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For 24th Year, Mount Sinai Receives Top Safety Rating for Cardiac Catheterization


For the 24th consecutive year, The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory or its interventionalists have received the highest two-star safety rating from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), also known as angioplasty. PCI—one of the most common procedures for patients with coronary artery disease—opens blocked arteries and restores normal blood flow to the heart. 

In a highlight of the report, Annapoorna S. Kini, MD, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at The Mount Sinai Hospital, received the two-star rating for significantly lower 30-day risk adjusted mortality for PCI in all cases and in non-emergency cases. She was the only interventionalist in the state to receive this rating in both categories, while performing 2,844 procedures in the latest period reported, December 1, 2016, to November 30, 2019. 

“This NYSDOH report is again a testament to the top quality work being done in The Mount Sinai Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory by the dedicated interventionalists, making it No. 1 in the nation in volume and quality,” says Samin K. Sharma, MD, Director of the Mount Sinai Cardiovascular Clinical Institute, and Senior Vice President of Operations and Quality for Mount Sinai Heart.

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