If you or someone with you is experiencing any symptoms of a heart attack, call 911 immediately or go directly to the nearest emergency room.
The heart care experts at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg focus on preventing, diagnosing and treating disorders of the heart and circulatory system that can lead to heart attack, stroke and other serious conditions. Here, care is a collaborative effort, where board-certified doctors, surgeons, nurses and clinicians provide personalized and compassionate care and support — partnering with the patient and their loved ones to help promote healing and recovery.
Our expert team of cardiac specialists, combined with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technology, are why so many choose us to care for their hearts.
The cardiac surgery facilities at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg are equipped to handle a full array of the most current procedures, including coronary artery bypass graft surgery, aortobifemoral bypass, heart valve repair, endovascular repair, commissurotomy, valvuloplasty, heart valve replacement and aneurysm repair. The advanced video integration systems in our surgical suites allow our surgeons immediate access to imaging and lab results, and other vital information at the touch of a button.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit features private rooms with a low patient-to-nurse ratio, providing patients with the best possible environment to begin their recovery after cardiovascular surgery. Dedicated heart-care units range from intensive and postoperative to observation based on each patient’s needs and recovery progress. Each stage of care features advanced monitoring technology and a team focused on complete and compassionate care.
Located in the James Heart Center, the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Cardiac Cath Lab offers a wide spectrum of diagnostic and treatment tools to identify cardiac conditions quickly and accurately. In fact, our center offers more cardiac testing and treatment space than any other provider in the St. Petersburg/Pinellas County area, and patients are only steps from Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s cardiac surgical program.
Our freestanding cath lab includes:
Cardiovascular, thoracic and endovascular surgeons at the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Cardiac Cath Lab provide a comprehensive range of surgical treatment options, including:
Patients needing medical treatment for heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmia) can depend on the experts at the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Cardiac Cath Lab to provide the care you need. Special technologies that measure the heart’s activity can help doctors diagnose arrhythmia and evaluate the overall condition of your heart. These include:
Treatments for arrhythmia are based on the type and severity of the condition. We offer a range of options, including:
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Our cardiovascular team is expertly trained and experienced in diagnosing, treating and aiding in the prevention of all forms of heart and vascular disease, so you can be assured your health is in good hands.
When you come to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for a cardiovascular checkup or consultation, your doctor may decide to order some tests to most effectively evaluate and diagnose your heart health. These tests can show your doctor how your heart looks and functions, including:
The sooner your symptoms are evaluated, the sooner we can diagnose your condition and begin appropriate treatment. When heart issues are diagnosed in the early stages, you have a better chance of managing them with your doctor’s help and enjoying an enhanced quality of life.
At the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Cardiac Cath Lab, we utilize a wide range of diagnostic equipment and tests to accurately identify your condition in a timely manner. These include:
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s heart and vascular rehabilitation program brings together a team of skilled clinicians — including cardiac nurses, exercise physiologists, dietitians, pharmacists and social workers — who will develop a rehabilitation plan based on your individual needs, so that you can heal effectively and get back to the life you love.
We follow a three-part rehabilitation process to help successfully manage your heart and vascular conditions, improve cardiovascular function and increase strength and endurance.
Our total focus is on you and your recovery. Through this program, you will have the tools you need for a successful and healthy recovery plus added confidence, improved fitness and the motivation to pursue an overall healthier lifestyle.
Specialists at the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Cardiac Cath Lab utilize advanced diagnostic technology to evaluate the condition of your heart in order to identify, treat and help prevent heart failure. Our care includes:
At the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Cardiac Cath Lab, our experts utilize advanced technologies and nonsurgical treatment options to provide heart care whenever appropriate.
When interventional methods are needed, we often can perform minimally invasive procedures that use small incisions instead of open-heart surgery, which requires larger incisions. Minimally invasive procedures are performed using a catheter (thin, flexible tube), which is inserted into a vein or artery. It is then guided to the heart with the assistance of advanced camera and imaging technologies to open blocked arteries and improve blood flow. Because of their smaller incisions and advanced instrumentation, minimally invasive procedures mean less postoperative pain and a quicker recovery for patients.
Our board-certified specialists use a variety of minimally invasive catheter-assisted techniques to treat heart disease, including:
Vascular medicine focuses on diagnosing and treating conditions involving the circulatory system and diseases that affect blood flow, arteries and veins. Vascular disease can contribute to coronary artery disease, which can, in turn, cause heart attack and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the United States.
The vascular specialists at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg offer a broad spectrum of services for preventing, diagnosing, treating and managing many vascular disorders, including:
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg's team of vascular experts use nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatments whenever possible. Care may include:
For help finding a heart or vascular specialist, or to learn more about our comprehensive cardiovascular care, call Bayfront Health St. Petersburg at (727) 895-DOCS (3627).
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