New York Interventional Cardiology 

Mount Sinai Interventional Cardiology in Union Sq. 

James R. Wilentz, MD, FACC, FSCAI
10 Union Sq. E. - Ste 2B
New York NY 10003
Tel: 212-844-8830


Agressive care of complex coronary and valvular heart disease, diagnosis and treatment of carotid, renal and peripheral vascular disease.

Mid-LAD Stent Placement Done as an Outpatient, Showing Before and After Pictures


Located in Downtown Manhattan
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

Advanced Training:
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)



Cardiac Catheterization / Coronary Angiography
Coronary Angioplasty
Coronary Rotational Atherectomy: Rotablator
Intracoronary Stent Implantation including Drug Eluting Stents
Intracoronary Ultrasound
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")



         Related links

·        PubMed -- Medical literature search

·        American Heart Asociation

·        Journal of the American College of Cardiology

·        Greatcases – the Site for Clinical Interest