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  • About Heart Failure

    Most of us know someone who has suffered heart failure, and know that better treatment means a better quality of life. Our Heart Failure Program is designed to provide comprehensive care for every congestive heart failure patient, from early to end stages of the disease.


    Congestive Heart Failure is a disease of epidemic proportion in the United States, and is the leading cause of hospital admissions for patients over the age of 65.

    Watch a video about heart failure with Dr. Marrick Kukin

    Our Unique Approach

    Our Heart Failure Program, led by renowned heart failure expert Marrick Kukin, MD, seeks to improve a patient’s quality of life and reduce his or her risk of death from this coronary condition.

    Traditionally, specialized heart failure treatment centers have focused on patients with end-stage heart failure. These patients are evaluated for how well their therapies are working, their need for a heart transplant, and whether experimental treatments that are being tested in clinical trials may help them.

    This approach, however, does not help a vast majority of congestive heart failure patients, many of whom are relatively asymptomatic. Our Heart Failure Program focuses not only on end-stage heart failure patients, but also those with earlier stages of the disease in the hope that treating them now will improve their long-term outcomes and quality of life in the future.

    The Heart Failure Program

    The Heart Failure Program at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West is on the leading edge of scientific and clinical developments in congestive heart failure, and feature services such as:

    • Case management to optimize outcomes
    • Information on heart failure clinical trials 
    • Education and disease management strategies to enhance a patient’s well being 
    • Nutritional assessments 
    • Exercise programs
    • Counseling to assist with lifestyle changes
    • Evaluations for heart transplant

    The Heart Failure Program has a talented network of physicians, specialized heart failure nurses, and ancillary health care professionals, all working together to provide the best possible treatment.

    When patients are referred to our Heart Failure Program, a physician and a nurse practitioner evaluate them, and ancillary support staff coordinates individualized treatment plans. Unless the patient requires immediate intervention, all diagnostic and therapeutic decisions are made jointly with the referring physician.

    The Heart Failure Program at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West

    425 West 59th Street, Suite 9D
    New York, New York 10019
    Phone:  (877) 996-9334
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    The cardiology practice at 125th St. offers patients and referring physicians a central location in which all their cardiology needs can be met in comfort.