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Cardiology Services

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley is happy to have The Heart & Vascular Institute, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), offering a robust suite of heart and vascular care at HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary's Avenue Campus.

WMCHealth’s Heart & Vascular Institute is committed to providing the highest quality comprehensive cardiovascular care and expertise to residents of the Hudson Valley, close to home, in the communities where they live.

Our cardiology team uses advanced services, equipment, technologies and facilities to diagnose and treat cardiac conditions including:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angina
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease

HealthAlliance Hospital patients will also benefit from access to a broad range of advanced cardiovascular care services at WMCHealth’s flagship, Westchester Medical Center.

Location: The Heart & Vascular institute is located in Kingston at HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary's Avenue Campus, 111 Mary's Avenue, Suite 3, Kingston, NY 12401, 845.339.3663

Scheduling: To schedule an appointment for any of our services, please call our central scheduling line, 845.334.4248.

To schedule an appointment for any of our services, please call our central scheduling line, 845.334.4248.

64-Slice CT Scanner
Our 64-slice CT scanner quickly detects levels of plaque and fatty deposits in the coronary arteries and veins, and is ideal for patients who are asymptomatic for CAD but want to be sure. CT scanning is low risk and can guide further testing, treatment, and lifestyle recommendations.

Calcium Scoring
A simple CT scan of a patient’s chest, usually for low-risk patients over the age of 50 who want to evaluate if they should undergo more testing or make lifestyle changes. This test shows the build up of plaque in the coronary arteries.

Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA)
CCTA quickly visualizes blood flow throughout the body. It can detect small fatty deposits in the coronary arteries, and is often used for patients who have shown some symptoms of CAD. It is considered a favorable alternative to traditional catheter angiography because it is non-invasive with fewer potential risks.

Echocardiogram (ECHO)
Captures live sonogram images of the heart to evaluate valves and mechanical functions, thanks to an ultrasound device placed on the patient’s chest.

Transesophageal Echo (TEE)
A tiny ultrasound probe is passed into the patient’s esophagus while they are under mild sedation. It generates images to determine the severity of valve disease, assess for infection, and look for possible causes of stroke with more detail than an echocardiogram.

Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)
Using external skin electrodes, this test records heart rhythms to help diagnose heart arrhythmia.

24-Hour Holter Monitoring
Patients wear a portable recording device and skin electrodes that can detect heart arrythmia and irregularities for a 24 hour period. This can detect heart problems over a day that might not show up on an electrocardiogram.

30-Day Cardiac Event Monitoring
A portable event monitor records abnormal heart events for a full month. Using a telephone connection, data is sent to ECG technicians regularly for evaluation.

Tilt Table Testing
Patients lie on a table and are evaluated with EKG and blood pressure monitors. The table is tilted to simulate standing, and reveals changes in blood pressure, heart rate and rhythm.

Using therapeutic doses of electric current, cardioversion is a procedure which helps convert an abnormally fast heart rate or arrhythmia to a normal heartbeat.

Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac catheterization is a procedure that uses injected contrast to visualize and diagnose blockages in the coronary arteries.

Stress Testing
Evaluates heart response to external stress, such as through light exercise on a treadmill.

Cardiac Rehabilitation
After angina, heart attack or any cardiac procedure, a concern for many patients is being able to “trust” their cardiovascular system again. Our cardiac rehab services can help patients manage heart disease and return to their normal lifestyle.Patients are accepted by physician referral.Our team guides recovering patients through an exercise and nutrition program, and works to improve risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, smoking, physical inactivity, obesity and diabetes.

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, and can build up for decades before causing a heart attack or angina. At HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, we provide a continuum of care to help diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate patients who are at risk for or suffering from CAD and other cardiac disorders.

In addition to our trusted array of Electrocardiology and Cardiac Diagnostic services, we offer highly detailed 3D diagnostic imaging with our new 64-slice CT scanner. Even the smallest possible deposits of fat and plaque can be detected, helping to diagnose CAD in otherwise asymptomatic patients.

What are the risk factors of CAD?

  • Age
  • Family History
  • Smoking
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Physical Inactivity
  • High Stress

To schedule an appointment for any of our services, please call our central scheduling line, 845.334.4248.

To schedule an appointment for any services at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, please call our central scheduling line, 845.334.4248.

Cardiology and Cardiovascular Imaging Locations:

Health Alliance - Mary's Avenue Campus
111 Mary's Avenue, Suite 3
Kingston, NY 12401-5853
Phone: 845.339.3663
Fax: 845.331.7278

Margaretville Hospital
42084 State Highway 28
Margaretville, NY 12455
Phone: 845.568.2631

MidHudson Regional - Poughkeepsie Division
1 Webster Avenue
The Atrium, Suite 202
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845.483.5720

Hawthorne Division
19 Bradhurst Avenue, Suites 3850
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Cardiology - 914.909.6900
Cardiovascular Imaging - 914.909.6925

Long Island Division
877 Stewart Avenue, Suite 12
Garden City, NY 11530

New Windsor Division
575 Hudson Valley Avenue, Suite 200
New Windsor, NY 12553


Request An Appointment or Refer a Patient | Call 914.909.6922 or Click Here to Request an Appointment

Lower your risk of heart problems, especially if you have a family history of heart disease.

The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute’s new Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program is a vital, innovative investment in the well-being of the population of the Hudson Valley.

Offered at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie and HealthAlliance Hospital in Kingston, the Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program expands the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute to include this program for the primary prevention of heart disease, the No. 1 cause of death in the United States.

To Schedule an Appointment or Refer a Patient, Call 914.909.6922 or Click Here to Request an Appointment

Staying One Step Ahead of Heart Disease

The Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program advocates proactive heart-healthy practices, looks for early signs of heart issues, and provides treatment to minimize and eliminate risks of conditions. The program includes seamless access for patients to the expansive specialized expertise and resources of Westchester Medical Center, MidHudson Regional Hospital, and WMCHealth.

Your Healthy Heart Can Start Here

Our program is designed to promote cardiovascular health through diet, lifestyle changes, and other interventions. This personalized program of care can help you maintain good health and quality of life.

The program is designed for you. You will meet with a member of our expert team of providers who will assess your condition, lifestyle, and health history to determine your cardiac risk. Then, we will create a personalized plan to help you minimize the risk of developing a heart condition. Testing and recommendations may include:

  • Complete physical examination and follow-up testing as needed
  • Screenings for hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other conditions that may increase risk of heart disease
  • Review of lifestyle modifications and, where appropriate, initiation of medications
  • Smoking cessation therapy, both behavioral and pharmacological

Appointments, Referrals and Information

To schedule an appointment or make a referral, please call 914.909.6922 or or fill out this form to request a convenient appointment.

Ambulatory Care Pavilion
Westchester Medical Center

100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Fax: 914.493.2828

MidHudson Regional Hospital
1 Webster Avenue
Atrium Suite 202
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

HealthAlliance Hospital
111 Mary's Avenue
Suite 3
Kingston, NY 12401

The program is led by Director Joshua Melcer, MD, FACC, also the Director of the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute Outpatient Cardiology Practice. Dr. Melcer passionately promotes cardiovascular health with patients through diet, lifestyle, blood-pressure monitoring and cholesterol management. Such personalized care helps our patients maintain and sustain quality of life. In addition, through Westchester Medical Center’s fellowship program, he helps train the next generation of physicians in preventive cardiology.

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