Cardiac Services


If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 and seek treatment at the nearest emergency department. Emergency cardiac services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Lake Regional. 

Exceptional Care

At Lake Regional, our cardiac care team is committed to exceeding national standards for patient care. Lake Regional patients with certain types of heart attacks are treated 40 minutes faster on average than the national guideline. Our average door-to-balloon time is 50 minutes; the national guideline recommends completion of this process within 90 minutes of a patient's arrival. According to the American College of Cardiology, the national average door-to-balloon time is 60 minutes.

Patients who suffer from heart disease receive comprehensive cardiovascular care, including cardiac catheterization, open heart surgery and cardiac rehabilitation. Lake Regional's Cardiac Cath Lab treats nearly 1,900 patients annually.

Learn more about diagnostic testing and cardiac treatment at Lake Regional.

Cardiac Specialists

Lake Regional's cardiovascular care team includes board-certified physicians who specialize in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, interventional cardiology and cardiovascular diseases. 


Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Pediatric Cardiology

Patient Stories


Eleven Steps

Ron White was halfway up a flight of steps when he realized he was in trouble. "I got to the eleventh step, and I had to stop, I couldn't breathe," Ron says. Today, thanks to the exceptional care of the Lake Regional Cardiac team and rehabilitation specialists, Ron can look forward to a long and active life. Read and watch Ron's story. 


Best Heart Care Anywhere

Before Helen Barnes had heart bypass surgery, she watched several family members struggle through long, hard recoveries from similar procedures. She’s happy to report that’s not the experience she had receiving care from Lake Regional.

Read and watch Helen's story. 

Not all heart attacks begin with sudden, crushing chest pain.

There are many symptoms you might not know about. For instance, pain in your arm, neck or jaw can be a sign of heart failure. See the following chart from the American Heart Association for more signs that you might be experiencing heart failure. 

Think you're at risk for heart disease? Talk to your primary care physician or call 573-348-8385.