Heart and Vascular Center

The Heart & Vascular Center

CRMC is Ready to Help You and Your Loved Ones When It Comes to Matters of the Heart.

The Heart & Vascular Center at Capital Regional Medical Center is a strong and growing cardiovascular program that cares for thousands of patients throughout North Florida. We are an accredited Chest Pain Center with board-certified physicians, trained nurses and other clinical providers working together as a team to deliver high quality cardiovascular treatment to patients throughout North Florida.

The Heart and Vascular Center at Capital Regional Medical Center has been providing quality heart and vascular care for over 20 years. We provide an entire line of services to ensure rapid, quality care for patients suffering from Coronary Artery Disease as well as Peripheral Artery Disease

Capital Regional Medical Center is home to Capital Regional Cardiology Associates with the area’s leading physicians in cardiac diseases and interventional cardiology. Services are accessed by direct physician referral with same day appointments available.

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Signs & Symptoms

In a heart attack, time is muscle. The faster it can be diagnosed and treated, the better the chances of saving cardiac muscle--and the patient's life. That's why Capital Regional Medical Center is an accredited Chest Pain Center and has a dedicated chest pain team with an organized approach to treating heart attacks. The hospital's highly trained and experienced medical professionals work together to offer patients fast and accurate care for chest pain.

Here are the telltale signs you may be having a heart attack.

  • pressure, squeezing, or pain in your chest
  • arm, back, neck, stomach, or facial pain
  • breathlessness
  • cold sweat
  • lightheadedness

In addition, women often experience atypical symptoms; including nausea and fatigue don't ignore your symptoms. Call 911 if you suspect a cardiac event and ask to be taken to Capital Regional Medical Center. With our I-Notify smart phone application you can let us know when you are on your way to the ER.

For more information on early detection, visit our Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) page.

What's Your Risk?

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in America. While certain risk factors are out of your control, such as increased age, gender, and heredity, there is a lot you can do to help lower your risk.

AngioScreen™ is a non-invasive vascular screening designed to assess your risk of heart attack and stroke.

Smoking can double and even quadruple your risk for a heart attack. In the case of a sudden cardiac event, smokers are more likely to die. Breathing secondhand smoke on a regular basis has similar effects for non-smokers.

Sedentary Lifestyle
If you often choose the couch over a brisk walk around the neighborhood, you may want to reconsider. Physical in-activity increases your risk for heart disease. Regular moderate exercise is proven to help in preventing coronary artery disease.

Being obese or overweight, particularly around the abdominal area, significantly increases your risk for developing heart disease as well as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol--all of which are risk factors.

For a referral to a cardiologist or internist on staff at Capital Regional Medical Center Visit our Physician Directory or call 1-850-325-3627

Patient Stories

Susan's Story

Susan Stafford, an attorney with the Florida Legislature, is one of the last people you would expect to have heart disease. The 61-year-old Tallahassee resident has been active and fit with a passion for hiking and travel.Then, one night after returning from a hiking trip in Oregon, she collapsed in her home and had to be rushed to the hospital. Doctors performed a heart catheterization and other tests that indicated a problem with her heart, but the exact problem eluded them.
Read Susan's entire story...

Debra's Story

Debra Coon’s heart problems crept up on her. The 54-year-old LibertyCounty resident had always been active outdoors with hunting, fishing and vegetable gardening, but within the last year, she began to feel more and more fatigued. By late 2011, it got to the point where minor exertions like showering and vacuuming left her feeling exhausted.
Read Debra's entire story...

For a referral to a cardiologist or internist on staff or for more information about The Heart and Vascular Center at Capital Regional, visit our Physician Directory or call 1-850-325-3627.

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