Licensed to practice in New York, Illinois, and Tennessee
Cardiologist Andrew Rudin MD is a New York City based doctor on staff at Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt) in New York. From a young age, Dr. Rudin had been learning about being a doctor. He gained some second-hand knowledge from his father Barry Rudin MD, a practicing New York City cardiologist. The insight Andrew received from his father gave him the desire to continue pursuing a career in medicine, attending the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana as the first step on his path. Dr. Rudin studied psychology, graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, spending an extra year at the school to hone his mastery of large data sets by studying strictly Statistics.
Andrew Rudin MD went on to attend medical school at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. At graduation, Dr. Rudin was ranked first in his class, and was presented with the Harold Elster Memorial Award for highest academic achievement of the entire graduating class of 1996. Moving closer to his goal of cardiology, Dr. Rudin was picked by the Chairman of Medicine to be the Chief Resident at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Soon after completing his residency, Andrew Rudin MD moved to Chicago, IL in order to complete his Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowships at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in 2004 and 2006 respectively. Working primarily on the conditions associated with cardiac arrhythmia, mainly Atrial fibrillation, Dr. Rudin and a cardiovascular surgeon developed a novel approach to deal with the condition’s symptoms. The “Cooperative Atrial fibrillation Ablation” seeks to limit or eliminate the upper chamber’s abnormal rhythm. This abnormal rhythm, or “fibrillation” can cause the heart to beat at rates up to 400-600 times per minute, resulting in a possible 50% decrease in cardiac output, otherwise known as the amount of blood the heart can pump. Symptoms of these fibrillations can include chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, and dizziness, while also putting patients at risk for clot formation, stroke, and limb loss if blood begins to pool in the upper chambers. The mainly outpatient procedure is catheter-based, and has shown high rates of success of limiting or totally eliminating the frequency of abnormal rhythms.
Andrew Rudin MD is cardiologist licensed to practice in New York, Illinois, and Tennessee. Determined to ensure positive heart health for as many patients as he can reach, Dr. Andrew Rudin MD would like this blog to serve as a resource to those looking to find out more about the heart and how it functions within the body.