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Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program

Request An Appointment or Refer a Patient | Call 866.WMC.HEART or 866.962.4327

A Transformative New Initiative

The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute’s new Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program is a vital, innovative investment in the well-being of the population of the Hudson Valley.

Westchester Medical Center, flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has been recognized for decades as the place to go for the most ill and injured patients with heart disease in the region. The building and recent opening of the Ambulatory Care Pavilion – a 260,000-square foot building on the Valhalla campus – represents a significant investment by Westchester Medical Center on the other extreme of medicine: health promotion and prevention. Thus, the Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program expands the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute’s current focus on treating the most acutely and severely ill patients to now include a premier program for the primary prevention of heart disease, the No. 1 cause of death in the United States.

Call 866.WMC.HEART or 866.962.4327 to Schedule an Appointment or Refer a Patient

A Proactive Approach to Heart Disease

The Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program advocates proactive heart-healthy practices, and provides treatment to minimize and eliminate risks of conditions. These care regimens include seamless access for patients to the expansive specialized expertise and resources of Westchester Medical Center and WMCHealth.

The program is led by Director Joshua Melcer, MD, FACC, also the Director of the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute Outpatient Cardiology Practice. Since 2006, Dr. Melcer has passionately promoted cardiovascular health with patients through diet, lifestyle, blood-pressure monitoring and cholesterol management. Such personalized care maintains and sustains quality of life. In addition, through Westchester Medical Center’s fellowship program, he helps train the next generation of physicians in preventive cardiology. He is committed to ensuring that Westchester Medical Center, through the Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program, is at the forefront of this new vision for cardiology care.

Your Next Chapter Starts Here

When needed, patients undergo a screening assessment, physical exam and calcium-scoring test, a safe, accurate and quick way to measure calcified plaque in each coronary artery and predict the risk of a cardiovascular event. A plan to optimize health, tailored for each patient, is then prepared.

The new Ambulatory Care Pavilion, the home of the Program, is a state-of-art facility that showcases the latest healthcare technologies and offers a patient-centered environment especially conducive to healing – all focused on achieving the most positive outcomes. Our goal is to become the premier destination for the population of the Hudson Valley concerned with preventing the development of cardiovascular disease.

Appointments, Referrals and Information

To schedule an appointment or make a referral, please call 914.909.6900
 or email HealthyHeart@WMCHealth.org.

Ambulatory Care Pavilion
Westchester Medical Center

100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
914.493.2828 fax

Program Coordinator
Ana Sanchez-Diaz
914.493.3671
Ana.Sanchez-Diaz@WMCHealth.org