Long Island Heart Associates » LIHA News http://www.liheart.org Long Island Heart Associates Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:34:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.16 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Care Partnership http://www.liheart.org/diabetes-and-cardiovascular-care-partnership/ http://www.liheart.org/diabetes-and-cardiovascular-care-partnership/#comments Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:09:11 +0000 http://www.liheart.org/?p=506 Read More >>]]> With close to two million New Yorkers diagnosed with diabetes and the inherent relationship to heart disease, these conditions are the state’s most rapidly expanding and chronic health conditions at epic levels and with devastating consequences.   Dr. Steven Shayani, Medical Director of Outpatient Services on Long Island and Queens for Mount Sinai Hospital and Long Island Heart Associates has recognized the need for diabetes care and education among his patients.  The Diabetes and Cardiovascular Care Partnership is a new innovative service launched by The Mount Sinai Hospital to Long Island Heart Associates, one of its affiliate locations in order to assist in managing patient care for those with diabetes and heart disease.   

Long Island Heart Associates is one of the affiliate locations that have begun providing Long Island patients with this added service in Mineola, New York. This program provides patients with the highest quality of care and ensures that patients are meeting the American Diabetes Association standards of care in order to minimize risks from diabetes.  The parties involved with the program include Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) and the physicians and staff at the affiliate locations.  This is a team effort in which the doctors, educators, and coordinators work together to ensure proper diabetes care and education is accomplished. Throughout the entire process it is important to note that the patient remains a patient of the primary care physician.

“This is a wonderful service to bring to Long Island and it truly provides our patients with the most expert and high quality care,” stated Dr. Steven S. Shayani, Medical Director of Outpatient Services for Long Island and Queens for The Mount Sinai Hospital and Long Island Heart Associates. The first meeting begins with a baseline assessment during which the CDE will screen the patient to identify all potential risks associated with diabetes. The screening tool includes: eye examination, podiatric attention, wound development and healing, chronic kidney disease classification and cardiovascular care. The patient will be referred for specific care contingent upon the priority which is established during the assessment. Each person will have a specific plan and any barriers such as misinformation/cultural difference, inability to obtain medication or testing supplies, or dealing with depression will be addressed.  Urgent care issues such as blood pressure or cardiac conditions will be immediately communicated to the primary care physician and dealt with.  In addition, glucose meters are dispensed with instructions at the initial visit. Another aspect of the one on one coaching includes the initiation and planning of therapeutic lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. 

It is important to note that there is ongoing communication between the CDE and the physicians involved.  The primary care physicians act as the gatekeepers and work with the CDE to collaborate and identify priorities of care. Follow up is established with the patient to continue therapeutic lifestyle changes and coordination of care.  Group classes are offered for further education and learning to strategize and provide support with peers.  The bottom line goal is to prevent heart attack, control diabetes and reduce associated health risks.

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LIHA and Mount Sinai Ring the Opening Bell at the NASDAQ http://www.liheart.org/liha-and-mount-sinai-ring-the-opening-bell-at-the-nasdaq/ http://www.liheart.org/liha-and-mount-sinai-ring-the-opening-bell-at-the-nasdaq/#comments Wed, 04 Aug 2010 19:16:40 +0000 http://liheart.org/main_site/?p=242 Read More >>]]> Long Island Heart Associates and The Mount Sinai Medical Center were cordially invited by the NASDAQ to perform the Opening Bell Ceremony on Aug. 10, 2009.

The recent affiliation between Long Island Heart Associates and The Mount Sinai Medical Center is highly unique as it provides medical experts at Long Island Heart Associates with Mount Sinai’s unparalleled technology. The affiliation will bring world-class clinical and surgical cardiovascular care to patients on Long Island. The host of the event, Silvia Davi, Vice President of Corporate Communication, Global Broadcast, and Media Strategy at NASDAQ OMX stated, “Every business day, we have great icons of all industries to ring the opening and closing bell right here at NASDAQ OMX and these medical facilities are no exception.”

Long Island Heart Associates was established in 1994 by Dr. Steven Shayani and currently has six locations between Long Island and Queens. It offers patients state-of-the-art diagnostic care, is at the forefront of medical technology, and provides patients with the most advanced level of service. “Long Island Heart Associates is now affiliated with the best academic medical center in New York City. Our patients have access to the latest and most advanced cardiovascular research, education and treatment,” said Steven Shayani, M.D.

Founded in 1852, The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most-respected voluntary hospitals. Today, Mount Sinai’s teaching facility is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic research. “The clinical and diagnostic expertise as Long Island Heart Associates made it an ideal match for our cardiovascular center of excellence, Mount Sinai Heart,” said Wayne E. Keathley, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital.

Left to Right: Grace Pumilio (Office Manager at LIHA), Gabriella Shayani (Dr. Steven Shayani's daughter), Rosie Fodera (Director of Business Planning and Strategic Development at LIHA), Sean Healy (Director of Business Development and Operations at Mount Sinai), Dr. Steven Shayani (President and Medical Director at LIHA and Director of Outpatient Services for Long Island at Mount Sinai), Silvia Davi (Vice President of Corporate Communications at NASDAQ OMX), Ben Ghodsi (CFO at Long Island Heart Associates), Leah Luddine (Professional Relations Coordinator at LIHA)

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Insomnia & Snoring May Correlate to Heart Disease http://www.liheart.org/insomnia-snoring-may-correlate-to-heart-disease/ http://www.liheart.org/insomnia-snoring-may-correlate-to-heart-disease/#comments Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:03:43 +0000 http://liheart.org/main_site/?p=43 Read More >>]]> A miserable nights’ sleep affects us in many ways. It is not only the tired, lethargic feeling that will result from a poor rest period. The entire body can suffer. Sleep disorder is also known as sleep apnea which can cause serious health issues. Some symptoms a person may experience while sleeping include:

  • Snoring
  • Heartburn
  • Excessive sweating
  • Chest pain
  • Headaches upon waking
  • Frequent urination
  • Sour taste
  • Difficult with concentration and/or memory

Sleep Wellness Centers of New YorkIn addition, a major effect could be weight gain due to the lack of rest your body needs. Many people are not aware that we burn calories while we sleep and our body needs rest time in order to recover form the next day. Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB) specifically impacts the cardiovascular system in several ways. SDB has been linked to hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, transient ischemic attack, and stroke (Somers VK et al, 2003). Our physicians and technologists have been working diligently to provide our patients with the solutions and care that will help prevent severe damage.

The Sleep and Wellness Centers of New York was opened by Long Island Heart Associates to address our patients’ need for comprehensive preventative care. Our facilities each house six hotel style bedrooms fully equipped with flat screen TVs, DVD players, and full cable access. The bedrooms have been designed to simulate a comfortable night’s sleep which results in a more effective sleep study. We have sleep centers in two locations, Mineola and Bellmore. Each facility has two pulmonologists on staff and can accommodate adults and adolescents.

To schedule an appointment, please call the Sleep Wellness Centers of New York at (516) 739.4966.

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