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What’s Your Heart’s Real Age?

Are you young at heart? Or have lifestyle factors or family history made your heart old beyond your years?

Take Bayfront Health Port Charlotte's free heart risk assessment to find out your heart's relative age and to learn more about your personal risk factors. You'll also receive tips to help you take control of your heart health and an instant report to share with your doctor.

Taking good care of your heart can help reduce your risk of heart disease and help you live a long and healthy life. The heart care team at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte is with you every step of the way - from preventive screenings and lifestyle support, through minimally invasive treatments and life-saving emergency care.

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Why Choose Us?

When you put your heart in our hands, you get the benefit of more than 30 years of experience in cardiac care, the commitment that brought the first open heart surgery to our community, and skills that can stop a heart attack in progress. Located on the campus of Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Southwest Florida Heart Center is Charlotte County's largest heart center and the only accredited Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The Center features:

  • Private patient rooms
  • 10‐bed cardiac intensive care unit
  • 9-bed cardiac-vascular surgery unit
  • 16-bed post-interventional cardiac unit
  • 8-bed pre/post-interventional cardiac holding unit
  • Two open heart surgery suites
  • Four cath labs including a designated electrophysiology lab
  • Charlotte County's only hybrid operating room, a space which integrates a surgical operating room and an X-ray imaging system to enable clinicians to work more efficiently by reducing preparation and procedure time.

Our Services

  • Interventional Cardiology: We offer a variety of catheter-assisted techniques to treat heart disease, including cardiac catheterization, atherectomy (rotoblater), balloon angioplasty and stenting.
  • Open Heart Surgery: When open heart surgery becomes the best treatment solution, our team performs advanced procedures such as coronary artery bypass surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), congenital heart disease repair and valve repair and replacement.
  • Heart Failure Care: We provide a management program that offers medical management, risk-factor management, minimally invasive catheterization techniques such as angioplasty and stent placement and implantable devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators.
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR): Bayfront Health Port Charlotte performed the first TAVR procedure in Charlotte County on Friday, July 12, 2019.
  • Heart Rhythm Disorders: We provide arrhythmia treatment from lifestyle-modification assistance to complex surgical treatment, including ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF), implantable devices including cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and pacemakers, and radiofrequency ablation.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking special precautions to keep our offices and other care environments safe for every patient.

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