The Cardiovascular Center provides numerous patient care programs to treat routine and complex heart disease conditions.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised exercise, nutrition and lifestyle program designed to help patients with heart conditions and limit the physiological and psychological effects of cardiac illness.
The surgeons of UF Health Cardiothoracic Surgery in Jacksonville employ state-of-the-art technology and the latest surgical techniques to treat heart disease and lung and esophageal cancer, including minimally invasive and robotic surgery procedures that significantly improve outcomes and recovery time for patients.
Electrophysiology studies are tests that record and monitor the electrical activity of your heart. This type of testing can determine what causes abnormal electrical activity in the heart.
Heart disease prevention
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in the United States. There are ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, including avoidance of tobacco, maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly.
Heart failure is a major public health problem that strikes nearly 500,000 new patients each year. Heart failure can result from hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart attack and diseases of the heart muscle.
Blockages in the main arteries of the heart, a disease status called coronary artery disease, remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Certain areas of the heart may receive less blood flow because of these blockages. Interventional cardiologists are specially trained to evaluate and repair heart blockages.
Noninvasive diagnostic testing and cardiovascular imaging at UF Health Jacksonville focuses on diagnosis and follow-up of heart disease by using state-of-the-art technologies.
Peripheral artery disease
Peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, is a condition that affects blood circulation in places outside of the heart and brain, such as in the arms, legs or kidneys. PAD is caused by the narrowing of blood vessels and arteries.
Structural heart and valvular disease
Structural heart disease refers to a number of conditions that may be congenital in nature or abnormalities caused by other diseases or simple wear and tear that may come as a person ages.
Vascular disease is any condition that affects the vascular system, which includes the arteries, veins and vessels that move blood and lymph (white blood cells) throughout the body.
Women's cardiovascular health
Heart disease is the leading killer of both men and women in the United States. However, for more than two decades, more women than men have died of heart disease annually. Women face unique challenges and have particular needs when it comes to their heart health.