Srihari  S.  Naidu,  MD

Interventional Cardiology &

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy


914 598 7651 (westchester)

516 307 9388 (long island)

srihari.naidu@wmchealth.org

hcmprogram@wmchealth.org


 

Photo of HCM courtesy of Lisa Salberg,

Founder and CEO of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association

 

HISTORY AND DETAILS OF THE HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY PROGRAM

 

 

Dr. Naidu launched the HCM Program initially at Cornell in 2004, then moved it to Winthrop in 2006.  It was at Winthrop that the HCM Program grew from a handful of patients to over 800.  During this time, the Center became the only nationally certified Center of Excellence on Long Island, and a leader in alcohol septal ablation.  In 2016, Dr. Naidu and the HCM Program were recruited to Westchester Medical Center, providing significant resources and staffing to make it a leader throughout the region.  The Center capitalizes on the strengths of NY Medical College and the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital to make it one of the most comprehensive and expert centers in the country.  Together with noted expertise in open heart surgery and heart failure/transplantation, the boosted program offers all patients the best treatments and outcomes in a one-stop shop of excellence.  


Driven by unique expertise in alcohol septal ablation, Dr. Naidu represented SCAI on the 2011 AHA/ACC HCM Guidelines.  Dr. Naidu is a leader in this established technique, an alternative to surgical myectomy in appropriate patients, publishes frequently on technical modifications and outcomes, and runs a live training course for the technique annually. Today, the program performs both alcohol septal ablation and myectomy, with choice of therapy based on patient anatomy, clinical symptoms, patient and family preference, and discussion by a Heart Team comprised of non-invasive cardiologists, invasive cardiologists, and cardiothoracic surgeons.


The full HCM Team is comprised on non-invasive clinical cardiologists, advanced imaging cardiologists for echocardiography and MRI, electrophysiologists, interventionalists, cardiothoracic surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, heart failure specialists, and geneticists, as well as clinical coordinators, dieticians, genetic counselors, marketing and education staff, research staff, and patient liaisons - forming one of the largest and most comprehensive programs in the country.  More information on the WMC HCM Program, including the multi-disciplinary team, can be found at www.westchestermedicalcenter.com/hcm.


HCM PATIENT DISCUSSION AND SUPPORT GROUP


Want to join the HCM Patient Discussion/Support Group and receive emails about upcoming events, fairs, lectures, and opportunities for patient interaction and engagement?  Email us for more information at HCMProgram@WMChealth.org.