Great Medical Programs — White Plains Hospital: Expanded Cardiac Electrophysiology Program
When minutes count, it’s good to know there is advanced life-saving care, close to home. White Plains Hospital is proud of its reputation as a recognized leader in high-quality cardiac services. The Hospital provides access to expert cardiologists, the latest interventional diagnostic tools, and rapid emergency treatment for heart attacks.
In 2018, White Plains Hospital was recognized by the American Heart Association with the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. When a vessel to the heart is blocked, it is critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by opening the blocked vessel with a stent or by providing clot-busting medication.
The Hospital has two of only a few full-service cardiac catheterization laboratories in Westchester County authorized to perform emergency and elective angioplasty. This means that patients diagnosed with coronary artery blockages can be treated with interventional and emergency angioplasty, device implants and other procedures, without leaving the area.
White Plains Hospital cardiac specialists have extensive expertise in the placement of pacemakers and defibrillators for patients with cardiac arrhythmias. Recently, the Hospital expanded its cardiology program to treat irregular heart rhythms through the use of advanced electrophysiology procedures traditionally found only at academic medical centers, including:
• Catheter ablation for abnormal heart rhythms. Physicians use catheters inserted through blood vessels directly into the heart to apply heat or cold to cure the abnormal rhythm.
• His bundle pacing (HBP), an advanced pacemaker therapy that mimics the heart’s natural electrical system to prevent possible pacemaker-induced chronic disease of the heart muscle.
• Medtronic Micra™ leadless pacemaker is the world’s smallest pacemaker and is implanted through a vein in the leg directly into the heart. For patients who need a single chamber pacemaker (also known as a ventricular pacemaker), the Micra offers a reduced risk of complications associated with a conventional pacemaker.
White Plains Hospital offers the most advanced and personalized cardiac care, right in the heart of Westchester.
A 2018 recipient of the Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, White Plains Hospital is among the top 15% of hospitals nationwide recognized for achieving outstanding performance in the delivery of positive experiences for patients during their hospital stay, according to Healthgrades®, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
To learn more about our Cardiology Program or to find a cardiologist, visit www.wphospital.org/cardiac or call 914-849-MyMD
White Plains Hospital is a member of the Montefiore Health System.