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Compassionate Care

Exceptional Outcomes

Your heart works hard to keep you strong and active, allowing you to pursue life's every joy and challenge. When it comes to protecting your heart, you deserve the best, the smartest, and the most qualified. That's why you turn to the heart specialists at AdventHealth.

Our expert Cardiac Care team is dedicated to your heart health, and our history of positive outcomes is guided by clinical research and innovation. Our network of care features the only interventional radiology unit and the only certified heart-and-vascular center in the Heartland. Since the opening of our Heart and Vascular Center in 2009, we've performed more than 4,300 successful angioplasties. Our emphasis on providing quality care makes us one of the most-trusted hospitals in Central Florida, known for our commitment to whole-person wellness. Trust us to help heal your heart, while easing your mind and lifting your spirit.

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

Primary Stroke Center
The Heartland's only

Primary Stroke Center

Good stroke care can save lives. The best stroke care can give you the greatest chance at a life full of happiness and wellness. That's our goal — and we know it's your goal, too. If a stroke happens, we’ll act quickly and decisively to help you find relief faster.

Reducing Your Risk

Is Within Your Control

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Risk Assessment Puts Power in Your Hands

Your cardiovascular fitness depends on many factors. Some of these are in your control. Our experts are here to provide the knowledge and tools you need to make the best choices for your heart's health. We'll explain common heart conditions, what causes them, and how you can reduce your risk through diet, exercise, stress reduction, and a better understanding of the connection between conditions like diabetes and heart disease. We can conduct these risk assessments for you:

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Risk Assessment
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Vascular

At AdventHealth, our goal is keeping you healthy for years to come. We'll work with you to help that happen.

Get the Knowledge You Need

You want answers to what's ailing you. We're here to give them to you. Whether you’re experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath, trouble sleeping, or another irregularity in your heart health, we'll provide a quick diagnosis and the assurance you need to trust in your treatment and feel confident in your care. Your diagnosis may include the following tests:

  • CT Scans
  • ECGs/EKGs
  • MRIs
  • Stress Tests
  • X-Rays

Your cardiovascular well-being is our goal. Living a long and happy life is yours. Let's work to achieve our goals together.

Treatments That Work

The faster the treatment, the quicker your recovery. When it comes to caring for your heart, there is no time to waste. That’s why our care focuses on rapid response. We’re in the nation's top 10 percent for performing emergency stent and angioplasty procedures in less than 50 minutes, half the time of the national standard. This means we take care of you faster, giving you more positive outcomes and a better chance at long-term wellness.

We’re also home to Highland County’s only emergency room, specially equipped with a Certified Stroke Center, a certified Chest Pain Center, and three complete catheterization labs open 24/7. Our cardiovascular treatments include the following:

  • Angioplasties
  • CT Scans
  • Cardiac Catheterizations
  • Cardiovascular Rehabilitations
  • Heart Failure Treatments
  • Pacemakers
  • Stenting
  • Varicose Vein Treatments

Whatever you need, however we can help, we’ll support you, from risk assessment to rehabilitation and beyond. We take care of your heart, so you can live a life you love.

A Continuum of Cardiopulmonary Care

We want to give you leading heart care long after your trip to the emergency room or your diagnosis. Our elite team of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation experts provide you with specialized therapy designed to help you live a better, more heart-healthy life. Our team includes registered nurses, exercise physiologist, and registered dietitians. The program extends over three phases:

  • Phase 1 helps people while in our facility to reduce heart and lung disease risk factors through lifestyle change education.
  • Phase 2 is an outpatient, EKG-monitored exercise program that starts after you leave our facility. It focuses on advanced heart-health improvement through supervised exercise, stress management, education, and nutritional guidance.
  • Phase 3 is a supervised maintenance program to continue building your cardiopulmonary fitness upon completion of phase 2.

Our programs have helped people feel better, live heart-healthy lives, improve their strength, and reduce the risk of more cardiopulmonary events.  To get started, call Call863-386-7180.

Research and Innovations

Picture a future without heart disease. No stress, strains, or pain, and no fear of the unexpected. Our team of heart care experts is working to make that inspiring future a reality. We're actively participating in studies and conversations paving the way for diagnosing, treating, and curing both common and uncommon heart conditions. We’re one of only a handful of medical centers in the country selected to perform live case transmissions for the Advanced Endovascular and Coronary Intervention Global Summit (C3 Summit), the world's premier peripheral and venous cardiovascular symposiums, and New Cardiovascular Horizons Conference.

You want a future free of heart disease. So do we. That's why we're on the front lines fighting heart disease with the most-advanced research and development of innovative technologies. Come see for yourself how our knowledge can help you feel whole again.

Where Expertise

Meets Experience

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Thomas M. Shimshak, MD

Medical Director

Interventional Cardiology

Phillip E. Jones, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Shahnaz Punjani, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Cho Mya Win, MD


Deo P. Sankar, MD


Steven Wade, PA


Expert, Whole-Hearted Care

For Your Whole Life

Breaking down barriers to better heart health. That’s what multidisciplinary care means to us. Our Care Coordinators 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.