When it Comes to Your Heart Health, We Don’t Miss a Beat.
At Sarasota Memorial, our goal is to help our patients live long and healthy lives. Our heart and vascular specialists are backed by the most extensive diagnostic and imaging facilities in the region and advanced tools to diagnose, assess and treat cardiovascular conditions.
The health system offers a full spectrum of screenings and non-invasive testing to detect cardiovascular risk factors and disease markers at their earliest stages, which leads to earlier, more accurate diagnoses and effective treatments.
- Echocardiography – A painless ultrasound exam that produces images of the heart and helps your doctor assess whether your heart functioning normally, or if it is enlarged, weakened or has a damaged valve.
- Trans-esophageal Echocardiography (TEE) – A non-invasive test that provides close-up images of the heart from the esophagus, allowing your physician to search for blood clots in the atrium, the chamber in which blood enters the heart.
- Vascular Ultrasound – A painless ultrasound exam that produces images of your arteries and veins, helping physicians assess the strength and integrity of your blood vessels and look for signs of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or deep venous thrombosis or DVT, dangerous blood clots, chronic venous insufficiency or leaky valves. It also is used to monitor stents and grafts for restenosis, or returning blockages.
- Nuclear Medicine Exams – A safe, non-invasive imaging technique that uses a radioactive material (known as a tracer) to produce scans and study tissue and organs throughout the body. Sarasota Memorial offers more than 100 different nuclear medicine examinations to help diagnose and treat many diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and infection.
- ECG/EKG – An electrocardiogram (also called an ECG or EKG) is a fast, safe, non-invasive test that records the electrical activity of your heart and provides a printout that doctors can examine to diagnose arrhythmias or other types of heart disease. If you have fast, slow or irregular heartbeats called arrhythmias, you may be given a battery-operated portable holter monitor that will allow your doctor to evaluate your heartbeat over a 24-hour time period while you go about your normal activities.
- Outpatient Disease Management Clinics, including a Heart Failure Treatment Center, Anticoagulation Clinic, Secondary Stroke & TIA Prevention Clinic. The clinics provide comprehensive assessments and ongoing monitoring for these chronic conditions.
- Prevention, Early Intervention and Follow-Up Care, including $30 heart screenings, nutrition counseling and support groups.
Cardiac Care Navigator
Call our Cardiac Care Navigator at (941) 917-BEAT (2328) or visit smh.com/heartsource for more information about our cardiovascular services and community resources.