Lenore Greenberg knew she had coronary heart disease, but was shocked when a cardiologist at NYU Langone told her she would eventually need a heart transplant. “I didn’t know anyone who had a heart transplant,” she says. “It was like science fiction to me.”
She was fortunate to receive a new heart after just one day on the transplant list. Greenberg received her transplant at the NYU Langone Transplant Institute in Manhattan, recently ranked the top heart transplant program in the country by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. After her successful surgery in August 2019, Greenberg took advantage of her proximity to NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, in Mineola, for her follow-up care and cardiac rehabilitation.
Greenberg’s heart failure cardiologist, Alex Reyentovich, MD, medical director of heart transplantation at NYU Langone, says the Transplant Institute has put together a team of committed doctors who help patients get transplants as quickly as possible. “Helping to provide a new lease on life is such a reward for us,” he tells the Long Island Herald.
As for Greenberg, she celebrated her one year anniversary of the transplant in August, and now feels like a different person. “It’s been a miraculous experience,” she says.
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