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Don’t Give Your Heart to Just Anyone

Vassar Brothers Medical Center provides comprehensive cardiovascular services to meet your needs

Not all heart issues come on with the urgency of a heart attack. Simple symptoms such as being winded and chest discomfort are often warning signs that you have a health issue. According to Dr. Daniel O’Dea, Executive Vice President of Cardiovascular Services at Health Quest, patients need to pay attention to the early signs of heart health issues because early intervention yields the most favorable results.

As patients explore their heart health options, they should look for experienced doctors, state-of-the-art technology, and innovation that will provide the most up-to-date care. Vassar Brothers Medical Center and The Heart Center, a division of Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, P.C., have these capabilities and more.


Did you know Vassar Brothers Medical Center is the first and only cardiothoracic center in the Mid-Hudson Valley?

Vassar Brothers Medical Center has been a leader in the cardiology field for nearly a quarter of a century. As the first and only cardiothoracic center for heart and lung diseases in the Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar offers a myriad of heart-related services. In addition to surgical valve replacement and bypass surgery, Vassar Brothers Medical Center excels at minimally invasive techniques such as transcutaneous aortic valve replacement, and valve repairs. An experienced team of professionals stands ready 24/7 to treat heart attack victims with stents to open blocked arteries.

The Heart Center was awarded the Platinum Practice Center of Excellence Award for 1st Quarter 2015 for patients with atrial fibrillation by the American College of Cardiology. The award is based on the Pinnacle Registry of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry.

In August 2016, US News and World Report recognized Vassar Brothers and Putnam Hospital Center as “high performing” in two specialty areas. Included in the evaluation were more than 5,000 hospitals across the nation, Vassar Brothers and Putnam Hospital Center were recognized for treatment of congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.


Did you know The Heart Center offers a wide range of comprehensive services, from testing to treatment?

The Heart Center brings together highly trained cardiology professionals, almost all with multiple board certifications, to provide patients access to the right doctor at the right time. The experienced cardiology team takes part in clinical research trials, providing patients with access to the most up-to-date treatments.

The Heart Center brings together physicians, physician assistants, and certified nurse practitioners to offer:


Did you also know Vassar Brothers Medical Center brings state-of-the-art procedures to the Mid-Hudson Valley, including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)?

Vassar brings its team of specialists together to perform TAVR, a minimally invasive procedure that can restore quality of life for individuals with critical aortic stenosis. Vassar is the first and only provider of TAVR in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

“A true sense of camaraderie exists among our cardiologists and surgeons,” Dr. O’Dea says. “Interventional cardiologists typically are more skilled with wires and catheters, and cardiothoracic surgeons generally are more adept at surgically accessing arteries. A multidisciplinary procedure such as TAVR would not be possible without collaboration and collegiality.”


Want to know more?

To learn more about how to be good to your heart, explore healthquest.org/hearthealth.


Vassar Brothers Medical Center

45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 454-8500

TTY/Accessibility: (800) 421-1220


The Heart Center

11 locations throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley; contact us for the nearest location
(845) 473-1188

TTY/Accessibility: (800) 421-1220


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