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Heart Diseases

Lee Health: Our Expert Cardiac Care 

Lee Health invites you to read more about inventive, modern treatments for congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, and congestive heart failure. Our team of cardiologists are ready to help you understand and manage your heart health.

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Understanding Heart Disease

Heart disease is used to categorize a variety of conditions that affect the heart. From heart valve diseases to congenital heart defects, understanding your unique heart condition is an important part of living a heart-healthy life.

Related to Heart Disease

  • Using the latest techniques, our expert team can find out what is causing your heart rhythm and put a treatment plan into action. Lee Health Cardiology can help diagnose and treat any heart conditions. Visit our location in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Estero, and Bonita Springs.

Common Heart Diseases

Acute Coronary Syndrome
Acute Coronary Syndrome sometimes referred to as unstable angina is a general term used to describe a range of conditions associates with sudden, reduced blood flow to the heart, including heart attack (myocardial infarction)  and unstable angina.

Angina (Chest Pain)
Angina, also known as angina pectoris, refers to pain originating from the heart. This sensation may be felt as chest pain or pressure in the chest.

An arrhythmia is an irregularity in the pace at which the heart beats that, in turn, causes a variation in the pulse rate such as:

  • Atrial Fibrillation
    Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a type of cardiac arrhythmia or abnormal heart rate rhythm
  • Bradycardia
    Bradycardia is an abnormally low heart rate of fewer than 60 beats per minute.
  • Tachycardia
    Tachycardia is a heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute.

Cardiomyopathy is any disease or condition that changes the structure of or weakens the heart muscle.

Congenital Heart Disease
Congenital heart defects (CHD) are problems with the heart's structure that developed in the womb or early development and are present at birth or shortly thereafter.

Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease commonly known as CAD refers to any illness that affects the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle.

Heart Failure
Heart failure can be caused by several different cardiac complications ranging from cardiomyopathy to congenital problems, but the most common cause of heart failure is Coronary artery disease (CAD). 

Valvular Heart Disease
The heart has four heart valves that function as one-way gates, opening and closing to allow the chambers to fill and empty at opportune moments. When something is wrong with one of these valves, you have heart valve disease.  

Cardiology Specialists Serving Fort Myers and Cape Coral

What is Lee Health's approach to Cardiac Care & Heart Disease?

We offer the most advanced and effective treatments to our patients and in many cases, the treatments we provide are not available anywhere else in the region.

Medical Services

In office procedures (noninvasive):

  • Cardiovascular health evaluation
  • Carotid ultrasound
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Cardiac monitoring
  • Coumadin management
  • 2D and 3D echocardiography
  • EKGs
  • Exercise stress testing
  • Holter monitoring/event recorder
  • Lipid management
  • Nuclear cardiology studies
  • Permanent pacemaker/ICD follow up
  • Vascular studies
  • Rapid diuresis (for heart failure patients)

Hospital procedures (invasive):

  • Transcatheter aortial valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Coronary artery angioplasty and stenting
  • Carotid artery stenting
  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Cardioversion
  • Radio-frequency catheter ablation of arrhythmias
  • Permanent pacemaker
  • Implantable defibrillator (ICD)
  • Transesophageal echo (TEE)

Who should I contact?

If you have symptoms of one of the above conditions contact your doctor. If you do not have a doctor, call Lee Physician Group at 239-481-4111 or our cardiothoracic surgery group at 239-343-6341. For questions related to cardiology care or services, email us at [email protected]


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