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Interventional Cardiology: Because Every Beat Counts

When you’re experiencing symptoms of a cardiac event, every minute matters. That’s why our skilled interventional cardiologists are equipped with the latest technologies and always available when you need us — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Always Ready. Always There.

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                        Rapid Response, Wherever You Are

Rapid Response, Wherever You Are

The Code STEMI team’s response time is faster than the national average — and the Florida Flight 1 helicopter is also ready to take flight if needed.

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                        Fewer Complications. Greater Chances.

Fewer Complications. Greater Chances.

Get treated by a team that’s relentless in reviewing your case in detail, so they can weigh every potential treatment option. It’s why our patients see better outcomes than the national average.

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                        Acute Cardiogenic Shock Team

Acute Cardiogenic Shock Team

The Acute Cardiogenic Shock Team is comprised of dedicated specialists focused on life-saving treatments and preventing serious complications associated with acute cardiogenic shock, including liver and kidney damage.

Your Interventional Treatment Teams

Code STEMI Program

When seconds count, the Code STEMI (short for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, a very serious type of heart attack) Team at Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute is ready with a dedicated team of interventional cardiologists and an onsite catheterization lab available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Treatment begins as soon as Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel alert the Code STEMI Team via beepers that a patient is in route. The Code STEMI team then jumps into action by advising EMS to conduct 12-lead electrocardiograms before the patient even arrives in the emergency room. If a patient is located outside the area, the Florida Flight 1 helicopter is ready to take flight and transport them to the closest Florida Hospital Code STEMI team.

Interventional Cardiology Procedures

We do everything in our power to make sure your cardiovascular system is working as effectively as it should. Here, your heart will be in the hands of a highly trained multidisciplinary team who’s skilled in a variety of interventional cardiology treatments, namely catheter-based procedures. As a leader in clinical research, you’ll have access to some of the latest techniques and therapies to treat your heart disease. Every step, you’ll be backed by a community that’s committed to results.

Depending on your condition, your doctor may recommend one of the following procedures:

Carotid angioplasty

If you have a blocked or narrow carotid artery, it’s likely being caused by stenosis or a buildup of plaque. An angioplasty is a minimally invasive technique that will increase the blood flow, treating your condition while giving way to a faster recovery and less pain. Here’s how it works: Your interventional cardiologist will gently insert a catheter and guide it to where the blockage is located. A balloon at the end of the catheter will be inflated and used to either flatten the plaque or widen the opening of the artery. In some cases, your surgeon may decide it’s best to place a stent to keep the artery open.

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)

If your coronary artery is blocked or you have coronary artery disease, your surgeon may perform PCI. This catheter-based procedure widens the vessel, sometimes using stents to keep it open after the procedure. If you’ve have myocardial infarction or unstable angina, PCI may very well reduce your risk of future incidents.

Percutaneous valve replacement

This advanced treatment is a less-invasive alternative to traditional open heart surgery. Your surgeon will replace your damaged or diseased heart valve through a minimally invasive needle puncture, providing you with less pain and a faster recovery.

Because every individual’s condition is different, your team will review every aspect of your medical history and test results thoroughly to determine the best course treatment for you.  

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Rehab & Well-Being: How To Stay Strong

Adjusting to new medicine and everyday life after interventional treatment can feel overwhelming. But you’ve got this. Together, our team is here to guide you and help restore you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We’ll keep you informed of best care practices, provide you with lifestyle tips, and enroll you in our wellness program. We’re here for you the whole way.

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Our Locations. Your Options.

As integral pieces of the largest cardiovascular institute in Florida, every one of our Central Florida locations contributes to the strength of the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute network. Explore your options with the guidance of our dedicated team. We’ll help you find the right fit, so you’re in the best setting to get the care you need.

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Support With Every Beat

A strong community encourages a strong heart. From connecting you with others through our cardiac support groups to helping you navigate our financial assistance tools, we’re here to give you the guidance you need to feel whole.

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Prevention Starts With You

You can’t always control your cardiac condition, but education is one of your best lines of defense. Learn how to protect your health with facts and resources that help you understand and recognize your risks and symptoms.

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