Did You Know?Each year, our hospitals perform about 325 open-heart surgeries, 700 balloon angioplasties, 4,500 cardiac catheterizations including coronary artery stent implants with excellent outcomes.
Since the 1980s, the Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler Cardiovascular programs have been leading the way in high-quality, state-of-the-art heart care. As the community has grown, so has our robust offering of heart, stroke, vascular, diabetes and endocrinology, and sleep services.
We provide the latest life-saving diagnostic and treatment procedures, and ensure the best outcomes possible through our wellness and rehabilitation programs, ongoing health education and a wide range of medical support services. What's the best part? This comprehensive heart care is available right here in your neighborhood. We have locations in Daytona, Deland, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast and Orange City.
State of the Art Technology
As a patient at any of the Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler Cardiovascular Institutes, you can be confident the most advanced technological services, both minimally-invasive and invasive, are available to diagnose and treat your heart or heart-related condition. This can translate into less time in surgery and in the hospital, less pain and fewer complications during recovery, and the ability to return to normal lifestyles quickly.
Florida Hospital’s in Volusia/Flagler offers a wide range of services to identify and treat heart disease including:
- EP Services: Test the heart’s electrical system for abnormal heartbeats and arrhythmia. Inserted catheters and electrodes measure the heart's electrical activity through the blood vessels that enter the heart.
- Pacemaker: A pacemaker is a small device that can sense how fast your heart is beating and makes adjustments in the heart rate when needed.
- Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI): Formerly known as angioplasty with stent, this non-surgical procedure improves blood flow by opening a narrowed artery with a catheter (a thin tube threaded through the body) and small balloon that flattens the buildup of plaque. A stent is inserted into the newly opened artery to help keep the artery open.
- Most Advanced Endovascular Hybrid Operating Room: brings together a wide variety of technologies under the direct control of the surgical team by integrating digital imaging diagnostics, radiological, catheterization and surgical capabilities into one operating suite instead of treatment in various hospital areas.
- Holter Monitoring: records the heart’s activity for a prescribed period of time during normal daily routines. A small portable monitor is applied with electrodes on the chest and connected to a lightweight recorder that captures the heart beat continuously.
- Heart Catheterizations: a diagnostic procedure that provides detailed information about how the heart is functioning and helps identify any blockages. Small plastic tubes (catheters) are inserted into arteries and veins to measure heart pressure and obtain x-ray pictures of the coronary arteries and cardiac chambers.
- Open-Heart Surgery: procedures where the chest is opened and surgery is performed on the muscles, valves or arteries of the heart. There are a wide range of procedures and many of today’s procedures are performed with small incisions, not wide openings.
- Echocardiogram (Echo) and Electrocardiogram (EKG): These non-invasive, diagnostic procedures allow physicians to identify problems with the heart. The echocardiogram creates a visual image of the heart by using sound waves that are bounced off the heart. Images can reflect structural problems with the heart and its valves. An EKG charts the heart’s electrical activity by using electrodes that are placed on the patient’s chest. The hearts electrical impulses are translated into a visual graph where the patterns allow the physician to detect if disease or damage is present.
- Digital Imaging Diagnostics and Interventional Radiology: use of minimally-invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat disease, such as PCI/angioplasty. Thanks to advancement in digital imaging diagnostics and interventional radiology, many conditions that once required surgery can be treated less invasively by interventional radiology. Interventional Radiology is used to diagnose and treat a wide number of heart and vascular problems.
- Cardiac Rehabilitation: professionally supervised wellness programs that aid in the recovery of heart attacks, heart surgery and PCI procedures such as stenting and angioplasty. Our cardiac rehabilitation programs include education and counseling services in addition to monitored exercise to help patients increase physical fitness, reduce cardiac symptoms, improve health and reduce the risk of future heart problems.