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Lenox Hill Hospital Donates Automated External Defibrillators to the Community to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

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Members of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church on the Upper East Side hold a new automated external defibrillator donated to them by Lenox Hill Hospital. 

Lenox Hill Hospital is deeply committed to the prevention of sudden cardiac death and has donated external defibrillators to local religious institutions, schools and community organizations. The survival rate for sudden cardiac death is only 5%, resulting in nearly 325,000 deaths a year. Lenox Hill Hospital physicians provide a short educational session on sudden cardiac arrest which is followed by a training session on the correct use of the device. 

For more than 150 years, Lenox Hill Hospital has been an international leader in cardiovascular care:

  • Lenox Hill Hospital was the site of the first coronary angioplasty performed in the United States and is ranked among the top 50 hospitals in Heart and Heart Surgery, Digestive Disorders, and Neurology & Neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.
  • We are one of the few hospitals in the nation to offer an integrated approach to cardiovascular care, involving collaboration between cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, interventional radiology, structural cardiology and internal medicine. 
  • Our Interventional Cardiology team recently achieved a significant milestone as they placed the 2000th carotid artery stent.