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Cardiology

Cardiology is the medical treatment of diseases of the heart and parts of the circulatory system. Cardiologists are the doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating these conditions.

Cardiovascular care in Fort Pierce, Florida

Our cardiology team at HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital's heart and vascular center has extensive experience diagnosing and treating heart conditions.

We use the latest imaging techniques and can treat conditions such as heart attacks and heart disease with surgery. Our specialists also have deep expertise in cardiac catheterization, offering you many minimally invasive options. Additionally, we provide advanced care at our progressive care unit, a 72-bed unit staffed by various cardiovascular specialists.

Is your heart healthy?

Understanding your heart health is critical to getting the care you need. We offer a health risk assessment to help get you started.

Understanding your heart health is critical to getting the care you need. We offer a health risk assessment to help get you started.

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Our complete cardiac services

Whether you first become aware of a heart problem during a trip to our emergency room (ER) or during a routine checkup at your physician’s office, we can help.

Heart screening and imaging

We offer various diagnostic services, assessments and labs to identify heart issues and vascular diseases, such as peripheral artery disease.

Diagnostic cardiovascular tests we perform include:

  • Computerized tomography (CT) scans: These scans combine several X-rays to create a detailed image of the heart's interior, helping us find blockages or other conditions.
  • Echocardiograms: These tests use ultrasound waves to create images of the heart’s chambers and valves to help determine how the heart is contracting.
  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs or ECGs): Patients who need heart or vascular care may begin the treatment process with this heart exam, which is an electrical tracing of the heart’s conduction system.
  • Electrophysiology (EP) studies: This study uses catheters (thin, flexible tubes) and wire electrodes to build a 3D model of the heart and map electrical activity. The results help us pinpoint abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias) and create a personalized treatment plan for you.
  • Stress tests: This test is used to see how well the heart functions during exercise. For patients who can’t walk on treadmills, we offer pharmacological stress tests that use medication to mimic the effects of exercise on the heart.

Cardiac catheterization

If your doctor finds signs of heart disease or a similar condition, you may be referred to our cardiac catheterization lab for diagnostic or therapeutic care. Here, we perform cardiac catheterizations and other procedures to diagnose and treat heart conditions.

Our lab team includes highly skilled and specially trained cardiologists, radiologists and registered nurses. They use several types of heart imaging tests, including EKGs and stress tests, to identify your heart problems and develop your treatment plan.

The lab also functions as an operating room where we can perform emergency heart procedures, transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs) and cardiac device implants.

Vascular care

We provide therapeutic care for various conditions affecting the vascular system — the network of arteries and veins that carries blood throughout the body.

Vascular conditions we treat:

  • Common vascular conditions we treat include:
  • Aneurysm
  • Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Venous insufficiency

Heart and vascular surgery

If surgery is necessary, our cardiovascular surgeons are highly skilled at performing a range of heart and vascular surgeries. From open-heart surgery to minimally invasive valve replacements, we have the expertise and facilities to surgically treat your condition and return you to optimal heart health.

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)

Our dedicated operating suites are backed by a state-of-the-art CVICU. The CVICU is staffed by heart specialists who provide high-quality care, compassion and comfort as you recover from heart surgeries.

Our Cardiology Locations

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Lawnwood Hospital
1700 S 23rd St
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
 (772) 461 - 4000

Currently Viewing:

Lawnwood Hospital
1700 S 23rd St
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
 (772) 461 - 4000
St. Lucie Hospital
1800 SE Tiffany Ave
Port St Lucie, FL 34952
 (772) 335 - 4000

10.4 miles

Raulerson Hospital
1796 US Highway 441 N
Okeechobee, FL 34972
 (863) 763 - 2151

32.0 miles