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Cardiac & Vascular Services Offered in The Villages, FL

At CVC each patient is treated as an individual.

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At The Cardiac and Vascular Consultants (CVC) each patient is treated as an individual. Whether you are a patient, family member or a friend of a patient, our goal is to provide you with the best possible care while you are our guest at Cardiac and Vascular Consultants. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality cardiovascular care and services. Not only are our physicians experienced in providing quality care, our staff is also trained to respond to your concerns in a professional and care-filled manner.

In Office Services

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment and Disease Prevention

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and all other aspects of your cardiac and vascular health needs.

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

A disease that happens when the arteries that supply blood to heart muscle become hardened and narrowed. This is due to the buildup of cholesterol and other material, called plaque, on their inner walls. This buildup is called atherosclerosis.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Also known as peripheral vascular disease. A common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries, due to plaque, reduce blood flow to your limbs.

Before & After

Artery Anatomy

Diagnosis and Treatment

Symptoms Checklist

Venous Insufficiency (Venous Reflux)

Venous insufficiency is a condition where the flow of blood through the veins is inadequate, causing blood to pool in the legs. It can be caused by several different vein disorders, but it’s most often caused by either blood clots or varicose veins.

Informational Videos

Atrial Fibrillation

An abnormal heart rhythm characterized by rapid and irregular beating.

Our Same Day Clinic Services

Same Day Clinic: patient can be seen same day by any available provider for an acute ailment
Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound

Non-invasive, painless test that uses high-frequency sound waves to image the aorta, the main blood vessel leading away from the heart.

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

A chronic condition that affects the chambers of your heart and does not allow the heart to pump properly.

Cardiomyopathy

An acquired or hereditary disease of heart muscle, this condition makes it hard for the heart to deliver blood to the body, and can lead to heart failure.

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

A test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of your heart.

Stress Tests (Exercise and Nuclear)

Sometimes called a treadmill test; you'll walk on a treadmill and it will get more difficult as you go. Your electrocardiogram, heart rate, and blood pressure will be tracked throughout. If you are unable to perform an exercise test or if your doctor suspects a routine stress test didn't pinpoint the cause of symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath, a nuclear stress test may be ordered. It involves injecting a radioactive dye into your bloodstream and taking two sets of images of your heart — one while you're at rest and another after you heart is stressed.

International Normalized Ratio (INR)/ Prothrombin Time (PT)Testing

A blood test that measures how long it takes blood to clot and can also used to check whether medicine to prevent blood clots is working.

Holter Monitoring

A battery-operated portable device that measures and tape records your heart's activity (ECG) continuously for 24 to 48 hours.

Pacemaker Checks

Should be scheduled every 3-6 months after placement of pacemaker.

Carotid Ultrasound (Doppler)

Non-invasive diagnostic test used to check the circulation of the carotid arteries. It will show the blood flow from the heart to the neck.

Lake Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center (LCDC) Services

Hospital Services

Cardiac Catherization

is performed in an operating room that has special X-ray and imaging machines and are usually performed while you're awake, but sedated. An IV line will be inserted in your hand or arm, and will be used to give you any additional medications you might need during your procedure. You will also have monitors (electrodes) placed on your chest to check your heartbeat during the test. Just before the procedure, a nurse or technician may shave the hair from the site where the catheter will be inserted. Before the catheter is inserted in your artery, you'll be given a shot of an anesthetic to numb the area. You may feel a quick, stinging pain before the numbness sets in. After you feel numb, the catheter will be inserted. A plastic sheath will be inserted in the cut to allow your doctor to insert the catheter. A dye will be injected through the catheter, and X-ray images of your coronary arteries will be taken. For diagnostic purposes, images may be taken of your renal and peripheral systems as well.

Lower Extremity Angiogram (Peripheral cath)

Ssimilar to the cardiac catherization, a lower extremity angiography is a test used to see the arteries in the hands, arms, feet, or legs. Angiography uses X-rays and a special dye to see inside the arteries with fluoroscopy.

Coronary Intervention

Including Atherectomy, Thrombectomy, Angioplasty and Stenting.

Peripheral Intervention

Including Atherectomy, Thrombectomy, Angioplasty and Stenting.

Valvuloplasty

A type of endovascular surgery that uses balloon angioplasty to open or widen a stenotic heart valve. Valves treated could include: tricuspid, pulmonary, mitral, or aortic valve.

Transcathetar Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

A minimally invasive surgical procedure that repairs the valve without removing the old, damaged valve. Instead, it wedges a replacement valve into the aortic valve’s place. The surgery may be called a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).

Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)

A type of endovascular surgery used to treat the aorta, most commonly an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). When used to treat thoracic aortic disease, the procedure is then specifically termed TEVAR (thoracic endovascular aortic/aneurysm repair). The procedure involves the placement of an expandable stent graft within the aorta to treat aortic disease without operating directly on the aorta.