Srihari  S.  Naidu,  MD

Interventional Cardiology &

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy


914 598 7651 (westchester)

516 307 9388 (long island)

srihari.naidu@wmchealth.org

hcmprogram@wmchealth.org


ANGIOPLASTY AND STENT PLACEMENT

 

Patients presenting with chest pain, shortness of breath or other cardiovascular symptoms may suffer from coronary artery disease, or blockages of the major arteries that supply blood to the heart.  Angioplasty and stenting involves opening up these blockages to improve quality of life and functional status.  In addition, angioplasty and stenting is the primary treatment for patients with heart attack.  Dr. Naidu is skilled in all aspects of modern-day angioplasty and stenting, including ultrasound guidance and the latest generation of drug-eluting stents, including bioabsorbable stents.  He also has added expertise in so-called high-risk stenting, using advanced hemodyanamic support devices to allow stent placement in patients who would otherwise be deemed too risky for either stent placement or coronary artery bypass surgery.

ALCOHOL SEPTAL ABLATION

 

Alcohol septal ablation is an advanced procedure to treat patients with a rare cardiac disease known as Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy.  Dr. Naidu is recognized regionally as well as nationally for his experience and expertise in this procedure, and has published numerous articles regarding the procedure, both as part of national official guidelines and as recommendations for procedural modifications.  Although a rarely performed procedure, Dr. Naidu performs more alcohol septal ablations annually than any other adult cardiologist in the Tri-State Area as part of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Treatment Center, and is regularly asked to teach the procedure regionally and nationally.  He also runs the national training course for this procedure, that occurs in April each year in Detroit, Michigan.

ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT / PATENT FORAMEN OVALE

 

Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) and Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) are congenital disorders that can cause significant shortness of breath, arrhythmias, heart failure, low oxygen content in blood, and stroke, especially in young individuals.  Dr. Naidu is skilled in advanced techniques involving ASD and PFO closure, having performed over 200 procedures, and speaks regularly on these topics at the national level.  He is one of the most experienced interventional cardiologists performing these procedures in the area.

AORTIC AND MITRAL VALVULOPLASTY, AND MITRACLIP

 

Aortic and mitral valvuloplasty is performed on patients who have stenosis (narrowing) of these two main valves in the heart.  Patients typically present with signs and symptoms of heart failure (shortness of breath), but may also present with chest pain, lightheadedness or passing out.  By ballooning open the valves, patients may achieve improved functional status and quality of life without the need for open-heart surgery and valve replacement.  In 2014, Dr. Naidu launched the minimally-invasive repair of mitral regurgitation (mitraclip) at Winthrop, and will join the team at Westchester Medical Center doing this procedure.

PERIPHERAL VASCULAR INTERVENTION

 

Similar to procedures in the heart, peripheral interventions involve angioplasty, stent placement and other procedures to the remaining arteries throughout the body.  These include procedures for the kidneys, legs, arms and other major vessels as clinically indicated, with the goal of reducing leg pain, chest pain, and arm pain, as well as improving poorly controlled hypertension and kidney dysfunction.

HEMODYNAMIC ASSESSMENTS

 

Dr. Naidu provides comprehensive hemodynamic assessments in the cardiac catheterization laboratory for patients with severe congestive heart failure and other forms of complex cardiovascular disease.  He has added expertise in patients with diastolic dysfunction, valvular disease, intracardiac shunts, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and pulmonary hypertension, and in utilizing hemodynamic measurements to properly target and treat disease.