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Interventional Cath Lab
Sebastian River Medical Center expanded cardiac services to include cardiac intervention, adding a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab to its campus. This 5,000-square-foot facility allows our cardiologists to diagnose and treat cardiac patients right here in our community, instead of transferring them to other hospitals. After much planning, in conjunction with administration and medical staff, the new catheterization lab opened in April 2012 and expanded with a second lab in 2013.
The most accurate and comprehensive cardiac diagnostic tool is cardiac catheterization. It involves the insertion and passage of catheters into the arteries and veins to obtain X-ray pictures of the coronary arteries and heart chambers and to measure heart pressure. Cardiac catheterization diagnoses such problems as coronary artery disease, weak heart muscles and heart valve disorders, however, it’s not just diagnostic, it is also therapeutic. If a blockage is found, it can be treated by opening the artery immediately.
Charles Croft, MD, directs the Interventional Cardiology program. If you’re one of the millions of Americans with cardiovascular disease, it’s good to know that the Sebastian River Medical Center Cardiac Catheterization Lab is close by and ready to help. In the past, patients experiencing an acute cardiac event had to be transferred, which involves time and money. SRMC’s new unit will be able to provide timely healthcare to heart patients, which is critically important.
Heart Center of the Treasure Coast
Located at 330 17th Street, The Heart Center of the Treasure Coast offers cardiac services for our Vero Beach patients right in their own community. The center reopened after a full renovation in 2013 and is now officially a department of Sebastian River Medical Center, staffed with all hospital Associates and will follow all hospital protocols. This facility will allow for the performance of implantation of pacemakers, implantation of defibrillators, left and right heart catheterization, transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE), and cardioversion. Call the Heart Center of the Treasure Coast at (772) 562-6161.