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Cardiac Electrophysiology / Heart Rhythm Center
Conditions We Treat
Cardiac Electrophysiology / Heart Rhythm Center Doctors
Larry A. Chinitz, MD, FACC, FACP
Benjamin and Coyle Family Professor of Medicine and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Director; Cardiac Electrophysiology, Invasive Cardiology and the NYU Heart Rhythm Center
New York University School of Medicine
Neil E. Bernstein, MD
Assistant Director, The NYU Heart Rhythm Center
Anthony Aizer, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Scott Bernstein, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Steven Fowler, MD
Aileen Ferrick, ACNP, FHRS
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Nurse Practitioner
Jane Smyth-Melsky, RN, IBHRE Certified Cardiac Device Specialist
Clinical Research Coordinator
Cardiac Electrophysiology / Heart Rhythm Center at NYU Langone Medical Center
Where research, technology, and clinical expertise come together for better patient care.
Each year in the United States, more than 340,000 people learn that they have atrial fibrillation -- the most common disorder of the heart's electrical system. They join legions of other Americans with similar types of arrhythmia. Left untreated, some types arrhythmia can cause fainting, shortness of breath, and even death.
At the Leon H. Charney NYU Heart Rhythm Center at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, physicians, nurses, and other staff work closely to offer each patient a program tailored to his or her needs. Mr. Charney, a prominent New York City attorney, is a valued benefactor of the center. We greatly appreciate his generosity and support.
The NYU Heart Rhythm Center is one of the few centers that treats atrial fibrillation with "catheter-based" procedures -- those that utilize long flexible wires to enter the heart in an attempt to stop the arrhythmia at its source. In many cases, this emerging technology literally cures this troublesome arrhythmia. We also provide the latest implantable devices for those patients who need them. In an effort to advance the care of our patients beyond that which is currently available, our physicians also conduct clinical and laboratory research to evaluate new treatments for arrhythmia and to better understand these disorders.
And because we treat patients at several locations -- Tisch Hospital, Bellevue Hospital Center, and the Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System -- we see a greater diversity of conditions, adding to our experience and expertise.
This Web site informs patients and their families about arrhythmia and what services we provide to treat them. On this page you can also learn about the different members of our care team, and research we are conducting both in the clinic and the laboratory.