Cardiologists in Charlotte County

Whether you have an emergency or a planned procedure, the cardiovascular specialists at Fawcett Memorial Hospital offer expert, compassionate cardiac care in Port Charlotte, Florida.

To learn more about the cardiology services provided at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 685-1599.

Nationally recognized cardiac care

To become a leading cardiac hospital, it takes an experienced team dedicated to excellence. We are proud to be recognized by Healthgrades with the Patient Safety Excellence Award for the third year in a row putting Fawcett Memorial Hospital in the top 10% in the nation for patient safety. The hospital was also awarded America's 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™ (2021, 2019). This is a result of superior clinical outcomes in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, carotid surgery, and peripheral vascular bypass surgery.

Our cardiovascular team

The cardiovascular team at Fawcett Memorial Hospital is comprised of highly respected physicians and staff members who specialize in all types of cardiovascular procedures. Our cardiovascular team includes:

  • Cardiovascular technicians
  • Echocardiography technologists
  • Physicians and cardiologists
  • Registered cardiovascular invasive specialists
  • Registered nurses

Cardiovascular procedures

Our cardiac specialists offer a wide range of procedures and treatments, including:

  • Angioplasty and stents
  • Bi-ventricular insertion
  • Bypass surgery
  • Cardioversion
  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization (cath)
  • Echocardiography (echo), including transesophageal echo
  • Ejection fraction
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)/signal averaging
  • Electrophysiology
  • Generator change
  • Heart monitoring sensor
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Holter monitoring
  • Implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) insertion
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP)
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Open-heart surgery
  • Pacemakers
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Peripheral diagnostic and intervention
  • Pacemaker insertion, temporary and permanent
  • Stress testing
  • Stroke reduction for atrial fibrillation (Afib)
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Tilt table test
  • Vascular ultrasound

Open heart surgery program

Our open-heart surgery program means our community has access to a high level of cardiac care, close to home. Open-heart surgery is performed on the heart muscle, valves, arteries, or the aorta and other large arteries connected to the heart.

Our cardiac hospital's advanced lab

Our Cath and Echo/ECG lab allow us to determine how well your heart is working, identify abnormalities and provide the technology needed to open blocked arteries. We use the latest imaging equipment and most advanced data collection technology. Our lab also features cutting-edge, digital technology that allows us to quickly store, share and retrieve ECG information, anywhere and anytime.

Our Cath and Echo/ECG Lab is located on the first floor in the west section of the hospital, near the emergency room.

Cardiac rehabilitation

We offer both phase I inpatient and phase II outpatient cardiac rehab programs for patients who have been diagnosed with heart disease. Major components of the program include physical activity, stress management, education and nutritional counseling. During cardiac rehab, our licensed nurses monitor patients while they exercise. Our advanced system alerts our team to any ECG changes during an exercise session, allowing us to provide the appropriate intervention. Monitored exercise and physical therapy help patients gain the confidence and strength needed to return to the activities they enjoy.

Our cardiac rehab program offers many benefits to patients, including:

  • Assists patients in their recovery after a heart attack, open-heart surgery, angioplasty and other interventions
  • Educates patients about heart disease treatment and medications
  • Educates patients on how to recognize heart disease symptoms and when to seek treatment
  • Reduces the potential for additional heart problems through risk factor modifications
  • Strengthens patients' muscles and increases the efficiency of their heart and lungs

Cardiac rehab admission

If you are interested in our cardiac rehab program, please speak with your healthcare provider. Your doctor will either write you a prescription or will send us the order.

Once we receive your physician's order, we will schedule an evaluation appointment. During your 40-minute evaluation, we will assess your recovery and specific needs, address any of your questions and provide details of our program.

After the evaluation, we will select your cardiac rehab start date and session time. Participants are scheduled three times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Your program will last 12 weeks or 36 visits.