What are cardiovascular services?
We focus on a full spectrum of life-saving, heart care services. From preventative screenings and medication management to simple or complex operations and emergency care, the aim is to ensure your cardiovascular system is functioning at its optimal capacity. This means delivering appropriate evidence-based care for congenital and acquired heart and vascular conditions.
Many procedures today have minimally invasive alternatives to former open surgery techniques. New technologies are constantly being incorporated into treatment regimens to provide patients with less scarring, less pain, shorter hospital stays and an earlier return to normal activity.
Nationally Recognized for Our Expertise
Florida Hospital is one of the leading Centers of Excellence in the nation when it comes cardiovascular health issues. Whether it is through education and prevention, leading-edge translational research or highly-specialized surgical procedures, we are a global pacesetter in the fight against cardiovascular disease. In fact, each year we continue to surpass national benchmarks with our outcome statistics. Because of our reputation and results, surgeons from around the world travel to our facilities to take part in our Center of Excellence training program, where they witness firsthand the groundbreaking techniques utilized by our physicians.
When the heart is beyond conventional repair, Florida Hospital offers the only heart transplant program in Central Florida.
Excellence and Experience You Can Count On
Florida Hospital performs more surgeries and cares for more patients than any other hospital in the state. Moreover, we rank fourth in the entire nation for the number of cardiovascular surgeries performed each year. We have more than 70,000 cardiac-related visits annually, including 25,000 patients who seek emergency care for chest pains and nearly 2,000 patients who must undergo some form of cardiac surgery. Since 1981, Florida Hospital has performed more than 82,000 open-heart procedures.
Our team of board certified cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons is backed by a support staff of dedicated cardiac and critical care nurses, cardiovascular technicians, cardiac rehab specialists, physical therapists and nutrition specialists. This team carefully and skillfully works together to coordinate each stage of patient care – from diagnosis and treatment to post operative care and rehabilitation.
A Leader in Clinical Research
To advance the treatment of cardiovascular care, Florida Hospital participates extensively in nationally- and internationally-recognized research studies. At the forefront of new techniques, technologies and procedures, these clinical trials allow patients to gain access to advanced therapies months, sometimes, before they become available to the general public.
Prevention Through Education
Florida Hospital firmly believes in educating the community on the warning signs of heart disease and how to take preventative measures. We offer free screenings, minimal charge screenings and free community lectures throughout the area. Our commitment goes far beyond diagnostic intervention though – we’re on a mission to help people learn the principals of healthy living and the healing properties of the mind, body, spirit connection.
Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute
The Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute has been a national leader in the fight against heart disease since 1967. The multi-disciplinary approach provides a wealth of services to heart patients. From the most common heart exams to extremely rare procedures, this Center Of Excellence has earned a national reputation as a leader in the advancement of cardiac care. Learn more about the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute.