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We provide a wide range of diagnostic cardiac evaluations and therapeutic options in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our clinical professionals have expertise in all areas of adult cardiology.

Cardiology Conditions Treated Include:

  • arrhythmias
  • cardiomyopathy
  • congenital heart disease in the adult
  • coronary artery disease
  • pacemaker insertion
  • preventative cardiology
  • valvular heart disease

Diagnostic procedures include CT angiography, exercise stress testing, nuclear stress testing with Cardiolite imaging during exercise and/or with pharmacologic stress, radionuclide ventriculography, transesophageal echocardiography, 2-dimensional echocardiography, 3-dimensional echocardiography, exercise and dobutamine echocardiography, and electroencephalogram (EEG) testing to evaluate brain waves for seizure disorders.

Pediatric EKG/ECHO services are available, and St. Lawrence Health System is affiliated with Crouse Hospital Pediatric Cardiology for interpretations. 

State-of-the-Art Treatment for Angina

EECP therapy (Enhanced External Counter Pulsation therapy) is a safe and effective outpatient therapeutic alternative to invasive procedures and it may help alleviate painful angina episodes. It uses large blood-pressure-type cuffs that wrap around the legs and buttocks and gently apply pressure to improve circulation from the lower part of your body back to your heart.

Good Candidates for EECP Therapy

  • If medications no longer relieve your angina symptoms
  • you have had open-heart (bypass) surgery
  • you have had a balloon angioplasty or stent, and your symptoms have returned
  • if you have chosen not to have any more invasive procedures

To learn more, call (315) 261-5985 and ask to speak with one of our EECP therapists. EECP Therapy is provided at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, 50 Leroy Street, Potsdam. 

Potsdam Cardiology

SLHS's Cardiology Practice is located at:
Leroy Outpatient Center
Canton-Potsdam Hospital main campus
50 Leroy Street, Potsdam 

Phone: (315) 274-9102

Massena Cardiology

A Cardiology Clinic is located at:
Massena Hospital
3rd Floor
1 Hospital Drive, Massena

Phone: (315) 769-1111

Ricardo Benenstein MD, FASE, FACC
Ricardo Benenstein, MD, FASE, FACC
Ava Hudson NP
Ava Hudson, NP
Randolph Hutter MD
Randolph Hutter, MD
Nidal Makhoul MD, FACC
Nidal Makhoul, MD
Jayaram Radhakrishnan MD
Jayaram Radhakrishnan, MD
Amit Shanker MD, FACC, FHRS
Cardiologist Amit Shanker, MD, FACC, FHRS
Alicia Sienkiewycz NP
Alicia Sienkiewycz
G. Thomas Sniffen PA-C, MPAS
Tom Sniffen, PA
Alexandru (Andrei) Stoian MD, FACC, FCCP
Alexandru (Andrei) Stoian, MD, FACC, FCCP