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Ischemic Heart Center in Brooklyn, NY


Call (718) 283-8902 for an appointment with an Ischemic Heart specialist or request an appointment online.

Ischemic heart disease is best described as decreased blood flow from clogged coronary arteries to the heart muscle, often leading to a heart attack. It’s also known as coronary artery disease (CAD) or coronary heart disease (CHD). Ischemic heart disease is a leading cause of heart attack symptoms, such as chest pain/discomfort and shortness of breath.

Maimonides cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, and cardiothoracic surgeons collaborate to provide optimal treatment for your Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) using the most sophisticated technology available to diagnose ischemic heart disease and perform heart surgery.

Drs. Jacob Shani and Greg Ribakove

Our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses provides a full complement of care, which includes patient-tailored treatment and prevention. Risk factors for CAD include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, and smoking.  Maimonides offers smoking cessation and nutrition counseling to help patients reduce their risk of heart attack. 

Heart attack causes usually involve a combination of factors, including age, diet and lifestyle, genetics, existing health conditions (such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure), and others. The expert heart attack specialists at Maimonides will work closely with you to determine your risk factors and the best treatment options to manage ischemic heart disease.

Maimonides is the only hospital in the State of New York to have both its Cardiac Surgery and its Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Program commended for significantly lower mortality rates, receiving the prestigious double asterisk from NYS DOH for both cardiac surgery and angioplasty procedures. Our PCI Program has achieved these highest possible ratings for both emergency and non-emergency PCI procedures for over ten years. Maimonides is proud to employ the best heart attack doctors in Brooklyn. 


Meet the Ischemic Heart Disease Center Team


Cardiac Surgeons

Interventional Cardiology