Our world-renowned heart specialists take on complex cases other hospitals can’t handle.
Like recently flying a young mom under specialist care to Montefiore, saving her life. Discover how we did more for her by watching the video.
It’s just another example of our expertise and heritage in treating heart patients.
In fact, we developed the world’s first transvenous cardiac pacemaker and performed the world’s first coronary bypass.
HISTORY OF FIRSTS:
WE DEVELOPED THE WORLD’S FIRST TRANSVENOUS CARDIAC PACEMAKER AND HAVE BEEN SETTING THE PACE IN MEDICINE EVER SINCE.
We have a history of doing more in heart care.
In 1958, Montefiore’s Seymour Furman, MD, in collaboration with Montefiore’s Doris J. W. Escher, MD, developed the first transvenous cardiac pacemaker.
It was the size of a large radio.
Now the device is tiny, but its impact has been huge.
And in 1960, Robert H. Goetz, MD, from our Albert Einstein College of Medicine, performed the world’s first coronary artery bypass operation.
Like the pacemaker, this innovation has saved countless lives around the world.