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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Westchester Medical Center Recognized as Center of Excellence for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program

Posted By: Advancing Care

The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) program at the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute in Valhalla, received a prestigious Center of Excellence recognition from the national Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association.

HCM involves a progressive thickening of the heart wall that disrupts blood flow and cardiac function, causing fainting or even death during intense activity.

The program is unique in that it has the capabilities to perform all services associated with HCM – from alcohol septal ablation to myectomy surgery, echocardiography to cardiac MRI, electrophysiology testing to pediatric cardiology, and genetic testing to heart transplantation – all conducted by physicians who are experts in HCM care.

The Center of Excellence recognition is awarded to only 29 institutions in the country.