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Extending the Life of a Purple Heart


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


One Week, Six Transplants

The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute at Westchester Medical Center performed six heart transplants in seven days – all with excellent outcomes.


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.