You might not realize it, but you have one of Florida's best cardiovascular centers right here in Citrus County. With over a decade of experience in providing open-heart surgery, the Citrus Memorial Heart and Vascular Center has evolved into a regional powerhouse.
In fact, Citrus Memorial’s heart surgery program has been awarded the highest 3 Star Quality Rating for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Simply put, we provide the area's best heart care. Our team provides an array of treatment options from cardiac catheterization and coronary intervention procedures with drug eluting stents to open blocked arteries that can cause heart attack. We provide pacemaker and defibrillator implants to help correct abnormal heart beats and use advanced peripheral vascular treatments such as renal and femoral artery stenting to help restore normal blood flow to affected areas throughout the body. We now perform Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and Electrophysiology, and we're well known for being among the best in the nation for open heart surgery.
Our Cardiac Catheterization Lab features two high-tech cath suites; our Cardiovascular Operating Room and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit are dedicated to the observation and care of open-heart surgery patients. The Cardiovascular Progressive Care Unit is utilized to closely monitor patients needing telemetry after cardiac catheterization or cardiac surgical procedures. After discharge, many of our patients return to Citrus Memorial for Cardiopulmonary Rehab.
In each of these areas, our dedicated and compassionate staff will treat you like family and provide exceptional care to help keep your heart healthy.
Radial Heart Catheterization
For those eligible, our Radial Artery cardiac catheterization technique provides a less invasive approach through the wrist to detect and correct blockages in the heart, thereby reducing the chance of complication and providing a faster recovery. Patients often go home within hours of completing this procedure.
Minimally Invasive Techniques
To help reduce the risk and complications associated with more traditional open surgical methods and to promote improved healing that helps speed recovery, we employ minimally invasive abdominal aneurysm surgery to repair weakened areas of the aorta in the abdomen and carotid artery stenting procedures to correct narrowed arteries in the neck that provide blood flow to the brain. We even provide less invasive lung surgery techniques.