Cardiology - Interventional
Hentry Meltser, MD, is a cardiologist and vascular specialist with Catholic Health and Cardiology Group of Western New York.
Board certified in endovascular medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology, he received his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Syracuse, NY.
Dr. Meltser completed a residency and fellowship at the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda, MD, as well as cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and an endovascular fellowship at The Care Group, Indianapolis, IN.
A member of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians and American Medical Association, Dr. Meltser participates in several clinical research projects and is widely published in his field.
Heart surgery used to be the only treatment option for people diagnosed with chronic total occlusions (CTOs) or severe blockages (99% or higher) of coronary arteries.
However, thanks to a highly advanced heart procedure available at Mercy Hospital, it is possible to treat this condition through the minimally invasive technique of angioplasty.
The procedure is referred to as Chronic Total Occlusion PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention), and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo is one of a handful of hospitals in the country currently offering this procedure.
Dr. Henry Meltser, an interventional cardiologist at Mercy Hospital, has been a catalyst in bringing this new procedure to patients in Western New York.
He completed over a year of specialized training to perform this type of angioplasty. Watch the video below to learn more.