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Binita Shah, MD

  • Specialty: Interventional Cardiology
  • Languages: English, Hindi, Spanish
  • Phone: 212-263-5656
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Performed
More Than 1,800 Coronary Catheter Procedures
Associate Director of Research for the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Published
More Than 40 Peer-Reviewed Medical Journal Publications

About Me

At NYU Langone’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, I provide treatment for people whose arteries are blocked due to heart disease. Every person’s diagnosis is different, so care starts with a series of questions. What is the extent of the blockage? Does the artery need to be opened with a stent, or can it be treated with medication? If a procedure is needed, what is the best approach? It’s this challenge—to solve unique problems with creative solutions—that led me to become an interventional cardiologist.

For each patient, my team looks at numerous factors before coming up with a treatment plan. We consider a person’s age, overall health, the extent of the blockage, and its location. We then determine the best technique for opening the artery. Most often this involves the use of stents, which help restore healthy blood flow. Sometimes a person has more than one blockage, and that factors into our planning as well.

I specialize in radial artery catheterization, a technique in which we access the coronary arteries by placing a catheter in an artery in the wrist. Another option is to use an artery in the groin, but research shows that for most patients, radial access is better. This is especially true for people who need complicated procedures or have other health issues.

When possible, I encourage my patients to ask questions before we start a procedure. I do my best to explain the recommended treatment and associated risks, and I encourage shared decision-making. It’s important that I understand my patients concerns so I can help them return to their active lives.

During my medical training, I realized that I excel in emergency situations. I can steer the ship and stay calm, which is important in interventional cardiology. It’s immensely satisfying to know that because of my care, people walk out of the hospital and can be with their families. That is the part of the job that makes it all worthwhile.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • heart attack
  • inflammation of the heart valve
  • aortic valve insufficiency
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • claudication
  • congestive heart failure
  • critical limb ischemia
  • arterial occlusive disease
  • mitral regurgitation
  • critical limb ischemia
  • acute coronary syndrome
  • chest pain
  • carotid artery disease
  • mitral valve stenosis
  • heart muscle disease
  • high blood pressure disorder
  • aortic valve disease
  • coronary heart disease
  • carotid stenosis
  • renal artery stenosis
Treatments
  • antiplatelet therapy
  • cardiac catheterization

Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Director, Internal Medicine Residency Research
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Interventional Cardiology), 2012
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease), 2010
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, NYU School of Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, 2012
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, Interventional Cardiology, 2011
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, Medicine/Cardiology, 2010
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2007
  • MD from New York University, 2004
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NYU Cardiac Catheterization Associates

550 1st Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Research My Research

Research Summary

Dr. Shah's research focuses on modifiable factors affecting patient outcomes in the setting of acute coronary syndrome and percutaneous coronary intervention. She has received funding from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, New York State, and National Institutes of Health (KL2 Scholar) to test novel therapeutic strategies aimed at modifying abnormal metabolic and inflammatory profiles in patients with coronary and peripheral artery disease.

Research Interests Timeline

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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • CLEAR SYNERGY (OASIS 9) - A 2x2 factorial randomized controlled trial of CoLchicine and spironolactonE in patients with ST elevation myocARdial infarction/SYNERGY Stent Registry Organization to Assess Strategies for Ischemic Syndromes 9

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