Cardiac Services


Rest assured your heart is in the right place at Broward Health. Patients have access to a wide range of services at all of our hospitals for prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Cardiac Services

Rest assured your heart is in the right place at Broward Health. Patients have access to a wide range of services at all of our hospitals for prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Cardiac Services

Our team of cardiac physicians and cardio-thoracic surgeons are among the most talented and experienced in Broward.

Broward Health Medical Center has been recognized as one of America’s 50 Best Cardiac-Surgery facilities and the Cardiac Excellence Surgery Award by HealthGrades.

The Heart Center of Excellence at Broward Health Medical Center, distinguished as one of the nation’s top centers for cardiovascular treatment, is dedicated to providing comprehensive clinical, surgical and rehabilitative care.

Broward Health Imperial Point is expanding its cardiac services to include a chest pain center and cardiac catheterization lab.

Cardiac Catheterizations - Cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive procedure that provides the most specific and accurate information in cardiac diagnostic testing. The procedure is used to determine if there is any blockage of the coronary arteries, assess heart valve function, and measure and record pressures in various heart chambers. During the procedure, a cardiologist injects a contrast dye through the catheter to make the arteries visible on the x-ray and may show if there are any blockages. After the procedure, the cardiologist will review the results of the tests along with the patients’ medical history to determine the best plan of care.

Cardiac Services Department - The Cardiac Services Department at Broward Health Imperial Point provides an individualized and comprehensive approach to identification of cardiac risk factors and quick assessment of symptoms. State-of-the-art cardiac diagnostic equipment allows the staff to quickly obtain the necessary information for your physician to diagnose your particular heart problem and determine the best possible plan of care. 

Emergency Services Department - The highly-trained emergency department team works to identify your specific cardiac problem and quickly determine if you have a blocked artery which may require emergent treatment to open the artery. Remember, the quicker you get medical care, the more heart muscle can be saved.

Heart Care Team - The team consists of extremely proficient and highly-skilled emergency department physicians, board-certified cardiologists, registered nurses and various technical personnel who are specially trained to care for patients experiencing heart problems.

EKG Department - The EKG Department is fully-equipped to perform 12 lead electrocardiograms (EKG). This recording of your heart’s electrical activity can provide your physician with information to aid in the diagnosis of a heart attack. Another test provided by the EKG Department is the holter monitor test. This test is a continuous recording of your heart rate and rhythm for 24 hours. The recording is scanned by skilled EKG technicians and then read by a board-certified cardiologist. 

Cardiac Ultrasound (Echo) - This is a test performed by a certified ultrasonographer who uses a special ultrasound to create a visual image of your heart valves and assess heart function. This provides the cardiologist with a detailed analysis of how well your heart is working.

Stress Test - Broward Health Imperial Point is fully-equipped to perform various types of stress testing to evaluate if there is sufficient blood flow to the heart muscle. Your physician will determine the appropriate stress tests which may include additional imaging such as an Echo or Nuclear Medicine.

Find a variety of cardiac services at Broward Health Coral Springs, including rapid treatment and thrombolytic therapy at the new Emergency Department, as well as ongoing Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Screenings and Fitness Classes at the Community Education Center.

Cardiac Services at Broward Health North provide an individualized and comprehensive approach to identification of cardiac risk factors and quick assessment of symptoms. The state-of-the-art cardiac diagnostic equipment allows the staff to quickly obtain the necessary information for your physician to diagnose your particular heart problem and determine the best possible plan of care. The highly-trained emergency department team works to identify your specific cardiac problem and quickly determine if you have a blocked artery which may require emergent treatment to open the artery. Remember, the quicker you get medical care, the more heart muscle can be saved.

Broward Health North offers Positron Emission Tomography (PET), a powerful, proven diagnostic imaging modality that can effectively pinpoint the source of many of the most common heart diseases, eliminating the need for redundant tests and diagnostic surgical procedures.

Many of our facilities use Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), a technique that takes multiple "cross-section" images of the body, which are then assembled into a three-dimensional image by a computer, to evaluate cardiac conditions such as cardiac malformations and blood flow and vessel disorders.

More than five million Americans have heart valve disease, and many do not have any symptoms. Even with no outward signs of problems, valve disease can cause heart damage. Left untreated, it can lead to heart failure and other complications, including death. The Broward Health Heart Valve Center streamlines the diagnostic and treatment process for patients and referring physicians. The Center is led by national experts in diagnostic cardiac imaging, interventional cardiology, and cardiac surgery.

SERVICES INCLUDE:
  • Extensive Surgical Procedures Including: Coronary Bypass, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Aortic and Thoracic Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Stress Test with Nuclear Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Research
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardiac Research/Clinical trials
  • Congestive Heart Failure Clinic
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and Open Heart Unit
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia Management
  • Chest Pain/Clinical Decision Unit
  • Coronary Angioplasty & Stents
  • Coronary CT Angiography
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiac Fitness and Rehabilitation
  • Cryoablation
  • Defibrillator Implants
  • Echocardiogram
  • EKG/Electrocardiogram Department
  • Electrophysiology Lab
  • Hybrid OR
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) with Watchman Device -only one in Broward County
  • Pacemaker Implants
  • PET/CT Scans
  • Outpatient Cardiac Testing
  • Radio Frequency Ablation
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement)
  • Thoracic Oncology Services
  • Trans-Esophageal Echocardiograms

The Latest Technology

Broward Health is the only Health System in Broward County offering patient-friendly imaging by The SOMATOM® Definition Flash, one of the fastest computed tomography (or CT) scanners available today.

For most adults, it can image the entire chest in less than a second and it can scan the whole body in less than 5 seconds. With such fast imaging times, Broward Health can generally perform these studies using less radiation than conventional CT scanners – meaning a safer imaging procedure.

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