Agressive care of complex coronary and valvular heart disease, diagnosis and treatment of carotid, renal and peripheral vascular disease.
Interventional Cardiology Practice at Mount Sinai Heart / Beth Israel
BA: Columbia College, New York 1972
MD: NYU School of Medicine, New York 1976 -- Alpha Omega Alpha
Internal Medicine -- Harvard University, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston
Hematology -- Harvard University, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston
Cardiology -- Boston University, Boston City / University Hospital
Interventional Cardiology -- Andreas Gruentzig Center, Emory University, Atlanta
Peripheral and Carotid Interventions -- Polyclinique d'Essey-les-Nancy, Nancy, France
Very low mortality rates for coronary interventions: 0 in 1996, 0.5% in 1997, 0 in 1998, 0.8% in 1999, 0.5% 1999-2001, 0.22% 2000-2002, 0.74% 2002-2004 (0.00% in non-emergent cases), 0.58% 2004-2006 (0.52% in non-emergent cases), 0.83% 2006-2008 (0.54% in non-emergent cases)
Catheterization / Coronary Angiography
Coronary Rotational Atherectomy: Rotablator
Intracoronary Stent Implantation including Drug Eluting Stents
Complex Coronary Interventions (including Left Main intervention) for selected patients either at high risk for bypass or who prefer catheter intervention over bypass no matter what.
Diagnosis and percutaneous treatment of carotid stenoses to prevent stroke.
Treatment of selected patients with renal stenoses to prevent kidney failure and to alleviate hypertension, and peripheral vascular disease to relieve claudication
For Physicians and Patients
Outpatient Coronary Stenting
Comment on the ASTRAL study of Renal Stenting published by Dr. Wilentz in The New England Journal
Our reports on the incidence of disease in the blood vessels in the brain, arm, leg and kidney arteries (peripheral vascular disease) have been presented to the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention.
Anatomy is Destiny, but Physiology is Here to Stay -- Dr. Wilentz reviews the importance of physiologic testing of blockages prior to stenting (FFR, or "stress test in the artery")
· PubMed -- Medical literature search
· American Heart Asociation
· Journal of the American College of Cardiology
· Greatcases – the Site for Clinical Interest