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Surgical Solutions for Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Heart defects diagnosed at birth can lead to health problems in adulthood. This is the type of surgeon you should seek to correct them.


Minimally invasive heart surgery leaves less scaring, faster recovery

Traditional heart surgery requires cutting through bone and muscle down the center of ones chest, but Cruz found an alternative at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Westchester County.

 Sameh Said with Aadhya Mohanraj

This Less Invasive Heart Surgery Helps Babies Thrive

A less-invasive procedure - vertical right axillary thoracotomy - is now performed at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

 Jennifer Mayadas Dering

Heart Sisters

How one family's loss led to new life and a deep friendship.


Extending the Life of a Purple Heart

When a decorated local veteran needed an aortic valve replacement, he came to WMCHealth.


A Silent Cardiac Killer

Westchester Medical Center is one of only a handful of facilities nationwide that offer a specialized surgery as treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.


Heart Surgery at 96? No problem!

Rockland County Resident Oscar White and a state-of-the-art cardiac procedure prove age is just a number.


New Heart, New Friends

Sixteen Months after receiving a Harrison mother meets the family of her donor.


"They Gave Me Life"

A strong collaboration between Good Samaritan Hospital and Westchester Medical Center helps facilitate a double-organ transplant.


How to Save a Life

An Albany woman is alive thanks to two transplanted organs, one miracle drug and four medical teams at WMCHealth.


An Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital offers a ground breaking cardiac procedure that speeds recovery.


When Surgery Becomes a Family Affair

A father, mother and son all have had surgical procedures at Westchester Medical Center.


Discovering a Family Heart Condition

After a diagnosis of a silent hereditary disease, this Vietnam veteran from Long Island went to the experts at Westchester Medical Center.