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Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care

Sarasota Memorial delivers the most comprehensive and advanced cardiovascular services in the region. With our multi-disciplinary, team-based approach to cardiac care, patients benefit from collective expertise and decades of experience in evaluating and treating such conditions as irregular heartbeat, heart attack, heart failure, coronary artery disease, valve disorders, and other cardiovascular and thoracic disorders.

For information and referrals, call 941-917-7777.

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Conditions We Treat

SMH’s heart team provides advanced cardiac care with the latest diagnostic and treatment options for a full range of cardiovascular conditions, including:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart failure
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Carotid Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Valvular heart conditions requiring valve repair or valve replacement

Information & Referrals

Call 941-917-7070.

 

Virtual Support Group

Are you or a loved one living with cardiovascular disease? Join our Cardiovascular Support Group meetings online or by phone to learn new ways to manage heart/vascular disease and connect with others. The virtual group meets via WebEx, which is similar to Zoom or FaceTime. Call 941-917-8508 or click here to sign up.

Cardiac Diagnostic, Interventional, Treatment & Rehab Services

Sarasota Memorial provides convenient access to comprehensive cardiac services — from rapid assessment and treatment of chest pain to a full spectrum of screenings and non-invasive testing to detect cardiovascular risk factors, and the latest treatment options, including cardiac catheterization, open and minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Our growing menu of cardiac care services includes:

Need a Second Opinion?

If you are experiencing a serious heart condition or want a second opinion on testing or treatment options, the cardiovascular specialists at Sarasota Memorial are here to help. Our team may be able to find a better, less invasive way to help you, and second-opinion consults can resolve lingering doubts. An informed decision is the best decision. Call 941-917-8791 today to schedule a consultation today and find out how we can help. 

Program Features

 

 

Cardiac Electrophysiology at Sarasota Memorial

The heart has a simple function but a complex design. Its electrical system controls the rate and rhythm of your heartbeat, supplying the body with the right amount of blood at the rate needed to work well.

Just as disease and injury can weaken the heart, so too can disturbances of its electrical system. Whether patients struggle with fast, slow or irregular heart beats, early diagnosis and management/intervention is key to long-term health.

SMH brings together board-certified specialists — electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologists and surgeons, with nationally accredited care and life-saving technology, to diagnose and treat potentially dangerous heart rhythm problems.

Electricians of the heart, electrophysiologists can actually rewire and repair its electrical systems to resolve heart rhythm disorders. These advanced, life-saving treatments range from MRI-compatible pacemakers and remotely monitored, implantable defibrillators to cutting-edge technology like the Watchman device and innovative therapies such as TAVR.

Using a collaborative approach, the heart team works with patients to create a care plan that best meets their goals, needs and lifestyle — whether that’s watchful waiting, cardiac rehabilitation, device implantation, minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS), an open-heart procedure or other solution.

Sarasota Memorial Heart Team

Collaboration is the cornerstone of the SMH cardiac care program, and it is the key to successful patient outcomes. Our nationally recognized physician team performs more than 1,000 cardiac surgeries and 6,000 catheter-based procedures each year.

The heart team comprises cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, electrophysiologists, critical care specialists, cardiac surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation therapists, other specialists and specially trained support staff.

Awards & Honors

Sarasota Memorial Hospital and its cardiac services team have been consistently recognized for superior patient care, outcomes and performance.

  • Named among 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in US in the 2021 Fortune/IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals list. SMH was the only Suncoast hospital that made the 2021 list.

  • Accredited as an American Heart Association Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. Sarasota Memorial was the first in Florida and only the fourth in the US to earn this designation for exemplary comprehensive cardiovascular care.

  • Earned top ratings in all 10 procedures and conditions — including cardiac bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and heart failure — evaluated in U.S. News’ 2020-2021 “Best Hospitals” study, an achievement attained by only 37 hospitals in the nation.

  • First hospital in Southwest Florida to earn Transcatheter Valve Certification from the American College of Cardiology, in recognition of our heart team's expertise in TAVR. The certification is based on evaluation of the staff’s ability to meet standards for multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, shared decision-making and registry performance.

  • Only hospital in Florida to have consistently earned the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid's highest 5-star rating for overall quality and safety since the rating system launched in 2016.

  • Earned consecutive “A” grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national organization that evaluates hospitals' efforts to protect patients from preventable injuries and harm, since SMH began participating in Leapfrog's survey in 2016.

  • Honored with 3 Beacon Awards for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for high-quality patient care: Gold Beacon Award of Excellence for the Cardiac Acute Telemetry Unit; Silver Beacon Award of Excellence for the Critical Care Unit; and Silver Beacon Award of Excellence for the Cardiovascular Thoracic Stepdown/Cardiac Progressive 3 Unit.