Cardiologists in Trinity, Florida
Whether you have an emergency or a planned procedure, our experienced cardiovascular team at Medical Center of Trinity in offers expert, compassionate care.
For more information about our cardiology services, call Consult-A-Nurse® at (727) 834-5630.
Advanced heart and vascular care
Our comprehensive approach to cardiovascular care means both patients and families get the support they need. We are known for our:
- All-private rooms—Our private rooms provide a therapeutic setting for patients to heal and spend time with family and friends.
- Convenient location—We offer all of our diagnoses and treatment services in one location, simplifying our patients' access for doctor visits and other appointments.
- Family-centered approach—We provide a comfortable waiting lounge with recliners and televisions for families. Also, our patient navigator updates families on their loved one's progress through heart or vascular surgery.
Nationally recognized heart and vascular care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield designated us a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care.
- Healthgrades awarded us with a Coronary Intervention Excellence Award.
- The Joint Commission deemed us a Primary Stroke Center.
- Our imaging services department has received multiple accreditations from the American College of Radiology for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, nuclear medicine and computed tomography (CT).
Our heart and vascular physicians
Our team includes:
- Board-certified cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons
- Board-certified cardiologists
- Accredited radiologists
- Certified physician assistants and nurse practitioners
Cardiovascular conditions we treat
We provide comprehensive care for patients with a wide range of cardiovascular conditions, including:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm—a weak, bulging area in the wall of the aorta where it passes through the abdomen
- Arrhythmia—an abnormal heartbeat, such as those that are too fast or too slow, or extra or skipped beats
- Congestive heart failure—occurs when the heart weakens and cannot pump enough blood through the body
- Heart attack—a coronary emergency that happens when an obstruction, usually a blood clot in the artery, slows or stops the flow of oxygen and blood to the heart
- ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)—a deadly type of heart attack that is identified on an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
- Peripheral artery disease—the narrowing of the arteries outside the heart
- Renal artery stenosis—a condition in which the renal (kidney) arteries are narrowed
- Stroke—a neurological emergency that happens when blood flow to the brain is slowed or blocked
Diagnosing heart and vascular conditions
Successful treatment begins with an accurate diagnosis. In addition to complete physical exams, we offer full-service imaging technologies to guide diagnosis.
For diagnosing heart and vascular conditions, our physicians use additional technologies, including:
- Cardiac catheterization
- Echocardiogram (ECHO)
- EKG, also called ECG
Electrophysiology (EP) services
Electrophysiology studies the heart's electrical system to diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms or arrhythmias. When your heart's electrical system is not functioning correctly, your heart rhythm becomes irregular, which can lead to fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath and heart attack.
The cardiovascular specialists in our electrophysiology department perform diagnostic tests to determine the source of the abnormal heart rhythms and procedures to resolve the arrhythmias.
Treatment for cardiovascular conditions
Our heart and vascular physicians and staff provide advanced care to help manage your symptoms and promote your recovery. We specialize in minimally invasive procedures that may result in a lower risk of complications, less scarring and reduced pain, helping you recover more quickly.
Cardiac catheterization (cath) lab
In our cath lab, heart specialists open narrowed or blocked arteries to restore normal blood flow. During these procedures, a physician will insert a catheter (thin, flexible tube) through a blood vessel using live X-rays (fluoroscopy) as a guide.
Our cardiac catheterization procedures include:
- Angioplasty—opens blood vessels using a tiny balloon to compress the plaque against vessel walls
- Balloon valvuloplasty—opens malfunctioning heart valves using a tiny balloon
- Coronary atherectomy—removes plaque from vessel walls
- Coronary stent—holds blood vessels open using a tiny, permanently implanted tube
- Intravascular ultrasound—produces images of vessel walls using high-frequency sound waves
- Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)—treats narrowing (stenosis) of the coronary arteries, either with or without a stent
Minimally invasive and robot-assisted heart and vascular surgery
Our cardiovascular surgeons offer minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgeries for many heart and vascular conditions. Potential benefits include:
- Less pain and trauma to the chest
- Lower risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stay and recovery time
- Smaller incisions
If you and your cardiologist agree open-heart surgery will offer you the best results, our multidisciplinary heart and vascular care team will perform the surgery in our facility, which features:
- Advanced operating rooms, equipped with sophisticated technology
- Private cardiovascular intensive care patient rooms
Our cardiac rehabilitation program is specifically designed to improve the health of patients who have a cardiac condition that may alter their daily life. Cardiac rehab might benefit patients who have experienced a heart attack, bypass surgery, angina, stent, transplant or other cardiac procedures.