Cardiology services in Kissimmee, FL
At the Heart and Vascular Institute of Osceola Regional Medical Center, you have access to a world-class team of heart specialists who perform advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures to treat heart disease. As Osceola County’s most comprehensive and full-service heart hospital, patients do not have to travel for specialized cardiovascular services. We provide superior cardiovascular assessment, care, technology and education for the communities of Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Poinciana, Celebration and South Orlando. And, in an event of a heart attack, Osceola Regional is an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI – ready to open blocked heart vessels in less than the national time average.
From open heart surgery and minimally invasive valve surgery to 256 slice CT imaging, electrophysiology treatment and cardiac catheterization, we have the capability to improve your quality of life more conveniently and effectively than ever before.
To learn more about our cardiology services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (800) 447-8206.
Accredited Chest Pain Center & Blue Distinction Center
We are recognized by the American College of Cardiology and Blue Cross Blue Shield for our high-quality and efficient heart care.
Excellence in heart care
At the Heart and Vascular Institute, we provide full-service care through comprehensive cardiovascular assessments, advanced technologies and continuing education for our community.
Our hospital has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology as an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention). This means we are leaders in restoring proper blood flow to the heart during a serious ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) heart attack.
Heart attacks have “beginnings” and these occur in over 50% of patients. Symptoms can begin about 2 weeks prior to a major event. These symptoms may come and go until finally becoming constant and severe. Learn more about early heart attack care (EHAC).
Complete heart care services
The Heart and Vascular Institute includes four dedicated units for cardiovascular patients, including:
- Cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU)—Following heart surgery, patients are moved to the CVICU, where they will receive critical care and advanced monitoring.
- Cardiovascular step-down unit (CVSD)—This unit provides electrocardiogram (EKG) and heart rhythm monitoring for patients who are no longer in need of intensive care.
- Cardiovascular progressive care unit (CPCU)—Patients in this unit are closely monitored by nurses and medical personnel following a cardiovascular procedure. Patients in the CPCU will begin the rehabilitation process.
- Cardiac and vascular intervention unit (CVU)—Patients in this unit have their heart's electrical activity monitored for an extended period of time. Most patients in this unit have undergone an interventional procedure, such as a catheterization or angioplasty.
Cardiac decision unit
If you are experiencing cardiac issues but do not require hospitalization, our cardiovascular decision unit is there to help monitor and assess you. The unit provides 23-hour observation, which helps physicians determine the next step needed in your treatment.
Our unit can accommodate 12 patients and provides comfort and privacy as you are evaluated. You and your physicians also have immediate access to additional hospital services if needed.
We provide areas for your family members to wait, and they are welcome to visit you when you are not being tested.
Our cardiovascular services
Our heart care services include:
- Balloon angioplasty and stenting
- Cardiac catheterization laboratory
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Cardiac decision unit
- Cardiovascular, endovascular and thoracic surgery
- Dedicated cardiovascular nursing units
- Dedicated valve clinic
- Electrophysiology services for heart arrhythmias
- Emergency cardiovascular care
- Heart screening and imaging
- Hybrid operating rooms
Diagnostic heart imaging and screenings
Diagnostic imaging is at the center of almost all heart disease diagnoses. We use advanced heart imaging technologies to visualize and track the performance of the heart muscle to identify any abnormalities.
If further exploration is needed, we have an on-site cardiac catheterization laboratory where we perform minimally invasive procedures to assess heart function.
Our heart and vascular surgical care includes treatment for patients with valve disease, heart arrhythmias, vascular disease, blocked arteries and aortic aneurysms.
Patients receiving care at the Heart and Vascular Institute have access to surgeons who perform advanced cardiac procedures and surgeries, if needed. In addition to traditional surgical methods, we also use minimally invasive surgical techniques when possible.
At Osceola Regional Medical Center, we have a dedicated cardiac rehabilitation program to help patients with cardiovascular disease on their road to recovery. Our program helps patients regain strength and mobility. It also provides education on lifestyle changes and nutritional choices that can help reduce your risk for future heart disease.
Heart disease in women
Women and men may experience different warning signs and risk factors for heart disease. That's why Osceola Regional Medical Center participates in the HerHeart program. It encourages women to become more aware of the risk of heart disease and actively involved in their own heart health.
Controlling risk factors for heart disease
Talk to your doctor about what is right for you, but, in general, there are steps you can take to help reduce your risk of heart disease, such as:
- Avoid eating foods high in trans fatty-acids (also known as "trans fats"), saturated fat, sodium, cholesterol and sugar
- Exercise regularly
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Quit smoking
- Reduce stress
- Stay active in cardiac rehabilitation if you have already had a stroke, heart attack or heart surgery