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
Together, we’ll make sure you get back on a path to whole health.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Stroke Care
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
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.
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.
Cardiac Care Services We Offer
Cardiac CT Angiography
An exam that uses advanced CT technology and intravenous dye to create 3D pictures of the moving heart and great vessels
A painless imaging test that uses radio waves, magnets, and a computer to create detailed pictures of your heart
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
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
- 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
- Ulcers of the Legs, Feet and Toes
- Varicose and Spider Veins
- Venous Disease