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The Heart Center at The Villages® Regional Hospital

Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in America today, cardiology services represent an important aspect of the care at The Villages® Regional Hospital. We provide our patients with the most up-to-date noninvasive and interventional techniques and technology available in the region.

Our hospital offers 2 Philips Ambient Experience cardiac catheterization laboratories and performs more than 5,000 cardiac catheterization procedures a year. The labs integrate architecture, design, and dynamic lighting and sound to allow patients to personalize their environment to create a relaxing atmosphere.

Coronary intervention program

The Villages® Regional Hospital is a leading center for performing interventions for coronary disease. Our interventional cardiologists are specialists who lend their experience and many years of technical expertise to your care. Our combination of patient-centered care and advanced treatment methods leads to a safe and comfortable experience.

The Villages® Regional Hospital offers a full range of cardiac catheterization and interventional procedures, such as angioplasties, percutaneous coronary intervention and stents (including drug-eluting stents). Our team also implants devices and performs peripheral interventions.

In 2015, The Villages® Regional Hospital received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

Cardiac-diagnostic services

A complete range of cardiac-diagnostic services and tests are offered at The Villages® Regional Hospital, including:

  • Electrocardiogram.
  • Echocardiogram.
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram.
  • Cardioversion.
  • Cardiac stress tests.
  • Cardiac monitoring.

Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation completes the continuum of heart care at The Villages® Regional Hospital, offering outpatient monitored exercise and educational programs designed to reduce risk factors for coronary artery disease.

The cardiac rehabilitation program at The Villages® Regional Hospital is tailored to the personal interests, needs and abilities of each patient. Cardiac rehabilitation offers a safe and enjoyable way for people with heart disease or those who have had cardiac surgery to improve their cardiovascular fitness, function and knowledge.

To learn more about cardiac rehabilitation at The Villages® Regional Hospital, call 352.751.8556.

Support groups

WomanHeart, the national coalition for women with heart disease holds a monthly support group meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. in the Sharon L. Morse Medical Building, Room 520. The group focuses on educating women with heart disease and providing a network of support and community resources. To learn more, call Sue Prince at 240.271.9292 or view the calendar of events.