Founded more than 25 years ago, The Heart and Vascular Institute at JFK Medical Center has become a premier facility for comprehensive cardiovascular care, earning a national reputation for excellence in the process. When your heart is at stake, few hospitals can offer more advanced technology, more experienced heart care specialists and a greater range of support services to effectively diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease.
First in Cardiac Care
The Heart and Vascular Institute is known for its "firsts" in the cardiac field. We were the first in the nation to implant a metabolic pacemaker, which automatically adjusts to increased physical activity and emotional stress of users. We were also the first in Florida to use DCA (directional coronary atherectomies) and the first in Palm Beach County to use the Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator and to open an outpatient Cardiac Catheterization Unit.Cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists at JFK Medical Center are among the first in the United States, and the first in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, to perform the Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure (TAVR).
Today, The Heart and Vascular Institute is the premier facility of its kind in the county. We perform more Open-Heart Surgeries, Cardiac Catheterizations, Angioplasties and related diagnostic procedures than anyone else. According to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, The Heart and Vascular Institute has the best surgical outcomes in Palm Beach County for coronary bypass surgery-exceeding other leading heart centers throughout the country. For recovering patients, we offer the county's largest Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.
Using the area’s most advanced, noninvasive diagnostic tests, the talented team at JFK Medical Center accurately assesses your heart condition. These procedures—available to both inpatients and outpatients—include electrocardiography, Holter monitoring, echocardiography and stress tests. The Heart and Vascular Institute at JFK Medical Center was the first hospital in the region to offer a specialized diagnostic procedure known as transesophageal echocardiography, which provides remarkably high-quality images of areas in the back of the heart that are difficult to see with a standard echocardiogram.
A highly skilled team of physicians specializing in internal medicine, cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology treats heartbeat irregularities with the most sophisticated tools available today. The Heart and Vascular Institute is one of a few hospitals in the United States to offer atrial fibrillation ablation, a procedure for effectively shutting down specific areas of the heart that trigger abnormally fast rhythms. JFK Medical Center's Electrophysiology (EP) Lab is the premier facility in Florida. Our EP Lab is the second busiest in the southeastern United States.
Through our active participation in some of the country's leading clinical trials, we're able to bring cutting-edge treatments and procedures to our patients. Our collaboration with many of our physicians has enabled us to participate in well over 200 clinical trials.
Please call the Research Department directly to inquire about our current enrolling trials. There may be one that is appropriate for your cardiovascular need. You may reach us at (561) 548-1414.