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Heart and Vascular Services at Winthrop-University Hospital

A National Leader in Cardiac Care

Heart and Vascular Services at Winthrop-University Hospital encompass one of the region's most comprehensive resources for cardiac medicine and surgery.

Our team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and other heart specialists offers the most current treatments, diagnostic technologies and disease prevention programs. In addition to a world class heart surgery program, our services provide leading edge treatment with non-surgical techniques such as angioplasty and valvuloplasty and offers a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program.

Heart and Vascular Services at Winthrop-University Hospital

One of the State's Best-Ranked Cardiac Surgery Programs

Winthrop's highly rated Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery is among the busiest in the Long Island region, and one of the most highly regarded in New York state. The most advanced levels of diagnostic technology, medical management, interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery available anywhere are in place right here at Winthrop.

Among the services we offer our patients are:

  • Heart Valve Repair & Replacement
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Research

Diagnosing Disease

Advanced Technology in Skilled Hands

Focused on detecting disease in its earliest stages, Winthrop's experienced cardiac diagnosticians work in modern facilities equipped with the latest technology. Diagnostic tests we administer include:

  • Stress Test
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiac Imaging
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Electrophysiology Testing

Innovative Non-Surgical Treatments That Restore Health

Patients in need of heart valve replacement whose frail condition makes them ineligible for open heart surgery have new hope. In 2012, Winthrop was selected as one of only 70 hospitals and medical centers in the United States to offer Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), and currently performs the most TAVR procedures in the region.

In Winthrop's technologically advanced Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, patients find various superior treatment methods for cardiovascular disease through non-surgical methods. Other innovative methods include:

  • Angioplasty
  • Stent Placement
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Atherectomy

Pacemaker-Arrhythmia Center

Staffed by Leaders in Their Field

Winthrop's Heart Rhythm Team consists of cardiologists and electrophysiologists who are leaders in their field. They offer treatments for all types of heart rhythm disturbances, including supraventricular tachycardia (rapid heart rhythm originating in the upper chamber of the heart) and ventricular tachycardia (rapid rhythm originating from the lower chamber of the heart). State-of-the-art treatments include:

  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Implantable Devices

Ensuring Our Patients Stay Well

Because promoting healthy hearts is our top priority. Our clinicians also address modifiable risk factors to help their patients stay well.

Risk factors such as hypertension (high blood pressure), elevated cholesterol, smoking, lack of exercise, diet and stress are all linked to cardiovascular disease. Our healthcare professionals educate and place an emphasis on wellness by encouraging our patients and providing them with the resources they need to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease.