The Fort Lauderdale Heart Institute is a cardiovascular center featuring highly skilled specialists and offering the latest in diagnostic technology to assess the condition and performance of the heart in health and disease. Here, state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization and coronary arteriography provide the most accurate method of diagnosis available by revealing the exact location and extent of problem areas within the blood vessels of the heart and its valves.
Under the direction of one of the nation’s most outstanding cardiologists, Zachariah P. Zachariah, M.D., the Fort Lauderdale Heart Institute, located within Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, leads the field in cardiac catheterization and balloon angioplasty.
The Fort Lauderdale Heart Institute has achieved one of the highest safety records in the nation for these highly specialized procedures. Over twenty-eight thousand catheterization procedures have been performed at the Institute with minimal risks to the patient. In addition, over eight thousand PCI (balloon angioplasties to clear obstructions in coronary arteries without bypass surgery) have been done to date. Coronary angioplasties performed by Dr. Zachariah P. Zachariah and his associates at the Fort Lauderdale Heart Institute have a very high success rate.
For added security, in rare cases where a patient must be referred immediately for emergency bypass surgery, Holy Cross Hospital has one of the finest open heart surgery teams in the country, headed by top cardiovascular surgeons from the renowned Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, and other major cardiovascular institutions.
The Fort Lauderdale Heart Institute and Holy Cross Hospital make up one of the leading heart centers in South Florida.