Heart Diseases

Your heart races, you can barely catch your breath and you're overcome by a feeling of intense fatigue - unless you've just finished running a marathon, you could be suffering from the effects of an irregular heartbeat, also called an arrhythmia.
During 2011, Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute surgeons performed more than 1,600 vascular procedures, including open and endovascular operations for aortic aneurysms, occlusive disease of the extremities, cerebrovascular disease, mesenteric ischemia, renal artery lesions and venous disorders.
We treat more cardiac patients than any other hospital in the nation. Between 2004 and 2006, our surgeons repaired or replaced more than 1,500 valves.
A heart attack, also referred to as a myocardial infarction, occurs when the blood flow to the heart becomes blocked. In 2012, we cared for more than 1,600 patients with a primary diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction.
Heart failure affects more than five million Americans. Heart failure occurs when the heart can no longer pump blood efficiently to the body’s other organs, resulting in those organs failing as well.
Women are at risk for heart disease and heart attacks, just like men. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death among women over 65. American women are 4 to 6 times more likely to die of heart disease than of breast cancer and it kills more women over 65 than all cancers combined.