At Cardiology Associates of Schenectady, we believe we can provide the best care if the patient, the family, the cardiologist, and our allied healthcare professionals work together as a team. This is why we emphasize the value of family and patient education. Being more informed can help you ask the right questions when you need to see your cardiologist — so that you can make informed treatment decisions together.

Get started learning about cardiology procedures for heart health with these videos.

All About the Watchman Device

Patients with atrial fibrillation are typically prescribed anticoagulants to reduce the risk of stroke. The WATCHMAN device is an alternative for patients with atrial fibrillation. Implanted by a heart specialist, the WATCHMAN device reduces the risk of stroke so you do not need to depend on anticoagulant medications. At Cardiology Associates of Schenectady, we offer a specialized WATCHMAN program.

Ask a Heart Doctor: Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Health

Atrial fibrillation, or afib, is a type of arrhythmia. If a cardiologist has diagnosed atrial fibrillation, it means that your heart’s upper chambers beat out of synchrony with the lower chambers, causing a disordered heartbeat. In these videos, learn all about atrial fibrillation from Dr. Robert Joy, one of our cardiologists.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, is one of our minimally invasive cardiology services performed by Cardiology Associates of Schenectady at Ellis hospital. During this procedure, a cardiologist inserts an artificial aortic valve without removing the natural valve. This is a minimally invasive procedure involving only a catheter. If a heart specialist has diagnosed you with aortic valve stenosis, you may be a candidate for TAVR. Learn more in this video.

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