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The Heart Center at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is the Tri-County’s Only Comprehensive Cardiovascular Program

The Heart Center at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is the only hospital qualified to perform open heart surgery in the tri-county area. In addition to having the area’s only cardiac surgeon, the Heart Center offers the latest and most advanced treatments in cardiac care including cardiac catheterization with coronary angioplasty and stents, open heart surgery and coronary artery bypass graft surgery. These advanced cardiac treatments ensure that life-saving technology and treatments are available right here in our community.

The Heart Center at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center has been recognized by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, in its’ twelfth annual Hospital Quality in America study. The Heart Center received HealthGrades’ Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award, ranking it in the top 10% in the nation in Cardiac Surgery. HealthGrades annual study assesses patient outcomes, mortality, and complication rates at virtually all of the nation's nearly 5,000 non-federal hospitals.

For patients recovering from cardiovascular surgery and interventional cardiology procedures, Cardiac Rehabilitation at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center offers a program which assists the cardiac patient in achieving and maintaining a state of optimal health and daily living activities through education, regular exercise, dietary counseling and lifestyle changes. For more information about Cardiac Rehab at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, please call (850) 315-7870.

FWBMC has recently expanded the use of LifeNet modems to firefighters in our region to help save critical minutes in the lives of heart attack patients. Please view the following article for more information.

To speak with a registered nurse about your health questions or for a free physician referral, please call Consult-A-Nurse® 24/7 at (850) 864-0213.


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