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Long Island Heart Associates (LI Heart) is the premier cardiology practice on Long Island, serving Nassau, Queens, and the surrounding areas. Established in 1994, by medical director,  Dr. Steven Shayani, a pioneer in the medical field.   Dr. Shayani has brought the latest, most innovative and cutting edge cardiac technology to Long Island.  The ultimate goal of the doctors of LiHeart is to eradicate heart disease and stroke on Long Island.

The LI Heart heart doctors are considered to be among the most elite in the cardiac field. They include, Dr. Steven Shayani, Dr. Steven Zeldis, Dr. Richard Smith, Dr. Michael K. Jason, Dr. Brian Paimany, Dr. Andressa Borges, Dr. Mayer Rydzinski and Dr. Bruce Robin.  Our doctors are board certified in cardiovascular diseases, echocardiology, nuclear cardiology, interventional cardiology, and electrophysiology. In addition, they have been recognized as distinguished Fellows of the American College of Cardiology (F.A.C.C). We currently have six locations on Long Island and Queens: Bellmore, Great Neck, Kew Gardens, Manhasset, Mineola and Woodmere.

Long Island Heart Associates is affiliated with several major hospitals, including Saint Francis Hospital, North Shore Health Systems, and Winthrop Hospitals.  Another proud affiliation is the one with, The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan.  This partnership allows us to provide our patients with the most advanced medical care available.  The Mount Sinai doctors include some of the most influential physicians in cardiology such as, Dr. Samin K. Sharma, Dr. David Adams, and Dr. Valentin Fuster.

LI Heart uses the most efficient state of the art equipment for the diagnosis and preventative care of cardiovascular disease.  Our sophisticated technology allows us to diagnose the most time sensitive and difficult cardiac conditions.  The GE Lightspeed VCT Scanner enables our staff to perform various non invasive tests including CT Angiography and Calcium Scoring. Our fully equipped Nuclear Lab was one of the first on the east coast to receive accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL).  Below are additional services and procedures that our facility provides:


In an effort to convenience our neighboring physicians and their patients, LI Heart also provides Portable Echo Programs.  Our technologists travel to each location with our equipment to perform Echo’s, Carotid, and Vascular studies.  All test results are read by a board-certified cardiologist and are readily available within 24-48 hours.

The Sleep Wellness Centers of New York is our accredited full service sleep center which includes luxury hotel style bedrooms that provide patients  the most comfortable and proficient sleep studies for adults and pediatrics.  Testing can be done either day or night contingent upon each patient’s condition.

LI Heart is one of the most advanced practices on the east coast offering patients the most comprehensive level of out patient services.  With the expertise of our physicians and staff, we are at the forefront of medical technology.

Need a cardiologist in Nassau county, Queens or elsewhere on Long Island? Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our six convenient locations!

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