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Cardiovascular Program

Open Heart Surgery

Open Heart Surgery is part of our comprehensive heart care program. A surgical procedure, called a coronary bypass graft, is often the solution for heart attack patients and those who are at risk for heart attack. Cardiac patients in need of open heart surgery will be cared for by a team of renowned cardiac surgeons who are members of the society of thoracic surgeon's national registry.

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Interventional Cardiology

Our cardiac catheterization team of board-certified interventional cardiologists and highly trained, experienced support staff provides the broadest possible range of solutions for intervention of coronary disease (blockages that prevent circulation in the heart), peripheral vascular disease (blockages that prevent circulation in your legs), carotid artery disease (blockages in the arteries that cause a stroke) and septal defects (hole in the heart).

Our program boasts an area low door-to-balloon time, which is measured from the time the patient with complete artery blockage is opened in the cardiac cath lab. The national guidelines is 90 minutes; our average door-to-balloon is well below that. A delay in treatment impacts the level of disability and can even mean the difference between life and death.

The cardiovascular program also offers:

  • Cardiac Angioplasty/Stenting
  • Heart valve replacements and repairs
  • General thoracic surgery
  • Electrophysiology
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator implants
  • Peripheral vascular services, such as peripheral atherectomy and/or stent placement, femoral artery bypass grafts (to bypass blockages in the femoral artery)so patients can have better circulation in their legs and carotid stenting or endarterectomy (to open blocked carotid arteries to prevent stroke).
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (to prevent death from rupture of this major artery)

All these procedures can be done on both an elective or emergency basis, and a cardiothoracic surgeon and interventional cardiologist, along with their teams are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with advanced technology.

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

Our Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit is devoted exclusively to cardiac patients. Specialized cardiac care nurses help patients recover quickly so they can return home within approximately five to seven days. The multidisciplinary team of the hospital's cardiovascular service line works together with patients and their families to ensure the best post-operative care.

Robotic Mitral Valve Repair

The robotic version of mitral valve surgery leads to less scarring and a shorter recovery period. The average recovery time is a 3.5 day hospital stay, and a full recovery much sooner compared to traditional open-chest heart surgeries. Learn more about our.

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Cardiac Cath Lab

The Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Orange Park Medical Center opened in 2009 to perform emergent and elective cardiac interventions. These include angioplasty and stent placement to open blocked coronary arteries.

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Electrophysiology Lab

The Heart & Lung Center's Electrophysiology Lab boosts the latest technology for diagnoses and treatment of cardiac rhythm management disorders.

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