A young woman has three heart attacks in one week; a man is misdiagnosed and now needs a bypass; a
54-year-old man with heart failure refuses treatment.
We spend a trillion dollars a year on high-tech tests, and yet almost 20% of patients are
misdiagnosed. Making Rounds reintroduces the oldest diagnostic method – listening to the patient – by
following leading cardiologists Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Herschel
Sklaroff, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cardiology at Mount Sinai Heart over a one-month period
as they care for critically-ill heart patients in the Cardiac Care Unit at The Mount Sinai Hospital. We
accompany Fuster and Sklaroff as they teach future doctors the traditional art and science of a thorough
bedside physical exam.