Westchester Medical Center’s Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program: World-class Expertise and Comprehensive Care
Affecting only about one in 500 people, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is nonetheless the most common cardiovascular disease with a genetic cause. Because many cardiologists see only a handful of cases throughout their careers, however, patients with this life-threatening condition can optimize their outcomes by receiving specialized treatment at a high-volume center that offers interdisciplinary expertise. Meeting the unique needs of those patients, both regionally and nationally, is why Westchester Medical Center, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), initiated its Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program.
Regional Partnerships Expand the Reach, Expertise of Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s Heart & Vascular Institute
The Heart & Vascular Institute, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has been a local leader in cardiovascular care since its inception. With the recent development and expansion of WMCHealth, the Institute has extended its regional footprint, enhancing accessibility to evidence-based, innovative cardiovascular care.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital Takes the Next Step Toward Becoming a Premier Cardiology Center for the Region
The addition of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Unit at NYP/Lawrence Hospital broadens access to emergent and elective cardiology services for patients in the lower Hudson Valley.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a groundbreaking solution for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who cannot endure traditional open aortic valve replacement procedures. Since 2012, Westchester Medical Center has offered patients of the Lower Hudson Valley this potentially transformative treatment option.
Montefiore Medical Center Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery: A Heart Transplant Team for All Ages
Each year, multiple cases bring the pediatric and adult branches of the cardiac medicine program together in practiced harmony.
Even before the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the board of governors at Lawrence Hospital Center had established a plan for restructuring the face of health care in the hospital’s surrounding area.
Technological advancements have opened the doors to treatment for symptomatic aortic stenosis patients who previously had no viable therapeutic option.
The Rockland County Community Health Assessment of 2010-2013 reveals the county boasts a lower hospitalization rate for cardiovascular disease, yet has a higher mortality rate from coronary heart disease, than other New York counties.