Cardiac and Vascular Institute

Established in 1975, the North Ridge Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest open heart provider in Broward and Palm Beach counties. In fact, more hospitals and doctors transfer their cardiovascular patients to North Ridge than any other facility in Broward. At North Ridge, we utilize a comprehensive cardiac approach to support patients through various stages of treatment.

This approach has earned us the number one ranking in Florida in 2001 for our cardiac services, according to HealthGrades, a health information grading system. During this same period, HealthGrades has given us a five-star rating for cardiac performance, which places us in the top 5% of the nation for cardiac performance.

The Institute utilizes a comprehensive cardiac approach designed to support patients through every stage of treatment. North Ridge was one of the first South Florida hospitals to perform coronary artherectomy, and today we perform interventional procedures including stents, implants and lasers in advanced cardiovascular labs. Our cardiovascular program is complemented with four catheterization labs, an electrophysiology (EP) lab and dedicated interventional suite. The newly developed computer technology in the EP lab features real-time 3-D images of the heart’s electrical activity, which can guide treatment of potentially fatal or life-threatening irregular heartbeats.

For patient rehabilitation, the Cardio Wellness Center provides structured, customized treatments at the North Ridge Outpatient Center, located just south of the Hospital and Commercial Boulevard at 4650 N. Dixie Highway.

To further position itself as a leader, North Ridge participates in many ongoing investigational trials with the Federal Drug Administration, or Click Here For Research Information.

The wide range of services at the Cardiac & Vascular Institute include:

Cardiac Surgery

– Coronary bypass
– Valve replacement
– Aneurysm resection
– Pacemaker insertions
– TMR Laser

Interventional Cardiology

– Novoste (Brachytherapy)
– Atherectomy
– Coronary stents
– Balloon, valvular, laser angioplasty
– Intra-aortic balloon pump insertion
– Electrophysiology studies
– Angiojet

Interventional Radiology

– PTA and Stent Placement
– Percutaneous Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
– CT Smoker’s Protocol

Community Outreach/Wellness Programs

– Second Chance Heart Club Support Group
– American Heart Association Annual Heart Walk
– Lectures and Wellness Screenings
– Health Information
– Ready, Set, Cook for the Heart!