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Dr. James Wilentz

Cardiology
New York, NY
45 years experience male

Locations

Gramercy Park Physicians - Mount Sinai Heart

New York, NY

Address

10, Union Square E, New York, NY
Directions

Fax

212-253-6100

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Medicare

Health First Health Plan, Inc

HIP Health Plans

About

Bio

Dr. Wilentz graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from NYU and did his Medicine and Cardiology training in Boston at the Brigham and Boston City-BU. He learned Interventional Cardiology from its founder, Andreas Gruentzig, as one of his first fellows in Atlanta, and studied carotid and peripheral vascular interventions with Dr. Max Amor in France. He now practices at Gramercy Park Physicians affiliated with Mount Sinai Heart in Union Square New York City.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

30 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wilentz
Cardiology 45 years experience
Individual tailoring: Many combinations available. You need to go through an iterative process of trial and error with various medications. For you, an ARB (angiotensin receptor blocker) might be better than the Ramipril, and it may be that doses can be changed or a beta blocker added. Best thing to do is to continue working with your health care prof and also to take home BP measurements so there is good data on which
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wilentz
Cardiology 45 years experience
Rare but assess risk: Your lipid levels are not favorable, and the tobacco use is really a must stop! need family history, and carotid sono to see if you are a plaque depositor +/- ct angio scan. The scan will show the arterial walls. Trade off is radiation = 6 chest x rays. These two tests will determine whether you have already laid down plaque. With that or family history of early cad, you should be on statin.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wilentz
Cardiology 45 years experience
CT Angiogram: Ct angiography is excellent at screening for coronary blockages but does not give the same spatial resolution as a direct angiogram. That said, in many cases it can be a starting point for evaluation along with stress testing. Many insurers do not cover this service except in unusual circumstances. The method is advancing quickly, and it is important to have it done with an advanced device.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wilentz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wilentz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Yeah I've tried beta blockers but give me worse symptoms than condition itself? How do they know if its sinus node or nervous system?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! they want to do stress test in 2 weeks- feels like reflux constantly
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL
Completed 1979

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha

Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Fellow, Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention
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