WMCHealth Marks Cardiac Care Milestone

The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently achieved a milestone of more than 500 transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures performed.

The WMCHealth TAVR program was the first in the Hudson Valley to offer this life-saving procedure. TAVR is often performed on patients 80 years of age and older who would be at higher risk for open-heart surgery. This minimally invasive replacement for open-heart surgery involves inserting a replacement valve into the existing aortic valve through a small incision.