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Cardiac Services

Cardiac Services

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Good Samaritan Hospital has established an affiliation with WMC Health’s Heart & Vascular Center. The relationship brings together two award-winning cardiac and vascular centers to elevate the level of care available to the communities of Rockland and Orange counties. This collaboration allows Good Samaritan Hospital to maintain the only complete cardiovascular program in the Lower Hudson Valley.

Our mission is to provide clinical support and direct patient care at Good Samaritan and allows the programs to share information, resources, and expertise to improve care. Additionally, the relationship will introduce to our patients state-of-the-art cardiac and vascular services previously unavailable at our facility, including:

  • Hybrid surgery – Open or minimally invasive surgical procedures and catheterization can be performed simultaneously
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) – A technique which gives elderly patients and others too ill for traditional open-heart surgery an alternative. This ground-breaking minimally invasive heart valve replacement procedure is done via transapical or transfemoral delivery. Pre- and post- TAVR procedures are performed at Good Sam and the TAVR procedure is performed at WMCHealth.
  • Stereotaxis – An innovative system which uses magnetic fields generated outside the body to guide catheters and leads through the delicate tissues and intricate paths of the cardiovascular system, allowing surgeons to navigate and treat the heart without the risk of serious complications
  • Biplane Angiographic Unit – A fluoroscopic X-ray machine which images the body’s circulatory dynamics from multiple angles, providing a 3-D view of the heart chambers and coronary arteries, thereby reducing exposure to radiation and contrast dyes.

This partnership marks an exciting reaffirmation of our commitment to the highest quality cardiovascular services and to the constant advancement of all of our programs. The collaboration with WMCHealth is a tremendous opportunity for The Active International Cardiovascular Institute to propel its upward trajectory and continue to deliver excellent medical care to the people of this region.

Good News for the Community:

The following cardiovascular diagnostic studies are provided by the Cardiologists:

  • M-mode, contrast and two-dimensional echocardiography with color flow imaging
  • Contrast echocardiography
  • Stress echocardiography including treadmill anddobutamine stress echo
  • Multi-plane transesophageal and intraoperativeechocardiography with Doppler and color flow imaging
  • Standard treadmill or pharmacologic stress testing
  • MUGA scans to evaluate left ventricular function
  • Holter and event monitoring
  • Device interrogation and follow-up

Our therapeutic treatments include:

  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization andangiography
  • Transradial cardiac catheterization and coronary intervention
  • Coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and coronarystenting
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Rotational atherectomy (Rotoblator)
  • Treatment of peripheral arterial disease including stent placement
  • Laser therapy for peripheral venous disease
  • State-of-the-art treatment of advanced heart failure
  • Percutaneous left ventricular assist devices
  • Fractional flow reserve measurement with pressure wire
  • Intravascular coronary imaging withintravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Pericardiocentesis and percutaneous pericardial window
  • Cardioversion

National Recognition:

Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has achieved Healthgrades’ top rating for its performance in Coronary Intervention Excellence.

Good Samaritan Hospital is the only hospital in lower New York State and northern New Jersey to receive five stars in 2018. Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. A five-star rating indicates Good Samaritan Hospital’s clinical outcomes are significantly better than national averages when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

*Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records from nearly 4,500 short-term acute-care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance and overall clinical quality. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.