The Cardiovascular Center provides numerous patient care programs to treat routine and complex heart disease conditions.
Patients with complex heart diseases and conditions rely on the UF Health Cardiovascular Center in Jacksonville for leading-edge interventional therapies, many of which are offered nowhere else in Northeast Florida.
Have you been seeking answers and solutions to a chronic or newly diagnosed heart condition? Do you believe compassionate patient care must go hand in hand with the most effective clinical and therapeutic practices?
The UF Health heart team is composed of dedicated, caring professionals who are renowned for treating patients with the most serious heart diseases. The physicians, nurses and technicians who will see to your care remain on the forefront of advancing the science of interventional cardiology, noninvasive diagnostic testing and many other lifesaving medical disciplines.
Moving medicine forward
With a focus on quality patient care, our Cardiovascular Center moves medicine forward through state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative cardiac services. Internationally recognized as leaders in cardiac care, research and education, our doctors are here to serve you by furthering the UF Health mission to heal, to comfort, to educate and to discover through quality health care, elimination of health disparities, medical education, innovation and research.
The center has fully integrated comprehensive heart programs including a coronary interventional program, electrophysiology program, noninvasive diagnostic program and peripheral interventional program.
As faculty members of the University of Florida, our physicians participate in numerous national and international clinical trials and are able to offer their patients advanced treatment options available only at UF Health Jacksonville. On the academic side, our doctors oversee accredited fellowship training programs in cardiovascular disease, cardiac electrophysiology and interventional cardiology.
Our Cardiovascular Center staff is standing by to make the referral and transfer processes as easy as possible for you and your patients.
The Cardiovascular Research Program is comprised of a group of dedicated healthcare professionals whose main goal is to provide higher quality patient care.
Accredited Chest Pain Center
UF Health Jacksonville is an American College of Cardiology-accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation, their highest designation available.
First top-accredited chest pain center in Florida
In 2016, the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care accredited UF Health Jacksonville as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation.
This is the highest designation for chest pain centers and, at the time of the announcement, we were the only hospital in Florida and one of just 24 hospitals in the United States to hold this prestigious designation.
To receive accreditation, a hospital must:
- Always have staff on duty or minutes away from the facility to treat patients with the most serious heart attacks
- Be equipped with a robust hypothermia program for follow-up treatment
- Maintain a "no-diversion policy" for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients, which guarantees no one will be turned away or "diverted" to another health care facility at any time, for any reason
- Have a separate Multidisciplinary Resuscitation Committee with representatives from EMS, emergency medicine, nursing, surgery and administration
Be Proactive in Your Health Care By Getting a Qualified Second Opinion
Would you feel better to hear that a second physician supports your recommended treatment plan? You can arrange a consultation with an expert cardiologist or surgeon who can give you peace of mind when it comes to managing your heart health and moving forward with treatment.