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State Report Ranks LIJ as New York's Best Hospital for Angioplasty Survival
Date:4/4/2008

our top-ranking cardiologists and our services."

Included in the DOH report is the collective risk profile of the angioplasty patients for each hospital and physician. "With the Health Department's most recent report, consumers have an opportunity to review the clinical outcomes of hospitals and cardiologists performing angioplasty in their region and make an informed decision about their healthcare choices," said Stanley Katz, MD, senior vice president of cardiovascular services for the North Shore-LIJ Health System, who is also a member of the New York State Department of Health Cardiac Advisory Committee.

LIJ is the only hospital in the state to perform a majority of angioplasty procedures using the radial approach, a technique in which the procedure is performed through the patient's wrist instead of the groin. The radial approach has been shown to reduce bleeding complications and allows for quicker walking after the procedure. The hospital's Cardiac Catheterization Lab is headed by Barry Kaplan, MD.

The DOH's full report can by found online at: http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/heart/heart_disease.htm. Scroll down to "percutaneous coronary interventions."


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