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  • Advanced diagnostic and imaging technology to determine the type and extent of heart disease.
  • Research studies that seek more effective treatments for heart disease.
  • Comprehensive heart failure care with the latest treatment options.
  • Specialized diagnostic and treatment services for state-of-the-art arrhythmia care.
  • Minimally invasive techniques to unblock arteries and improve blood flow.
  • Expert care for conditions that affect the arteries and veins.
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    Get trusted information about how your heart works, the different types of conditions that can affect your heart, and the types of procedures that you may be facing.

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    Understanding Heart Disease Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. Learn what you can do to keep your own heart healthy.
    Cardiac Tests & Procedures From a chest x-ray to an implantable pacemaker, here's a detailed look at the tools doctors use to help diagnose and treat heart disease.
    Heart Conditions and Diseases Arrhythmias, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure - find out more about heart problems and what you can do to prevent them.
    Women and Heart Disease Many women believe the stereotype that heart disease is a man's problem. But women are at higher risk for heart disease than breast cancer.
    Diabetes and Heart Disease Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in people with diabetes. Take steps right now to promote heart health.
    Congenital Heart Disease A congenital heart defect is a heart problem that is present at birth. The vast majority of congenital heart diseases have no known causes. Some of these problems may be caused by genetics.
    Cardiac Rehabilitation Your heart needs time to recover from a major trauma like heart attack or heart surgery. A cardiac rehab program can help you get back to normal daily activities.
    Managing Heart Disease Your specific treatment plan may involve one or more of these areas: monitoring your blood pressure, changing to a healthier diet, getting more exercise, and taking medications.
    Preventing Heart Disease Making certain lifestyle changes can reduce your risk for heart disease: Stop smoking, start exercising, and limit the saturated fat in your diet.


    A cardiac patient talks about the high quality of care he received at Sebastian River Medical Center after his heart attack. Drs. Shaikh and Khawaja discuss options for cardiac care and risk factors for heart attacks.


    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.

    Sebastian River's Heart Center

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of disability in the United States. At Sebastian River Medical Center, we provide comprehensive, technologically advanced heart care delivered by knowledgeable, experienced cardiac professionals. Our heart care specialists offer state-of-the-art heart care, from diagnosis and emergency intervention to the latest treatments, preventive education and rehabilitation.

    Contact Us
    Sebastian River Medical Center
    13695 US Highway 1 Sebastian, FL 32958
    (772) 589-3186