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Infiltrative Cardiomyopathies

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Infiltrative Cardiomyopathies

Precision Care in an Emerging Area of Specialty

The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute is uniquely equipped to offer specialized, comprehensive approaches to diagnose and treat amyloidosis and sarcoidosis – diseases of the heart muscle now recognized more frequently due to technological and research advances. Earlier discovery and treatment lead to improved outcomes.

  • Amyloidosis is characterized by an abnormal buildup of extraneous protein in heart tissue. It can spring from the bone marrow or liver, and affect multiple organs.
  • Sarcoidosis is a condition in which inflammatory cells collect and cause damage to multiple tissues including the heart, lung and liver.

The expansion of these services within the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute springs from in-depth analysis of heart-muscle disease, a methodical patient- and research-centered approach that yields findings not always diagnosed elsewhere. This furthers treatments, ultimately maximizing heart function by preventing the progression of disease and undoing damage.

Advanced Tech for Treating Amyloidosis and Sarcoidosis

The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute has the components needed to address multisystem manifestation and the newest technologies to best achieve success. This includes precise, advanced technologies such as cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, cardiac nuclear imaging such as positron emission tomography (PET) and pyrophosphate (PYP) scans, and echocardiography. They are optimized through multidisciplinary collaboration – a foundational tenet of the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute, known for its experienced and accomplished team.

With amyloidosis and sarcoidosis being more common than previously suspected by clinicians, diagnosis is the important first step. After an accurate diagnosis has been made, cardiologists can tailor life-saving new treatments as part of a comprehensive strategy to recover heart function.

Appointments, Referrals and Information

Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
866.WMC.HEART or 866.962.4327