Demetrios Georgiou, MD
My desire to help people motivated me to pursue a career in medicine. I wanted to alleviate people’s pain, and the specialty of cardiology has allowed me to reach that goal.
At NYU Langone Astoria Cardiovascular Services, I treat people who have various heart conditions, such as heart failure, and evaluate and diagnose people who have cardiac symptoms, such as chest pain. When people complain of chest pain, I run stress tests to determine if the pain is coming from their heart. We’re able to perform all noninvasive procedures and tests in our office, including echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, nuclear stress testing, and vascular studies. Once I diagnose the problem, I can provide people with treatments that range from medications to cardiac rehabilitation.
My primary goal is to provide people with expert care. I want patients to be informed, and I make sure they fully understand their conditions and treatments. I, in turn, want to understand their concerns and symptoms, so I take the time to listen to them and answer any questions they may have.
In addition to treating patients, I am active in research on heart failure. One of my studies examined the effects of exercise on people who had heart failure. We found that after 10 years, the participants who exercised improved their quality of life, heart function, and length of life. My research allows me to stay up-to-date with the most advanced treatments and resources for my patients.
I am a professor at NYU School of Medicine and I am a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and the American Heart Association.