysiologist Vivek Reddy, MD, of Mount Sinai Heart Launches International LEADLESS II Clinical Research Trial Testing New Investigational Leadless Pacemaker New York, NY (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 This February during American Heart Month, Vivek Reddy, MD, of Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital implanted the United States’ first miniature-sized, leadless cardiac pacemaker directly inside a patient’s heart without surgery. The leads-free pacemaker is implanted by a...

2014-02-03 23:20:22

This February During American Heart Month World-Renowned Cardiologist Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, of Mount Sinai Heart Shares His Heart Disease Prevention Expertise New York, NY (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 February is American Heart Month. It reminds all Americans that promotion of heart health is the most critical prevention tool we have available today in cardiovascular medicine, according to Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, a global leader in the field of cardiology for more than three decades....

2014-01-30 23:02:32

Mount Sinai experts share tips for prostate cancer prevention and new advancements in treatment and detection. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 230,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. Overall, the five-year survival rate is 100 percent for men with the disease confined to the prostate or nearby tissue. Expert Available for Interview: Ash Tewari,...

2014-01-29 23:03:57

Advice from Cardiovascular Experts of Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Celebration of February’s American Heart Month and the 10th Anniversary of National Go Red Day Friday, February 7 (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 February is American Heart Month, with Friday, February 7 marking the 10th celebration of the American Heart Association’s National Go Red Day to continue to create awareness of the prevention and treatment of heart disease in women. One in three women have...

2014-01-22 23:27:24

Joel Seligman Elected HANYS Treasurer Mt. Kisco, New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) is proud to announce the election of Joel Seligman, President and CEO of NWH, as Treasurer for the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS). HANYS is a non-profit organization and leading authority on healthcare policy and operations that represents and advocates on behalf of New York State’s hospitals and health systems at all levels of the federal and state...

2014-01-21 23:01:30

Brian Radbill, MD, FACP, a 15-year veteran of the Mount Sinai Health System, has been named Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Mount Sinai Queens. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Brian Radbill, MD, FACP, a 15-year veteran of the Mount Sinai Health System, has been named Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Mount Sinai Queens. In that position, Dr. Radbill will oversee the delivery of high-quality, patient-focused medical care...

2014-01-21 23:01:20

Advice from Cardiovascular Experts at The Mount Sinai Hospital for Football Fans of New York/New Jersey’s Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 New York, NY (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 On Sunday, Feb. 2, Super Bowl XLVIII, the first outdoor, cold weather NFL championship in 40 years, will kick-off right here in the New York/New Jersey region at MetLife Stadium. The Super Bowl is one of the world’s most anticipated and watched annual sporting events. Should you be a local or a visiting football...

2014-01-15 23:01:50

Vicki LoPachin, MD, Appointed Chief Medical Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital NY, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Vicki LoPachin, MD, who completed her residency training in internal medicine at Mount Sinai, and who previously served on the medical staff as an internal medicine specialist, has been appointed Chief Medical Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital. Prior to this post, Dr. LoPachin served as Medical Director of the North Shore University Hospital “Dr. LoPachin’s talents and...