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The Best Team for a Stronger Heart

Your Heart Is in Good Hands

Taking good care of your heart can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease that leads to heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular complications.

When you need heart care, you can count on the cardiologists and care team at AdventHealth Lake Wales, formerly Lake Wales Medical Center.

When you need us, we’ll be here for you in the capacity you need, from accurate diagnostics to advanced, life-saving care. Our cardiology team treats cardiovascular disease and a wide range of similar and other conditions, including:

  • Chest Pain
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Attacks
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension, or High Blood Pressure
  • Strokes

Together, we’ll make sure you get back on a path to whole health.

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

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American College of Cardiology Accredited Chest Pain Center

AdventHealth Lake Wales is proud to be an American College of Cardiology Accredited Chest Pain Center. Hospitals that have earned this designation have proven exceptional quality and consistency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms. From evaluation and diagnosis to treatment and follow-up care, we’re dedicated to supporting your heart health and whole health every step of the way.

Open Minds. Open Hearts.

Diagnosing, Treating and Caring for Your Heart

Your heart carries you through every day — from spending time with family and friends to participating in your favorite physical activities.

AdventHealth Lake Wales is committed to keeping your heart beating strong so you can enjoy all life has to offer.

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A Clear Picture of Your Heart Health

If you’re experiencing symptoms of cardiovascular disease, your primary care physician or cardiologist may recommend diagnostic testing. These tests offer important insights about your heart so your provider can create a treatment plan that’s right for you.

At our Polk County heart care center, AdventHealth Lake Wales cardiologists offer several diagnostic tests for pulmonary, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, including:

  • Cerebrovascular Studies
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
  • Heart Monitors
  • Peripheral Arterial Studies
  • Peripheral Venous Studies
  • Stress Tests
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

Has your cardiologist recommended an EKG? See where to get an EKG test

Heart Disease Treatment Tailored to You

Your heart supports your physical, mental and spiritual health. Just as no two people are exactly alike, your heart disease treatment plan should reflect your heart’s unique needs.

The heart care team at AdventHealth Lake Wales works closely with each patient and their family to develop a treatment plan that addresses their needs and goals.

Our cardiologists offer a wide range of proven treatment options, from managing cardiovascular disease with medication to minimally invasive procedures or advanced surgical procedures, if needed.

Learn More About Our Cardiovascular Lab and Available Treatment Options

Heart Attack Care

Early intervention for a heart attack can help save a life as the majority of heart damage happens within two hours of a heart attack.

AdventHealth Lake Wales is committed to delivering the care you need, as soon as you need it. Our heart attack care focuses on:

  • Early Heart Attack Care for the Best Chance of Recovery
  • Helping You Identify Early Signs of Heart Attack Symptoms
  • Helping You Return to the Activities You Love Most

Learn More About Our Heart Attack Care

Stroke Care

Stroke Signs

Approximately 795,000 Americans have a stroke each year, and strokes are the leading cause of long-term disability.
When it comes to recognizing symptoms of a stroke, remember the acronym BE FAST:

  • Balance: Sudden Loss of Balance and Coordination
  • Eyes: Sudden Blurred Vision, Double-Vision or Persistent Vision Trouble
  • Face: One or Both Sides of the Face Droop
  • Arms: Weakness or Numbness in One Arm or One Arm Drifts Downward
  • Speech: Slurred or Garbled Speech
  • Time: Call 911 Immediately if You Notice Any Signs of Stroke

Stroke Treatment

Getting treatment within the first few hours after seeing signs of a stroke can reduce your risk of long-term side effects and disability.

AdventHealth Lake Wales can work closely with you or your loved one to diagnose and treat strokes. We’ll administer necessary medicine or, when needed, transfer you to an AdventHealth partner location to ensure you receive the care you need.

Stroke Recovery

Your recovery begins the moment you enter our AdventHealth Lake Wales emergency room. We’ll deliver the care you need to help reduce your risk of long-term complications.

Stroke rehabilitation is an important part of your recovery. Our rehab team can work closely with you to provide physical, occupational or speech therapy to help you get back to the activities you love.

Accredited Chest Pain Center

Proven Care When You Need It Most

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized AdventHealth Lake Wales for our demonstrated knowledge in and commitment to treating patients with chest pain.

We’re humbled to be awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation based on rigorous, onsite evaluation of our staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms. These hospitals have streamlined admission, diagnosis and treatment processes and give each patient appropriate recommendations for lifestyle changes upon discharge.

Cardiac Care Services We Offer

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  • Cardiac CT Angiography

    An exam that uses advanced CT technology and intravenous dye to create 3D pictures of the moving heart and great vessels

  • Cardiac MRI

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

  • 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

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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A Cardiologist for Your Body, Mind and Spirit

Caring for Your Whole Health

Your heart is in good hands here. AdventHealth Lake Wales puts you at the center of your care. We’ll explain every process from diagnosis to treatment and be with you every step of the way.