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 has cared for thousands of patients throughout North Florida for more than 30 years. We are an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and have board-certified physicians, trained nurses and other clinical providers working together as a team to deliver high-quality cardiovascular treatment options.

Our affiliated physician practice, Capital Regional Cardiology Associates offers physicians that specialize in cardiac diseases and interventional cardiology.

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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.

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.


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 physician referral, call (850) 325-3627.

Patient Stories

Debra's Story

Debra Coon's heart problems crept up on her. The 54-year-old Liberty County 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...

Bob’s Story

Bob Duchatkiewicz’s first experience with Capital Regional Medical Center came in 2011 when he was having some flu-like symptoms. Read Bob’s entire story...

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