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Heart Care

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.

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

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Heart Care to Help You Live Your Best Life

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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:

  • Anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Chest pain (pressure, squeezing or discomfort)
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Jaw pain
  • Nausea
  • 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

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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 
  • Medication
  • Minimally invasive surgery

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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.

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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:

  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • 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
  • Confusion
  • 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. 

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Cardiac Care Services We Offer

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  • Cardiac MRI

    A painless imaging test that uses radio waves, magnets, and a computer to create detailed pictures of your heart

  • Cardiac Rehab

    Our rehab program includes extensive education, monitored exercise and long-term, fitness maintenance designed to maximize strength and independence

  • Cardiovascular Ultrasound

    A procedure that uses sound waves to examine the blood flow through the heart, and arteries in the neck, arms or legs

  • Diagnostic Cath Lab

    A thin, hollow tube called a catheter is inserted into the heart to determine how well the heart is functioning

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)

    A painless test that records the electrical signals in your heart through sensors that are attached to your chest

  • Heart Success Center

    The Heart Success Center’s goal is to keep people in their communities and out of the hospital. To achieve this, our multidisciplinary team utilizes evidence-based practices intended to keep patients healthy longer

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Your Heart

Is In Good Hands

Our cardiology team — which includes board-certified cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, heart rhythm specialists, interventional cardiologists and other healthcare professionals — is ready with the highest level of care for your heart. Each person we treat gets personalized care, not just for their heart but for their overall health.

Conditions We Treat

  • Anemia
  • Arterial Blockages
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Chronic Venous Obstructions
  • Circulation Disorders
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis
  • Heart Arrhythmia
  • Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Failure
  • Leg Pain and Swelling
  • Obstructive Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Stroke
  • Ulcers of the Legs, Feet and Toes
  • Varicose and Spider Veins
  • Venous Disease
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Compassionate Cardiac Care You Can Count On


I never had a problem at AdventHealth Heart of Florida. Anything I wanted I got, and I got before I even asked. They listen and act on what you say.

Author name Richard Broadbent

Compassionate Cardiac Care You Can Count On


I’ve been to five hospitals and AdventHealth Heart of Florida is the best. The staff here is always laughing and smiling. Your heart is in good hands.

Author name Jerry Hicks