White Plains Hospital marks American Heart Month in February with news that will impact the quality of life for cardiac patients by offering catheter ablation used to treat arrhythmia. The hospital announced that Dr. Daniel Y. Wang has joined as director of White Plains Hospital’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Program, bringing curative, cutting-edge cardiac procedures to their patients.
Previously a faculty member at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Wang performs challenging catheter ablation. During a catheter ablation, Dr. Wang inserts very small wires into the patient’s heart. The wire provides a detailed electrocardiogram from inside the heart, allowing him to identify the area of the heart that is causing a short circuit, or arrhythmia. Then, he uses electrical charges to cauterize, or ablate, the abnormal tissue, providing a potential cure for this dangerous condition.
White Plains Hospital is now one of only two hospitals in Westchester County to offer catheter ablation. The procedure until recently, only had been offered at large teaching medical centers in New York City.
Cardiac electrophysiology is not new to White Plains Hospital. The Hospital has long provided pacemaker implantations for patients with hearts that beat too slowly and defibrillator implants for treating dangerously fast heart rhythms. With Dr. Wang on board, the Hospital’s program rises to a new level, on par with large health systems in major cities.
“We will be enhancing our pacemaker and device implantation services, and offering outpatient and inpatient arrhythmia consultation services,” Dr. Wang said. “We’ve taken complex procedures that require state-of-the-art technology and expertise and brought them here to White Plains.”
Dr. Wang’s areas of expertise include advance treatment options, such as leadless pacemakers, subcutaneous defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and HIS-bundle pacing. Dr. Wang received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and conducted his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed fellowship programs in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Columbia University Medical Center and received his postdoctoral training at the Columbia University Medical Center’s Division of Cardiology.
Dr. Wang will see patients at 170 Maple Avenue, Suite 305, adjacent to the Hospital. His office can be reached at (914) 849-2690.
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