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CornerStone Vol. 23, No. 1 Winter 2013
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Grateful Families Praise NYU Winthrop for Life-Saving Sepsis Care
John D. Catalano Elected to NYU Winthrop’s Board of Directors
NYU Winthrop Receives “A” Grade for Safety
U.S. News & World Report Names NYU Winthrop Among the Best in the New York Metro Area
A Major Milestone in the Building of NYU Winthrop’s Research and Academic Center
United Hospital Fund Honors John T. Lane, Member of NYU Winthrop’s Board of Directors
NYU Winthrop Named 2013 Most Wired
Always on Call: Unique Program Offers Around-the-Clock Primary Care
Advanced Treatment & World Class Care Helps One Local Resident Get His ‘Boring’ Life Back
28th Annual Golf Tournament Raises Over $591,000 for NYU Winthrop’s Research Endowment
Ninth Annual Cancer Center for Kids Golf Outing a Record-Breaking Success
NYU Winthrop Honors Family with the Dedication of The Anna and Michael Apollo Boardroom
A Couple’s Perseverance & a Multidisciplinary Team of Physicians Create a Miracle
NYU Winthrop Staff Member Named “Woman of the Year”
Staying Healthy in the Kitchen: NYU Winthrop Hosts Master Class on Heart-Healthy Cooking
NYU Winthrop Opens State-of-the-Art Dental Facility
NYU Winthrop Celebrates the Grand Opening of New Adult Oncology and Hematology Infusion Center
Nancy Corwin Nammack Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
NYU Winthrop: Committed to the Fight against Diabetes
Mineola Lions Club Shows Continued Support for NYU Winthrop’s Diabetes Education Center
El Salvadoran Teenager Receives Life-Changing Heart Procedure at NYU Winthrop
John and Janet Kornreich Charitable Foundation Shows Continued Support for NYU Winthrop
A Celebration of Life: NYU Winthrop’s 15th Annual Cancer Survivors Day
Once again, Local Artists Bring Splashes of Hope to NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis Find Relief at NYU Winthrop
Michael Magro Foundation Donates VeinViewer Flex Imaging Systems to NYU Winthrop
New Simulation Center Aids in the Training of Clinicians at NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Earns Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

El Salvadoran Teenager Receives Life-Changing Heart Procedure at NYU Winthrop

Angelina Garcia Catot Joseph Germano, DO, Associate Director of ElectrophysiologyatWinthrop,andAngelina Garcia Catot.

Sixteen-year-old Angelina Garcia Catot suffered from Wolff-Parkinson White Syndrome (WPW) – a type of arrhythmia characterized by an extra pathway in the heart that causes the electrical signal to arrive at the ventricles too quickly. This leads to a rapid heartbeat which can cause dizziness, chest palpitations or fainting, and it can be life-threatening.

Living in El Salvador, Angelina did not have access to hospitals equipped to provide the appropriate care for this condition. Without a chance to be treated close to home, Angelina was brought to Long Island by Gift of Life International, an organization that works with Rotary Clubs and other organizations worldwide to save the lives of children diagnosed with congenital heart defects.

Thanks to the longstanding relationship that Carlos Montoya-Iraheta, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at NYU Winthrop, has with the organization, Angelina came to NYU Winthrop, where she was then treated by Joseph Germano, DO, Associate Director of Electrophysiology at NYU Winthrop, who performed a radiofrequency catheter ablation.

“Although common here, she would not have had access to this technology in El Salvador. The procedure went well, giving Angelina the chance to live a healthy, happy life,” said Dr. Germano.