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Cardiac Programs

Cardiac Programs and Services

Bon Secours Charity Health System includes one of the most awarded and comprehensive cardiovascular programs in the lower Hudson Valley. The Active International Cardiovascular Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital offers the most complete cardiovascular care provided by a highly experienced cardiac team. In fact, the Institute is home to the only complete cardiovascular program from the New Jersey border to Albany.

Our patient focused care is enhanced by easy and fast communication with all members of the team, including surgeons, cardiologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and technicians. This facilitates timely decision making in those important “matters of the heart”.

Our cardiologists are experts in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. We provide comprehensive care and consultative services including general cardiology, the latest advances in medical treatment and diagnostic imaging, and state-of-the-art intervention for heart disease and the prevention of heart disease. This encompasses the spectrum of treatment from preventative cardiology to treatment of patients with advanced cardiovascular diseases.

National Recognition:

  

Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), was awarded Healthgrades' top rating for 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 and 2019 from Healthgrades, 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.

 The program has also been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Coronary Intervention in 2019.  Patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award have, on average 44.6% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.   

*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.

Our team of Cardiologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeons and Electrophysiologists have been awarded 35 individual Patients’ Choice Physican Awards from Vitals.com.  Only doctors who have received top scores by their patients and pass other quality measures are awarded the Patients’ Choice Award. Additionally, the physicians were honored with nearly 30 Compassionate Doctor Awards and 15 On-Time Doctor Awards from Vitals.com recognizing their high overall, bedside manner and promptness scores.

Program Details:

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 intraoperative echocardiography 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:

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) – pre- and post- TAVR evaluations performed at Good Samaritan Hospital; TAVR procedure performed at WMCHealth
  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization and angiography
  • Transradial cardiac catheterization and coronary intervention
  • Coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and coronary stenting
  • 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 within travascular ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Pericardiocentesis and percutaneous pericardial window
  • Cardioversion

Agarwal, Arvind
Internal Medicine
Interventional Cardiology
Aggarwal-Gupta, Chhaya
Advanced Heart Failure
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Badami, Chirag D.
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cantor, Richard S.
Cardiovascular Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Chirumamilla, Amala
Cardiovascular Disease
Echocardiography
Internal Medicine
Nuclear Cardiology
Frenkel, Daniel
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Gass, Alan L.
Gass, Alan L.
Medical Director, Heart Transplantand Mechanical Circulatory Support
Advanced Heart Failure
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Grewal, Perminder
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
Hirsch, Cary L.
Hirsch, Cary L.
Medical Director, Cardiovascular InstituteMedical Director, Clinical Innovation & QualityCo-Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Cardiovascular Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Hurwitz, Seth
Hurwitz, Seth
Medical Director, Echocardiography
Cardiovascular Disease
Kaufmann, Walter
Cardiology
Internal Medicine
Kazanjian, Harry
Cardiology
Internal Medicine
Nuclear Cardiology
Lanier, Gregg M.
Lanier, Gregg M.
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program, Associate Director, Heart Failure Service
Advanced Heart Failure
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Levine, Elliot (Avi)
Advanced Heart Failure
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Lutwak, Seymour H.
Cardiology
Najovits, Andrew J.
Najovits, Andrew J.
Director, Echocardiography, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Cardiovascular Disease
Pandya, Sunandan
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
Parikh, Shital
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
Passik, Cary S.
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Prabhu, William
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Rojas, Rhadames
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Root, Lee
Cardiovascular Disease
Shih, Andrew C.
Cardiovascular Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Singh, Rajiv
Cardiology
Internal Medicine
Interventional Cardiology
Sridhara, Bangalore
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine