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At NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, our heart care team provides a comprehensive range of services to diagnose, treat, and prevent heart ailments such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart valve problems, arrhythmias, and structural heart problems. From diagnostic testing to minimally invasive cardiac procedures, our physicians and clinical staff provide patients with accurate and timely results and inpatient and outpatient care using the latest technologies. NewYork-Presbyterian has the No. 1 rated heart program in New York State and the No. 3 rated heart program in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.

A Team of Specialists

The heart care team at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence includes cardiologists and interventional cardiologists who are part of the esteemed ColumbiaDoctors faculty practice and NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester, as well as cardiac care nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, diagnostic technicians, and others equipped with the skills and compassion to provide you with personalized care. If you need more advanced cardiac care, you will have facilitated access to physicians at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, ensuring seamless continuity of care.

Advanced Diagnostic Tools

We offer a full suite of cardiac testing services, including the most advanced cardiac imaging available, to evaluate your heart’s anatomy and function in ways few other centers can accomplish. In addition to echocardiography, Doppler imaging, and other standard heart tests, we offer cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We have also developed a cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) program — which will be the first in Westchester County to perform myocardial perfusion imaging — enabling us to see blood flow to your heart in a way that no other test can show.

Rapid Cardiac Catheterization

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is one of the few centers in the county offering emergency cardiac angioplasty and stenting — a lifesaving therapy for people suffering from a heart attack — averaging just 60 minutes from the time you arrive to the time we unblock your clogged artery (far faster than the 90-minute national benchmark). We also implant pacemakers, defibrillators, biventricular pacemakers, and have implantable cardiac rhythm monitors. Our interventional cardiologists perform about 120 procedures every month, making us one of the most experienced catheterization labs in Westchester County.

Evaluation and Follow-Up for Valvular Disease

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center’s interventional cardiologists were the principle investigators of the national clinical trials establishing the effectiveness of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive approach to treating severe aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve opening) in patients experiencing symptoms. TAVR is an option for older adults and other patients who can't have traditional aortic valve surgery. It allows doctors to implant a device through a catheter (long, flexible tube) threaded through a blood vessel in your leg and guided to your heart. If you are a candidate for TAVR or another heart valve procedure, you can have all of your pre-surgical testing and follow-up care at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence, with the TAVR procedure itself performed at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia.

Improving Heart Failure Survival

NewYork-Presbyterian is developing a program to reduce the number of return emergency room visits and hospital readmissions among people with heart failure released from the hospital. All of our hospitals, including NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence, have created standardized approaches to caring for people with acute decompensated heart failure—the onset of symptoms such as shortness of breath or swelling of the feet severe enough to require a trip to the doctor or emergency department or admission to the hospital. Members of our heart failure team will regularly contact patients with heart failure who are discharged from the hospital to help them adhere to their prescribed self-care regimen, such as taking their medications, following a healthy diet, being physically active, and monitoring their weight regularly. The ultimate goal is to help people with heart failure improve their health and live longer.

Helping You Recover from Heart Disease

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence offers one of the only multidisciplinary Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Programs in southern Westchester County for people recovering from a heart attack, bypass surgery, angioplasty/stent insertion, heart transplantation, or heart valve repair or replacement. Our medical supervised cardiac rehabilitation services are available in a state-of-the-art facility at 688 White Plains Road, Suite 211, Scarsdale, New York (in the Vernon Hills Shopping Center). Most patients attend the program two to three times a week for 10 to 18 weeks and may schedule maintenance visits after that.

Contact

To learn more, call 914-787-6000.

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