The Cardiac Services at Northwest Medical Center bring together the collaborative efforts and experience of highly skilled physicians, nurses, and other cardiovascular health professionals. Our cardiac services encompass a full range of diagnostic modalities, interventional procedures, and open heart surgery. Comprised of a team of experienced cardiologists, interventional radiologists, pulmonologists and internists, these specialists combine their expertise and knowledge to provide our patients with the latest scientific advances in their respective fields.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Until now, patients with severe aortic stenosis have had to give up much of what makes life enjoyable. But a new procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), means they won’t have to give up hope. This promising new procedure for those considered too high risk for traditional heart valve replacement, or those who were previously considered inoperable.
Emergency Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
Northwest Medical Center received the approval from the State of Florida to perform primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) services, which means our facility will have emergency coronary angioplasty available to our patients 24 hours per day, 7 day per week.
This initiative along with our stroke certification are two very tangible steps that we have taken to become the tertiary hospital of choice for our community. As we continue along this path of growth and development of our service lines and clinical programs, we are very proud to be a facility that is continually investing and adding services to meet the changing and growing needs of our community.
Our echocardiography laboratory is equipped with the latest cardiac transthoracic and transesophageal ultrasound systems. The Philips iE33 is a digital system that has enhanced tissue harmonic imaging with next generation broadband flow imaging. This advanced technology has the capability of viewing images throughout the facility and from physicians offices and home. Cardiologists also have a workstation for evaluation and analysis of the images.
Specialized procedures performed in the Echocardiography Lab include the following:
- Diagnostic 2-dimensional echocardiography with or without M-Mode, Color Flow, Mapping and Doppler
- Transesophageal echocardiography with multiplane transducer