Staffed by Columbia University Medical Center physicians, the facility offers a variety of minimally invasive, potentially lifesaving procedures for heart patients

Apr 23, 2015
NEW YORK - 

NewYork-Presbyterian is opening a new cardiac catheterization laboratory at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville. Offering a wide array of advanced cardiac procedures, the cutting-edge facility is the latest addition to NewYork-Presbyterian’s world-class heart program, ranked No. 3 in the country and No. 1 in New York State, according to U.S. News and World Report. Procedures in the lab are expected to begin the first week of May.

cardiac catherization lab at New York Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

The cardiac catheterization lab at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

“The main purpose of our new cardiac catheterization lab is to perform safe, effective procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases,” said Dr. Mark Apfelbaum, director of the NewYork-Presbyterian Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and associate professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. “Patients will benefit from high-quality, nationally renowned cardiologists performing these procedures, which are essential for patients who require tertiary care.”

Staffed by interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists of ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Medical Center, the lab will offer a variety of minimally invasive procedures such as coronary stenting, heart biopsy, and pacemaker implantation and will be one of the few centers in Westchester licensed to perform emergency cardiac angioplasty for patients having a heart attack.

The lab will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is conveniently located near the hospital’s emergency room, which can save precious minutes in transit for patients experiencing a heart attack. In addition to the emergency and diagnostic procedures offered, patients can also undergo routine testing via angiograms and cardiac imaging. In an angiogram, doctors take a series of X-rays of the heart to search for narrowing and blockages. Similarly, cardiac imaging allows doctors to screen for narrowing arteries via a specially designed catheter with ultrasound tips. Patients who may require more advanced cardiac care will have easy access to surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

“This facility is an outstanding addition at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital,” said Ed Dinan, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. “By teaming with NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia, we’re providing patients in Bronxville and Westchester access to the highest quality of cardiac care right in their backyard.”

NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Established in 1909, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, located in Bronxville, New York, serves residents of southern Westchester County and the Bronx. The 291-bed acute care facility provides emergency care to approximately 42,000 individuals and delivers nearly 2,000 babies each year. Additional support and care is provided to the community through Lawrence Medical Associates, a multispecialty physician practice with extended hours and offices in convenient locations, and Lawrence Community Health Services, which offers home care, hospice, and bereavement services to adults and children. For more information, visit www.nyp.org/lawrence.

Columbia University Medical Center

Columbia University Medical Center provides international leadership in basic, preclinical, and clinical research; medical and health sciences education; and patient care. The medical center trains future leaders and includes the dedicated work of many physicians, scientists, public health professionals, dentists, and nurses at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, the College of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the biomedical departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and allied research centers and institutions. Columbia University Medical Center is home to the largest medical research enterprise in New York City and State and one of the largest faculty medical practices in the Northeast. For more information, visit cumc.columbia.edu or columbiadoctors.org.

ColumbiaDoctors

ColumbiaDoctors is among the largest faculty medical practices in the Northeast, with more than 1,500 Columbia University Medical Center faculty physicians, surgeons, dentists, and nurses. We are dedicated to providing the most advanced, compassionate, and thorough care. Many of ColumbiaDoctors’ providers rank among the most highly regarded healthcare professionals in their fields. All are affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, No. 1 in New York City. We offer services in more than 230 specialties and subspecialties. Our offices are conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, Washington Heights, the Hudson Valley, and Westchester and Rockland counties in New York, as well as other tri-state area locations. For more information, please visit www.columbiadoctors.org.

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