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Date Updated: Friday, May 28, 2021

New Cardiac Imaging Technology at Good Samaritan Hospital Can Increase Diagnostic Accuracy and Enable Faster Recovery Time

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SUFFERN, N.Y. (May 26, 2021)The expanded Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Good Samaritan Hospital offers new imaging technologies that deliver sharp images along with anatomical guidance for physicians to use during interventional procedures. Use of this equipment allows for diagnoses that are more accurate, decreases patient discomfort and increases the potential for shorter hospital stays.

 

The guidance system in use Good Samaritan Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory automatically maintains precise alignment with the patient’s anatomy during the implantation of balloons, stents and other cardiac care devices.  This precise alignment enables the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques during implantation, which lessens discomfort in the surgical area.The image acquisition speed of the new platform also reduces radiation exposure, and use of the system by Good Samaritan Hospital’s cardiac specialists assists with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and mitral repair as well as stroke prevention alternatives and left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) procedures.

 

 To refer a patient or to schedule an appointment with Good Samaritan Hospital, please call 845.368.5620 or visit GoodSamHosp.org/Cardiac-Programs.

 

Rockland County elected officials joined Mike Israel, President and CEO of Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), Dr. Mary Leahy, CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System, Good Samaritan Hospital Leadership and cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and electrophysiologists to cut the ribbon for the new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and advanced imaging equipment.

 

About Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth)

Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY, is a 286-bed hospital providing emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical/gynecological and acute-care services to residents of Rockland and southern Orange counties in New York, and northern Bergen County, NJ. The hospital is home to a recognized cardiovascular program, comprehensive cancer-treatment services, a cutting-edge robotic surgery program, the area’s leading Wound and Hyperbaric Institute, outstanding maternal/child services, and the Center for Breast Health, which offers three-dimensional mammography and high-risk screening and counseling services. The hospital’s certified home-care agency supports residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond. Visit GoodSamHosp.org and follow at Facebook.com/GoodSamaritanHosp, Twitter.com/BSCHS and Instagram.com/WMCHealth.


About Westchester Medical Center Health Network

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, NY, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. With Level 1, Level 2 and pediatric trauma centers, the region’s only acute-care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted-living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental-health systems in New York State, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. Visit WMCHealth.org.


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Clinical cardiac specialists from Good Samaritan Hospital can speak with authority on a variety of topics related to diagnostic and interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery or electrophysiology.  Press representatives interested in speaking with a Good Samaritan Hospital specialist can contact us at any time.