WMCHealth’s Heart and Vascular Institute Opens First Long Island Office to Serve Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients


04.12.2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:    Anna Dolianitis
    Westchester Medical Center Health Network
    (914) 493-3147
    anna.dolianitis@wmchealth.org

 


Julio A. Panza, MD, Chief of Cardiology at Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s Heart and Vascular Institute and Srihari S. Naidu, MD, Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy program, (holding scissors) were joined by colleagues and community members to celebrate the official opening of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy office in Garden City, the Heart and Vascular Institute’s first Long Island location.

 

VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 12, 2017) – The Heart and Vascular Institute, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently celebrated the opening of its first Long Island practice, which brings comprehensive cardiac care to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients living in the area.

WMCHealth’s unique program led by Srihari S. Naidu, MD, Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) program, launched in 2016 to offer advanced care to patients with the rare, life-threatening cardiac condition. HCM is a frequent cause of sudden cardiac arrest in athletes, and of heart failure in patients of all ages, affecting one in every 500 people. The program offers a one-stop shop for HCM patients, offering world-class expertise in pediatrics, genetics, advanced imaging, and all ancillary services, as well as both alcohol septal ablation and open-heart surgery for those with severe symptoms.

The Heart and Vascular Institute’s Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy program will see patients at the Garden City office, located at 877 Stewart Avenue, Suite 12, on Thursdays, and will also see patients at the Westchester office, located at 19 Bradhurst Avenue, Suite 3850S, in Hawthorne. For more information or to make an appointment, call 516.307.9388. Patients may also reach the HCM program through the 24/7 access hotline at 914.598.7651 or by email at HCMProgram@wmchealth.org.

The Heart and Vascular Institute offers a wide range of comprehensive cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery services for patients of all ages. The Institute’s integrated cardiac care offered through the Westchester Medical Center Health Network is focused on providing world-class care close to home. Learn more about the Heart and Vascular Institute at www.westchestermedicalcenter.com/heart.

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit www.WMCHealth.org.

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