Dr. David Adams, MD

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Dr. David Adams, MD
Dr. David Adams, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in cardiac surgery, adult cardiac surgery, and more.

Risks associated with the TAVR procedure include death, stroke and major bleeding

Important Risk Information for Patients

Indications:

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve, model 9600TFX, and accessories are indicated for relief of aortic stenosis in patients with symptomatic heart disease due to severe native calcific aortic stenosis who are judged by a Heart Team, including a cardiac surgeon, to be at intermediate or greater risk for open surgical therapy (i.e., predicted risk of surgical mortality ≥ 3% at 30 days, based on the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) risk score and other clinical co-morbidities unmeasured by the STS risk calculator).

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve, model 9600TFX, and accessories are indicated for patients with symptomatic heart disease due to failure (stenosed, insufficient, or combined) of a surgical bioprosthetic aortic or mitral valve who are judged by a heart team, including a cardiac surgeon, to be at high or greater risk for open surgical therapy (i.e., predicted risk of surgical mortality ≥ 8% at 30 days, based on the STS risk score and other clinical co-morbidities unmeasured by the STS risk calculator).

Contraindications (Who should not use):

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve and delivery system should not be used in patients who:

  • Cannot tolerate medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming.
  • Have an active infection in the heart or elsewhere.

Warnings:

  • There may be an increased risk of stroke in transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures, compared to other standard treatments for aortic stenosis in the high or greater risk population.
  • If an incorrect valve size for your anatomy is used, it may lead to heart injury, valve leakage, movement, or dislodgement.
  • Patients should talk to their doctor if they have significant heart disease, a mitral valve device or are allergic to chromium, nickel, molybdenum, manganese, copper, silicon, and/or polymeric materials.
  • The SAPIEN 3 valve may not last as long in patients whose bodies do not process calcium normally.
  • During the procedure, your doctors should monitor the dye used in the body; if used in excess it could lead to kidney damage. X-ray guidance used during the procedure may cause injury to the skin, which may be painful, damaging, and long-lasting.
  • Transcatheter aortic heart valve patients should take medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming, except when likely to have an adverse reaction, as determined by their physician. The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve has not been tested for use without medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming.

Precautions:

The long-term durability of the Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve is not known at this time. Regular medical follow-up is recommended to evaluate how well a patient’s heart valve is performing. Safety, performance, and durability of the SAPIEN 3 valve has not been established for placement inside a previously implanted transcatheter valve.

The safety and effectiveness of the transcatheter heart valve is also not known for patients who have:

  • An aortic heart valve that is not calcified, contains only one or two leaflets, has leaflets with large pieces of calcium that may block the vessels that supply blood to the heart or in which the main problem is that the valve leaks.
  • Previous prosthetic ring in any position.
  • Previous atrial septal occlude.
  • A heart that does not pump well, has thickening of the heart muscle, with or without blockage, unusual ultrasound images of the heart that could represent irregularities such as a blood clot, a diseased mitral valve that is calcified or leaking, or Gorlin syndrome, a condition that affects many areas of the body and increases the risk of developing various cancers and tumors.
  • Low white, red or platelet blood cell counts, or history of bleeding because the blood does not clot properly.
  • Diseased, abnormal or irregularly shaped vessels leading to the heart. Vessels which are heavily diseased or too small for associated delivery devices, or a large amount of calcification at the point of entry.
  • Allergies to blood-thinning medications or dye injected during the procedure.
  • For a valve in valve procedure, there is a risk of leakage if the previously implanted tissue valve is not securely in place or if it is damaged. There is also the possibility that a partially detached valve leaflet from the previously implanted valve could block a blood vessel.
  • Additional pre-procedure imaging will be completed to evaluate proper sizing.

Potential risks associated with the procedure include:

  • Death, stroke, paralysis (loss of muscle function), permanent disability, or severe bleeding.
  • Risks to the heart, including heart attack or heart failure, a heart that does not pump well, irregular heartbeat that may result in a need for a permanent pacemaker, chest pain, heart murmur, false aneurysm, recurring aortic stenosis(narrowing), too much fluid around the heart, injury to the structure of the heart.
  • Risks to your lungs or breathing, including difficulty breathing, fainting, buildup of fluid in or around the lungs, weakness or inability to exercise.
  • Risks involving bleeding or your blood supply, including formation of a blood clot, high or low blood pressure, limited blood supply, a decrease in red blood cells, or abnormal lab values, bleeding in the abdominal cavity, collection of blood under the skin.
  • Additional risks, including life-threatening infection, dislodgement of calcified material, air embolism (air bubbles in the blood vessels), poor kidney function or failure, nerve injury, fever, allergic reaction to anesthesia or dye, reoperation, pain, infection or bleeding at incision sites, or swelling.

Additional potential risks specifically associated with the use of the heart valve include:

  • Valve movement after deployment, blockage or disruption of blood flow through the heart, need for additional heart surgery and possible removal of the SAPIEN 3 valve, a blood clot that requires treatment, damage to the valve (e.g., wear, breakage, recurring aortic stenosis), nonstructural valve dysfunction (e.g., leakage, inappropriate sizing or positioning, blockage, excess tissue in growth, blood cell damage, etc.) or mechanical failure of the delivery system and/or accessories.

CAUTION: Federal (United States) law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician.

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1190 5th Ave

New York, NY 10029

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(212) 241-9746

Dr. David Adams, MD

Dr. David Adams, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Mitral Valve Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Congenital Heart Defects
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Adams "David H. Adams is the Marie-Jos?e and Henry R. Kravis Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is a recognized leader in the field of heart valve surgery and mitral valve reconstruction. As Program Director of the Mount Sinai Mitral Valve Repair Center, he has set national benchmarks with greater than 99% degenerative mitral valve repair rates, while running one of the largest valve repair programs in the United States."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

11  Conditions Treated

  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Mitral Stenosis
  • Empyema
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Vascular Disease

13  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Brigham and Womens Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Brigham and Womens Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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thanks to doctor adams to all the doctors that god used to save the life of milton a young man with faith Thank you . May God continue to use them to save lives God bless you Angels on earth
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keny, NY – Jul 22, 2018
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All wonderful things to say about Dr.Adams and his team! An absolute 5 out of five rating! I have been to many Doctors and from the administration staff to his surgical team I am so grateful to have flown from Naples,Florida to have him as my surgeon. He and his entire team were professional and...Read More
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Jeannie S in Naples, FL – Jun 02, 2018
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Dr. Adams is likely the best heart surgeon in the NYC area. He explains every patient question and explains all details of an upcoming surgery. As one of his patients I can't say enough good things about Dr. Adams and his staff. His talent is illustrated by outstanding patient outcomes.
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May 08, 2018
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He is sweet and knowledgeable although I think his staff involves to many: meaning too many cooks in the kitchen and he isn't able to oversee them all. Most are good but a few are sarcastic and in hurry to move you out. In my case I assume: one thought the other was carrying for me appropriately...Read More
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Toms River, NJ – Jul 18, 2017
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My grandmother was recently admitted to the hospital under the care of Dr. Adams and Dr. Boateng. My grandmother had a stroke and needed a heart surgery. The team worked very hard to make the surgery happen and our family couldn’t be more thankful. Words cannot describe how grateful and thankful...Read More
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