Heart Disease Symptoms and Causes
Heart disease is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. Heart disease, in men and women, is usually caused by a condition called atherosclerosis, which occurs when fatty material and other substances form a plaque buildup on the walls of the arteries.
Award-Winning Cardiac Surgery Programs, Right in Your Neighborhood
North Shore-LIJ provides state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for patients with heart and lung disease, and our award-winning Cardiac Surgery Programs have earned the Department of Health’s coveted double-star ranking for outcomes significantly better than the statewide average.
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Treatments & Procedures
- HealthGrades Names LIJ Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital Among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiovascular Care
- 24-Year-Old Nursing Grad Brought Back to Life at LIJ After Suffering Pulmonary Embolism
- Lenox Hill Hospital First in New York Area to Perform Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement
- Pey-Jen Yu, MD Joins North Shore-LIJ’s Cardiothoracic Team