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June 21, 2017

Diagnostic services at the Valve Center include the Echocardiography Laboratory, which provides more than 13,000 imaging studies annually and is the only laboratory in Suffolk County with triple accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Diagnostic studies performed on site include 3D TTE (transthoracic echocardiogram), 3D TEE (transesophageal echocardiogram) and stress echocardiography.

Treatment options include genetic and nutritional counseling, medical therapy and a full spectrum of surgical therapy, including mitral valve repair and aortic valve-sparing procedures for appropriate candidates.

Specialists at the Stony Brook University Heart Center will collaborate and communicate closely with the patient's personal cardiologist and primary care physician in determining the treatment plan. When appropriate, patients may be referred to other services at the Heart Center, such as the 320-slice CT scanner and Electrophysiology program.

Through a collaboration with New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Stony Brook University Heart Center will also screen and refer patients for less invasive percutaneous therapeutic treatment options that are available only in selected centers nationwide.

Source: Stony Brook University Heart Center: