Bradley A. Radwaner, MD, FACC, FCCP, Vascular Surgeon

Bradley A. Radwaner, MD, FACC, FCCP

Cardiologist | Cardiovascular Disease

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136 E. 57th Street 1001 New York NY, 10022
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Dr. Bradley Radwaner is a cardiologist and vascular specialist practicing in New York, NY. Dr. Radwaner specializes in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels and the cardiovascular system. These conditions include heart attacks, heart murmurs, coronary heart disease, palpitations, strokes, hypertension, and peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Radwaner founded The NY Center for The Prevention of Heart Disease in 1994, dedicated to the prevention of heart attacks and strokes through the use of the most advanced diagnostic techniques and state of the art treatment. In 2003, Dr. Radwaner was one of the first cardiologists nationwide to use Coronary CT Angiograms, an imaging technology used to non-invasively produce 3 D pictures of the coronary arteries. He is a Founding Member of the Society of Cardiovascular CT and was featured in 2003 on TV broadcasts on this then-new technology. In 2020, 17 years after Dr. Radwaner began routinely using Coronary CT Angiograms for the diagnosis of coronary blockages and determination of treatment plans to prevent heart attacks, the American College of Cardiology finally recognized Coronary CT Angiogram is the most useful first diagnostic strategy that can lead to improving outcomes! Dr Radwaner is also one of the founding members of the National Lipid Association, the physician group at the forefront of cholesterol-lowering treatments in the U.S. www.thenyheartcenter.com 

To address the common problem of varicose veins and spider veins, both manifestations of chronic venous insufficiency, Dr. Radwaner established Elite Veins NY, a concierge vein center to diagnosis and cure this problem that affects up to 25% of the adult population.www.eliteveinsny.com     

Education and Training

Cornell University Medical College MD 1980

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)

Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Cardiovascular Disease

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Bradley A. Radwaner, MD, FACC, FCCP
Bradley A. Radwaner, MD, FACC, FCCP's Expert Contributions
  • How many stents can one person have?

    As many as is necessary to treat coronary blockages, prevent angina symptoms and significantly reduce ischemia. There are 3 main coronary arteries with several branches. Patients have had well over a dozen stents, but the vast majority of patients have between 1 and 6, often over several years when symptoms and cardiology testing indicates they would benefit from stents added to medical therapy focused on intensive LDL cholesterol lowering and reduction of inflammation. Bradley Radwaner, MD READ MORE

  • What vitamins help unclog arteries?

    No vitamins are able to unclog arteries. A diet low in saturated fat, animal fats, and high in polyunsaturated fats from vegetables is the best way along with not smoking, maintaining a normal body weight and exercising regularly to prevent the clogging of arteries with cholesterol and prevention of both heart attacks and strokes. Once an artery is "clogged," continuing or more aggressively following these steps is essential, but only in combination with effective medications, can some arteries become unblocked. Without the use of medications, it's very rare that a clogged artery will become less clogged with even very diligent attention to lifestyle changes. READ MORE

  • How long does a stent last in your heart?

    97% of stents last forever. There is a less than 3% re blockage rate, but the bigger issue is the development of additional coronary blockages in different areas of the heart. Anti-platelet agents like aspirin and Plavix need to be taken to keep stents open and aggressive cholesterol lowering is needed to prevent new blockages. Additionally, BP control, exercise, a healthy diet, and, of course, cessation of cigarette is mandatory to prevent new blockages. READ MORE

  • Can you die from a heart attack?

    Yes READ MORE

  • How can I lower my blood pressure immediately?

    Reduce your salt intake READ MORE

  • Can arrhythmia be diagnosed with an ECG?

    Sometimes, but often longer time periods of cardiac monitoring are needed ranging from 24 hours to 2 weeks or longer. READ MORE

  • Can heavy drinking negatively affect my heart?

    Heavy drinking whether continuously or in binges can definitely cause an irregular heartbeat. Reduction or cessation of heavy drinking often cures this problem. READ MORE

  • Can ECG detect heart disease?

    Rarely. Usually the diagnosis of heart disease requires additional heart tests and blood work. READ MORE

  • My son's chest is feeling tight lately. What could be the cause?

    While heart disease is rare in teenagers, there are well known congenital abnormalities - problems that people are born with - that can first cause symptoms in teenage years and avoid detection by pediatricians when the individual is younger. He should be evaluated by a cardiologist if his chest tightness continues. READ MORE

  • What are the symptoms of a heart attack in women?

    Yes and no. The most frequent symptom of a heart attack in women is in fact the typical chest tightness and pressure in the middle of the chest, sometimes associated with sweating or arm or jaw pain. But as opposed to men, a significant number of women will have atypical symptoms of just nausea without chest pain, or dizziness or nausea. Unexplained symptoms such as these, in a woman with coronary artery risk factors, such as postmenopausal status, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol or family history of heart disease require a thorough evaluation to exclude heart disease. READ MORE

  • Does heart disease require surgery?

    No! The vast majority of heart disease in people in their late 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s require only medication, diet modification and exercise. Surgery is rarely needed. READ MORE

  • Can an overactive thyroid increase risk of heart problems?

    Yes it can. An overactive thyroid can be associated with cardiac arhythmias including atrial fibrillation READ MORE

  • What is the treatment for marfan syndrome?

    People with Marfans syndrome, an inborn disease of the connective tissue are at increased risk of join dislocations, aortic aneurysms, mitral valve disease and other disorders. While there is no medical treatment, good medical observation is needed to look for the development of some of these complications. READ MORE

  • Is constipation after a bypass surgery normal?

    Yes. Discuss with your cardiologist or cardiac surgeon READ MORE

  • Are there any supplements recommended after bypass surgery?

    There are no global recommendations. Speak to your cardiologist or cardiothoracic surgery. Sometimes patients are anemic after bypass surgery and may need treatment of this. All treatment is individualized. READ MORE

  • I can feel my heart pounding time and again. Could it be a symptom of atrial fibrillation?

    There are many types of heart arhythmias, one type is atrial fibrillation, which in general is seen in people over the age of 60, but can happen in younger individuals. Some skipped beats is not the usual description that doctors would give for atrial fibrillation, but an EKG and other tests would clarify what you had. Most skipped beats are totally benign and don't indicate a serious heart problem. READ MORE

  • I am experiencing tachycardia after having heavy bleeding during my menstrual cycle. What should I do?

    Tachycardia and weakness after a heavy menstrual cycle can be symptoms of dehydration and/or anemia from your blood loss. Speak to your doctor to determine the cause. READ MORE

  • What are precautionary steps to take to prevent a heart attack?

    The best way to prevent it is to see a preventive cardiologist who will perform several ultrasound tests, obtain lab work, and may recommend additional testing. Prevention is the best way to NOT have a heart attack or stroke! READ MORE

  • Do blood thinners cause excessive sleepiness?

    No READ MORE

  • At what age is one at a high risk of a heart attack?

    Your grandparents dying of a heart attack in their 80s does not increase your risk of developing heart disease. Age is a risk factor for heart disease, specifically coronary artery disease that leads to hear attacks. Men over the age of 40 and women who are post menopausal are in general those that we consider to be a higher risk due to age. Its the combination of multiple risk factors that greatly increases ones risk of developing heart disease- age, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, high cholesterol, obesity and a family history of EARLY coronary heart disease are the common risk factors. READ MORE

  • What is the difference between a bypass surgery and an angioplasty?

    This is a question that requires a prolonged discussion with a cardiologist over your particular medical situation. Angioplasty in 2019 involves placing a stent in the coronary arteries, delivered by a plastic catheter from your arm or groin, to push away the blockage and restore normal blood flow to the heart muscle. This is done in a catheterization room with the patient under sedation. Coronary bypass surgery is surgery, done under general anesthesia, where arterial and veins are used to literally "bypass" the obstructions in the coronary arteries. READ MORE

  • What are the side effects of having a pacemaker?

    This needs to be discussed with your cardiologist as every situation is different. In general, pacemakers in 2019 are extremely safe and millions have been placed worldwidesince the 1970s, with a very low complication rate. READ MORE

  • How can I manage chest pain arising due to coughing?

    See your physician. READ MORE

  • Can sinus tachycardia damage your heart?

    There is recent evidence that long periods of sinus tachycardia can over months to years weak the heart muscle. Several studies have looked at over all rest heart rate and the development of medical problems. There is an increased risk of medical problems over many years,decades in those with higher heart rates at rest, compared to those with lower pulse rates. READ MORE

  • Is it normal for a child to have chest pain?

    No, he should see his pediatrician READ MORE

  • When should I go to the doctor for chest pain?

    If you have been having chest pain, you should see your doctor as soon as possible. READ MORE

  • What side do you lay on if your blood pressure is high?

    There is no evidence that lying on one side or the other is better for hypertension. In pregnancy, obstetricians may provide recomendations on which side is better. READ MORE

  • How do you treat tachycardia?

    There are many types of tachycardia, so first the type of tachycardia must be determined. READ MORE

  • Do I need a heart transplant?

    Unlikely. READ MORE

  • Is open heart surgery safe for children?

    Yes. Open heart surgery is very safe in general for infants in medical centers that perform a high volume of pediatric heart surgery. READ MORE

  • Can you live a normal life after a heart attack?

    Yes READ MORE

  • What are my chances of a heart attack after a bypass?

    Unfortunately, having coronary bypass surgery at such an early age does put you at continued high risk for heart attacks in the future. Your treatment must include intensive cholesterol lowering with medication and advanced cholesterol blood tests to follow the results of these medications. A low fat, low cholesterol diet along with aerobic exercise and maintaining a low normal body weight are essential. Control of other medical issues such as high blood pressure and pre diabetes or diabetes is essential. Cigarette smoking is absolutely not allowed and for patients who do continue to smoke they can be guaranteed to have future additional heart attacks. Dr. Radwajer READ MORE

  • After a bypass, how long will I have to follow diet restrictions?

    The only way for me to answer this question is with knowledge of a patients weight, height, waist size, cholesterol levels, and details of their bypass surgery and cardiac function. I would recommend coming to my office at 57th Street and Lexington Ave, 212-717-0666 for a full evaluation to answer this and other important questions after heart surgery. Bradley A. Radwaner, M.D., FACC READ MORE

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine NYU Langone School of Medicine - 2017

Awards

  • Connolly Top Doctors in New York for over 12 years Year  
  • Top Doctors in Cardiology in New York Year New York Magazine 
  • Super Docs Year New York Times 
  • op Physicians in America in Cardiology Year Consumers’ Research Council of America 

Professional Memberships

  • National Lipid Association - Northeast Chapter  
  • Society of Computed Tomography (CT)  
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who  

Residency

  • Lenox Hill Hosp, Internal Medicine  
  • Lenox Hill Hospital

Fellowships

  • Columbia University and New York University medical centers Cardiology 

Fellowships

  • Columbia University and New York University

Bradley A. Radwaner, MD, FACC, FCCP's Practice location

The NY Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease

136 E. 57th Street 1001 -
New York, NY 10022
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Get to know Cardiologist Dr. Bradley A. Radwaner, who serves patients in New York, New York.

One of New York’s most highly credentialed and respected cardiologists, Dr. Radwaner is the Founder and Medical Director of The New York Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease. He opened the practice in 1994 with the goal of integrating state-of-the-art techniques with a concierge level of individualized precision medical care.

In his 30+ years of practice, Dr. Radwaner has developed comprehensive individualized programs to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and sudden death; these seamlessly woven into the internal medicine portion of his practice. Patients are given the full time and attention that is needed for diagnosis, treatment, and education. 

Alongside his cardiology practice, Dr. Radwaner is the Founder of Elite Veins NY. There, he uses cutting-edge therapeutic methods to treat patients with conditions such as venous insufficiency, spider veins, varicose veins, leg cramps, swelling, and pain, using radiofrequency vein ablation, sclerotherapy, and other minimally invasive treatments. In addition to advanced treatment techniques, he offers free vein consultations.

When he is not seeing his patients at The New York Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease and Elite Veins NY, he teaches medicine at New York University Grossman School of Medicine and is an attending cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital.

In the early days of his academic career, Dr. Radwaner obtained his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York in 1980. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital and his fellowship in cardiology at Columbia University and New York University medical centers. He then spent an additional third year of cardiology training in cardiac catheterization and coronary angioplasty at the New York University Medical Center.

Following his education, Dr. Radwaner served as Associate Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Maimonides Medical Center and as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. In Philadelphia, he was on staff at Temple University Hospital as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine.

From 1989 to 1991, he practiced at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center, performing consultative cardiology on referred cardiovascular problems from throughout the East Coast before returning to New York to establish The New York Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease.

Providing an integrative approach to overall health and wellness, Dr. Radwaner is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. 

In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP), he is a founding member of the National Lipid Association – Northeast Chapter, a founding physician of the Society of Computed Tomography (CT), and a lifetime member of Strathmore’s Who’s Who.

A personal advocate and leading authority in the field of preventive cardiology, Dr. Radwaner has conducted several research projects in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. He has also written cardiology research articles and has presented his work at national cardiology meetings.

Cardiology is a branch of medicine that deals with the disorders of the heart, as well as the circulatory system. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and electrophysiology. Cardiologists are doctors who diagnose, assess, and treat patients with diseases and defects of the heart and blood vessels (the cardiovascular system).

Among his numerous accolades, Dr. Radwaner has been named Connolly Top Doctors in New York for over 12 years; New York Magazine Top Doctors in Cardiology in New York; Super Docs in New York Times; and Top Physicians in America in Cardiology by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

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