Keep Your Heart Beating Strong
Though the heart is a tireless muscle that beats thousands of times each day, we don’t really think about how hard it works for us until something goes wrong — then we feel every. single. beat.
At AdventHealth Heart of Florida, formerly Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, your heart – and whole health – is in good hands. Your experienced and compassionate cardiologist will be by your side every step of the way, explaining test results, discussing next steps, and working together to get your body, mind and spirit stronger so you can enjoy all life has to offer.
Heart Care to Help You Live Your Best Life
- Heart Attack Care
A heart attack is a frightening and life-threatening event. Heart attacks happen when a blood clot blocks an artery in your heart, and can cause part of the heart muscle to die.
Our Early Heart Attack Care program educates the Polk County community about these mild, early symptoms of heart attack:
- Back pain
- Chest pain (pressure, squeezing or discomfort)
- Feeling of fullness
- Jaw pain
- Pain that travels down one or both arms
- Shortness of breath
During a heart attack, 85 percent of heart damage happens in the first two hours. If you have some of these symptoms, call 911 for immediate medical attention.
We use the most advanced cardiac care to minimize the damage from a heart attack and return you to health. Diagnostic tools give our providers a clear picture of your heart and set you on the right path for treatment. Depending on your health and condition, your treatment may include:
- Cardiac rehabilitation to increase your strength and help you establish a heart-healthy lifestyle
- Implanted devices to maximize heart function
- Medication to address your condition and relieve symptoms
- Surgery to remove blockages and restore function
- Heart Failure Care
While getting a congestive heart failure diagnosis can feel overwhelming, our team is here for you and your family so you can get back to what matters most. Together, we’ll find the treatment approach that addresses your unique health needs and goals, and will be by your side for every step of your cardiac care.
Here, you have a wide-range of options to support your heart health, including:
- Cardiac catheterization
- Coaching on heart-healthy lifestyle changes
- Counseling and support for your mind and spirit
- Implanted devices
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Heart Rhythm Care
Hearts can beat too fast, too slowly or with an irregular rhythm. These abnormal heartbeats are called arrhythmias, and some of them can cause serious health problems.
Our heart rhythm specialists will evaluate your arrhythmia and recommend the best treatment for your specific condition. This may include:
- Implanted devices such as pacemakers or cardioverter defibrillators (ICD)
- Medicines to regulate your heart’s rhythm
- Procedures to help your heart maintain a normal rhythm
Your team will also treat any underlying condition that may be causing your arrhythmia and monitor your condition to make sure you’re doing well.
- Pediatric Heart Care
If your child has a heart condition, your own heart is weighed down with worry. We can help with the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques available, and with our caring pediatric heart care experts who will answer all your questions and give you peace of mind. Our pediatric cardiology team cares for children with heart problems ranging from mild to severe.
A few of the conditions we treat include:
- Chest pain
- Congenital heart disease
- Heart murmurs
- Kawasaki disease
Advances in care have helped children with heart conditions live longer and healthier lives. We partner with the experienced team at AdventHealth for Children to personalize your child’s care and closely monitor their recovery.
- Stroke Care
Stroke is an emergency that needs immediate care. Stroke symptoms appear suddenly, and can include:
- Drooping on one side of the face
- Weakness or numbness, especially on one side of the body
- Slurred speech
- Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Loss of balance or coordination
- Severe headache
If you have one or more of these signs of stroke, call 911 right away. Your stroke team at AdventHealth Heart of Florida will use the most advanced techniques available to give you the best possible stroke recovery.