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Interventional Cardiology Care

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

WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute is proud to offer advanced interventional cardiology procedures as a part of our comprehensive approach to cardiovascular medicine. This includes cardiovascular labs, diagnostic testing, non-invasive imaging, and minimally invasive therapies. Learn more about a select few procedures below.

For Referrals, Call 866.WMC.HEART or 866.962.4327.

Angioplasty and Stent Placement

Patients presenting with chest pain, shortness of breath or other cardiovascular symptoms may suffer from coronary artery disease or blockages of the major arteries that supply blood to the heart. Angioplasty and stenting involves opening up these blockages to improve quality of life and blood flow to the heart. This therapy is the primary treatment for patients experiencing a heart attack.

Our physicians at WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute are experienced with all aspects of modern-day angioplasty and stenting, including ultrasound guidance and the latest generation of drug-eluting stents, including bioabsorbable stents. We also have expertise in “high-risk stenting,” using advanced hemodynamic support devices to allow stent placement in patients who would otherwise be deemed too risky for either stent placement or coronary artery bypass surgery.

Alcohol Septal Ablation

Alcohol septal ablation is an advanced procedure used to treat patients with a rare cardiac disease known as hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Srihari S. Naidu, MD, Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program, is recognized at the regional and national levels for his experience and expertise in this procedure. Dr. Naidu has published numerous articles on the procedure, both as part of national official guidelines and as recommendations for procedural modifications.

Dr. Naidu performs more alcohol septal ablations annually than any other provider in the United States as part of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Treatment Center. He is regularly asked to teach the procedure regionally and nationally. He also runs the national training course for this procedure, which takes place each April in Detroit, Michigan.

Atrial Septal Defect / Patent Foramen Ovale

Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) and Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) are congenital disorders that can cause significant shortness of breath, arrhythmias, heart failure, low oxygen content in blood, and stroke, especially in young individuals. Dr. Naidu is skilled in advanced techniques involving ASD and PFO closure, having performed over 200 procedures. He speaks regularly on these topics at the national level, and is one of the most experienced interventional cardiologists performing these procedures in the Hudson Valley.

Aortic and Mitral Valvuloplasty and Mitraclip

Aortic and mitral valvuloplasty is performed on patients who have stenosis (narrowing) of these two main valves in the heart. Patients typically present with signs and symptoms of heart failure (shortness of breath), but may also present with chest pain, lightheadedness or passing out. By ballooning open the valves, patients may achieve improved health and quality of life without the need for open-heart surgery and valve replacement. Learn more about our Valvular Heart Disease Program.

Peripheral Vascular Intervention

Similar to procedures on the heart, peripheral interventions involve angioplasty, stent placement and other procedures to the remaining arteries throughout the body. These include procedures for the kidneys, legs, arms and other major vessels as clinically indicated, with the goal of reducing leg pain, chest pain and arm pain, as well as improving poorly controlled hypertension and kidney dysfunction.

WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure

The WATCHMAN LAA closure procedure may prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation who cannot tolerate (or are poor candidates for) blood thinners. This permanent implant device is inserted during a one-time minimally invasive procedure that lasts about an hour. According to one European study, the WATCHMAN procedure has a 98.5% implantation success rate. Risk of complication is less than three percent.

Hemodynamic Assessments

We provide comprehensive hemodynamic assessments in the cardiac catheterization laboratory for patients with severe congestive heart failure and other forms of complex cardiovascular disease. Our team has additional expertise in caring for patients with diastolic dysfunction, valvular disease, intracardiac shunts, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and pulmonary hypertension, as well as in utilizing hemodynamic measurements to properly target and treat disease.

See an Interventional Cardiologist at WMCHealth Physicians

To refer a patient or obtain a referral to an interventional cardiologist at WMCHealth Physicians, please call 866.WMC.HEART or 866.962.4327. Providers see patients at locations in Garden City, Mamaroneck, Valhalla, Suffern, Kingston, Hawthorne, Poughkeepsie, New Paltz and New Windsor, NY.