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Heart & Vascular

Pasco County Heart and Vascular Health Services, Trinity Florida

Medical Center of Trinity’s Heart and Vascular services involve several areas of patient care, including cardiovascular and vascular services, interventional cardiology, minimally invasive treatment, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation. These services are provided by a staff of board-certified cardiovascular and vascular surgeons, cardiologists, ACR-accredited radiologists and a highly skilled clinical staff supported by our emergency services, a State-Approved Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) program, telemetry units, including critical and progressive care units.  Plus, our comprehensive approach to care means that both patients and families get the attention and guidance they need.

Our clinical team specializes in:

  • Diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations (coronary balloon angioplasty and stents)
  • Minimally invasive vascular surgery procedures
  • Evaluation and treatment of irregular heartbeats, heart attacks, heart failure, renal stenosis, abdominal aortic aneurysms, peripheral vascular diseases (PVD’s), and other cardiovascular disorders
  • Open heart surgery

Our STEMI times consistently beat the national benchmarks. STEMI is commonly called a “heart attack.” During a heart attack, speedy diagnosis and treatment are critical.

Comprehensive Imaging Technology including:

At Medical Center of Trinity, residents of Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties will find a dedicated staff of medical professionals who not only provide expertise, but hold a commitment to excellence. Our healthcare team brings medical experience that has earned recognition from the following national organizations:

  • Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certifications - Stroke
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines®
  • Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

Heart Specialists

To find a heart specialist at Medical Center of Trinity, visit our physician directory and click on Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, or Vascular Surgery.  You can also contact Consult-a-Nurse® at 727-834-5630 for a free physician referral or health information.

Health Warning Signs

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Common Procedures

Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKGs)

This diagnostic test records the heart’s electrical activity. This test then provides information which shows the heart rate and rhythm, and can also help diagnosis decreased blood flow due to cardiac ischemia (blockage in the coronary artery- either partial or complete), enlargement of a heart, and the signs of a heart attack, either present or past.

An EKG that provides readings over a 24 hour period is called a HOLTER MONITOR, and when performed during exercise an EKG can be referred to as a STRESS TEST.

Echocardiogram

This imaging test uses sound waves to create a picture of the heart. This picture is much more detailed than a simple X-ray and involves no radiation exposure. So this test is completely safe and pain free.

MRIs

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a painless and safe test that produces 3- D images of the body’s tissues. Due to the clarity of this test an MRI is a valuable tool that can help to diagnosis a wide range of problems

Nuclear Medicine used for Heart Testing

This test evaluates how the heart is functioning using just tiny amounts of radioactive solutions that are completely safe with no side effects. This test scans the heart looking for coronary artery disease (CAD) by examining how the blood flows through the heart. This test is also used to evaluate the heart tissue and the amount of damage after a heart attack.

Angiogram

This is diagnostic imaging test that studies narrow, enlarged, blocked, or malformed arteries in the heart and other areas of the body including the legs and abdomen. These results are produced by the use of X-Ray.