interventional cardiology, Srihari S. Naidu, MD Mineola, NY Interventional Procedures


Srihari  S.  Naidu,  MD

Interventional Cardiology &

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy


Office 914 598 7651

Past Trustee, SCAI

President-Elect, NYS ACC


Dr. Naidu has 20 years experience as a cardiologist and, and performs the full range of interventional cardiology procedures including angioplasty and stent placement, alcohol septal ablation, ASD and PFO closure, valve intervention, pericardial intervention, and LAA closure.  

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 and FFR guidance and drug-eluting stents.  He also has expertise in high-risk stenting, using 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 nationally for his expertise in this procedure, and has published numerous articles regarding the procedure, both as part of national guidelines and as recommendations for procedural modifications.  Dr. Naidu performs more alcohol septal ablations annually than any other operator in the United States, and is regularly asked to teach the procedure.  He runs the national training course for this procedure, based in Westchester Medical Center and Beaumont Medical Center.

ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT / PATENT FORAMEN OVALE

 

Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) and Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) are congenital disorders that cause 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 300 procedures, and speaks regularly on these topics at the national level.

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, also performed at Westchester Medical Center.

WATCHMAN LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE CLOSURE


Dr. Naidu Co-runs the team specializing in LAA closure to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation who cannot tolerate or are poor candidates for blood thinners.  This procedures is performed at Westchester Medical Center and has been instrumental in avoiding blood thinners for high risk patients.

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.