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Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care

Keeping Your Heart Healthy for Life

It’s a marvelous muscle, your heart. Strong and steady, it beats out a regular rhythm that pumps life-giving blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout your body — to the tune of 108,000 beats a day, on average. You rely on its steadfast participation in your life, so when it comes to getting the cardiac care you need, you deserve the best and brightest.

AdventHealth Dade City, formerly Florida Hospital Dade City, is an accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation. We also hold a Certification in Atrial Fibrillation by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care and have been designated as a Primary Stroke Center by AHCA, which means that our multidisciplinary stroke team is here for you 24/7.

Armed with leading-edge technology, our board-certified cardiologists and electrophysiologists provide the expert, comprehensive care your heart needs to keep beating strong and steady — so you can keep following all of your heart’s desires. To learn more or request an appointment, please contact Bill, our Cardiology Nurse Navigator at 813-779-6485 or [email protected].

From Heart Risk Assessments to Heart Attack Prevention and Care

Matters of the Heart

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Our Heart-Centric Specialties and Services

Your heart is not just your physical center, it’s also your spiritual center — the vital organ tasked with holding your love, your secrets, and your dreams. In the service of your healthiest heart, we offer heart health and prevention programs that empower you to take better care of your heart. If you should need treatment, our specialties include the following:

  • Afib and Arrhythmias
  • Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke
  • Chest Pain and Heart Attack (STEMI)
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Failure
  • Women's Cardiology
  • Vascular Disease

Whatever your heart’s condition, your dedicated cardiovascular team will work to diagnose the issue and provide a care plan that gets to the heart of the matter quickly, efficiently, and with the greatest compassion. Because your heart health is our greatest passion.

Expert Vascular Care for a Healthier Heart

Obstacles. You come up against them every day. Whether it’s a slow train between you and your first meeting of the day or an overly chatty neighbor, the result is the same: Your progress is impeded. It’s the same with your vascular system, the labyrinth of blood vessels designed to transport blood and oxygen to and from your heart. An unwell network of arteries, veins, and capillaries is full of obstacles, all of which put up roadblocks to your blood flow. Keeping this system clear and healthy is an important part of stroke and heart attack prevention. At AdventHealth Dade City, we treat a variety of vascular diseases, including:

  • Aneurysm
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Blood Clots
  • Buerger’s Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Pulmonary Embolism

Whatever your vascular health, trust our compassionate experts to do everything in their power to keep your heart healthy now and in the years to come.

Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Time is critical during a heart attack. That’s why we want you to know and recognize the early warning signs:

  • Chest Pressure, Squeezing, Aching, or Burning
  • Excessive Fatigue
  • Feeling of Fullness
  • Increased Sense of Anxiety
  • Jaw Pain
  • Nausea
  • Pain That Travels Down One or Both Arms
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Unexplained Back Pain

If you or someone you know shows signs of a heart attack, call 911 immediately.

Signs and Symptoms of AFib

Atrial fibrillation is a leading cause of strokes and can lead to a significantly reduced quality of life. Thankfully, AdventHealth Dade City can diagnose and treat this rhythm disorder. Warning signs of Atrial Fibrillation include:

  • Dizziness or Lightheadedness
  • Fluttering or Racing Heartbeat
  • Increased Sense of Anxiety
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Weakness or Fatigue

If you or someone you know shows signs of AFib, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
If you need a primary care physician or specialist, call our free physician referral service at Call833-300-2371. We’ll help you locate a physician near your home and can even help you schedule your first appointment.

Extra Care for Your Heart

An ounce of prevention, as they say, is worth more than its weight in wellness. At AdventHealth Dade City, we’d much rather see you at one of our free heart screenings or walking along our fitness trail than in our Emergency Room with chest pains. The truth is, there is a lot that you can do now to take care of your heart and avoid bigger problems down the road. That’s why we also provide the following resources to help you prevent heart disease, recover from heart disease-related issues and enjoy a healthy, active life:

  • A Paved and Shaded Fitness Trail Behind the Hospital
  • Annual Free Heart Screenings
  • CREATION® Life Eight-Week Program
  • Heart-Healthy Physician Talks

In coordination with our sister facility, AdventHealth Zephyrhills, we provide:

  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Heartbeat Support Group
  • Heart-Healthy Cooking Demonstrations
Meet Your

Cardiology Nurse Navigator

With more than 13 years of clinical cardiac experience and 3 years as a patient navigator, Bill is here to help you with your cardiovascular needs. He has served as a clinical coordinator in our cardiac step down unit and progressive care unit. His complimentary services include helping you find a physician, answering your questions, communicating with your doctors and scheduling appointments. To learn more or request an appointment, please contact Bill, our Cardiology Nurse Navigator at 813-779-6485 or here.

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Bill Rodkey

Bill Rodkey, RN

Bill is passionate about educating patients and their family members to ensure the best outcomes and to help our patients feel whole again. 

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Specialized Physicians. Leading-Edge Technology.

Heart and Vascular Care You Can Count On

We’re here to take care of your cardiovascular system so you can keep putting your whole heart into everything you do.

Expert, Whole-Hearted Care

For Your Whole Life

Breaking down barriers to better heart health. That’s what multidisciplinary care means to us. Our Cardiology Nurse Navigator can connect you to the local nutrition, exercise, and surgical experts who can help you feel better and feel whole as you continue your journey to wellness. From helping with medication management to supporting your rehabilitation progress, our approach to care is simple: We’re here to help you get from where you are now to where you want to be.