Cardiology

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Cardiovascular Care

Our Heart and Vascular Center can help you prevent, diagnose and manage your cardiovascular disease.

Our hospital is a Certified Chest Pain Center, Accredited in Heart Failure, Accredited Echocardiography Laboratory, and a Joint Commission Top Performer in Key Quality Measures for Heart Failure and Heart Attack.

Prevention

There are some key steps that you can take to prevent heart disease.

  1. Don’t smoke or use tobacco.
  2. Exercise for 30 minutes on most days of the week. South Bay Hospital offers classes to get you started as part of our H2U program.
  3. Eat a heart healthy diet. If you would like a free Heart Healthy Cookbook, request one by calling 813-634-0172.

Diagnosis and Management

We offer the latest technology to diagnose and manage cardiovascular disease including a state of the art Cardiac Cath Lab, EKG, Stress Testing, Nuclear Cardiology and more.

Invasive Cardiac Services

  • Pacemaker insertion
  • ICD Insertion
  • Peripheral Vascular

Non-Invasive Cardiac Services

  • Diagnostic Cardiac Cath
  • EKG
  • Stress Testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal Echo
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Tilt Table Testing

Cardiac Rehabilitation

This outpatient exercise program is intended for those with a history of angina or who are recovering from cardiac bypass surgery, heart attack, or stent placement.

Considered the maintenance phase of cardiac rehab, our Phase 3 program will help you create new healthy lifestyle habits while reducing the risk of recurring heart conditions. An Exercise Physiologist will provide you with an individualized exercise program with ongoing instruction on smoking cessation, weight control, and stress management.

Throughout the program, you will have access to treadmills, seated steppers, stationary bikes, an arm ergometer, wall pulleys, and arm and leg weights.