Heart and Vascular Center

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Heart and Vascular CenterThe Manatee Heart and Vascular Center at Manatee Memorial Hospital provides patients with an individualized approach to heart care, including assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation.

Cardiologists coordinate care with other members of the healthcare team, including surgery and emergency departments, to help put patients on the road to recovery. The Manatee Heart and Vascular Center, located on the ground floor of Manatee Memorial Hospital, includes:

  • Three catheterization labs
  • Electrophysiology lab
  • Nuclear medicine lab
  • Echocardiography
  • Vascular suite
  • Spacious waiting, pre-procedure and post-procedure areas
  • Hybrid lab

Comprehensive Services

Cardiac Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures

One of the best ways to reduce the chance of heart damage is to discover the problem early and begin treatment as soon as possible. At Manatee Memorial Hospital, today's advanced cardiac diagnostic and interventional capabilities are on your side.

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Angioplasty
  • Stenting
  • Atherectomy
  • Laser therapy
  • Thrombectomy and thrombolysis therapy
  • Intracoronary ultrasound
  • Valvoplasty
  • Stress testing

Echocardiography and Diagnostics

These noninvasive studies can provide doctors with information about heart valves, heart muscle and the coronary arteries, as well as possible congenital heart abnormalities.

  • 2-D and 3-D echocardiography
  • 2-D and 3-D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
  • Stress echocardiography

Electrophysiology Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures

Electrophysiology Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures at the Manatee Heart and Vascular Center help give electrophysiologists precision and accuracy. They can target and treat the heart tissue responsible for electrical disturbances and leave normal heart muscle intact.

  • 3-D mapping
  • Implantables:
    •         Pacemakers
    •         Loop recorders
    •         Defibrillators
    •         Heart failure devices
    •         Cardiac resynchronization
  • Intracardiac ultrasound
  • Simple and complex radiofrequency ablations:
    •         Atrial fibrillation
    •         Atrial flutter
    •         Ventricular tachycardia
    •         SVT – supra ventricular tachycardia
  • Tilt table testing

Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures

Peripheral vascular disease results from the obstruction of large arteries in the arms and legs. This condition can cause leg pain and limited mobility. As a Flagship Center for Excellence, Manatee Heart and Vascular Center is involved in research and teaching of peripheral vascular disease. The center uses advanced technology for limb salvage and to treat all vascular disease.

  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Carotid artery stenting
  • Endovascular stent grafting of abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Laser therapy
  • Limb salvage
  • Stenting
  • Thrombectomy and thrombolysis therapy

Cardiovascular Surgery at Manatee Memorial Hospital Surgical Center

The Surgical Center at Manatee Memorial Hospital advanced cardiac and cardiovascular procedures, performed by a team of healthcare professionals who are highly trained and skilled in medical and surgical heart care.

Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement

When the heart's mitral valve doesn't close all the way, it can leak a small amount of blood. To correct this condition, cardiovascular surgeons at Manatee Memorial Hospital can perform surgery through the patient's breastbone and repair the mitral valve and create a tighter seal.

Aortic Valve Replacement

Aging and other factors can lead to blockages or leaks in the aortic valve. In this procedure, cardiac surgeons at Manatee Memorial Hospital make a small incision to replace the patient's aortic valve with a natural tissue or a mechanical valve.

Coronary Bypass Surgery

This procedure provides blood with a new pathway to the heart.
Surgeons attach a vein or artery from the patient's leg to the coronary artery, on either side of a blockage to redirect blood flow around the blockage. Some patients may have multiple blockages that need to be bypassed.

Atrial Fibrillation

Manatee Memorial Hospital offers advanced treatment for this heart rhythm disorder. MMH is one of the few hospitals to offer the Epicorâ„¢ Cardiac Ablation System that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy to help correct this problem.

Endoscopic Vein Harvesting

In the past, when surgeons needed a vein or artery to use for coronary bypass surgery, they had to make a long incision in the patient's leg. Now, endoscopic vein harvesting requires one to three small incisions, each less than an inch in length. This can help lessen pain and provide a quicker recovery.

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