White Plains Hospital now one of only two in the county to offer catheter ablation, which is used to treat arrhythmia
Daniel Wang, MD, Joins as Director of White Plains Hospital's (WPH) Cardiac Electrophysiology Program
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (February 1, 2018) - White Plains Hospital marks American Heart Month in February with news that will impact the quality of life for cardiac patients throughout Westchester County by offering catheter ablation used to treat arrhythmia. The hospital announced that Daniel Y. Wang, MD has joined as Director of White Plains Hospital's (WPH) 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—a procedure that, until recently, had been only offered at big teaching medical centers in New York City. 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
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," says Dr. Wang. "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.
About White Plains Hospital
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. WPH is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Center for Cancer Care, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital's Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing more than 60,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk and New Rochelle; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2015 and 2013. The Hospital received Magnet® designation in 2012 and 2016 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.