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University of Miami Hospital

Cardiology

Cardiology

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Roughly 600,000 Americans die of heart disease every year-accounting for one in every four deaths. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing more than 385,000 Americans annually.

At University of Miami Hospital, patients suffering from heart disease of all types will find world-class, multidisciplinary cardiac care delivered by the region’s leading specialists using the most advanced technology and the very latest research from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

For your convenience, all cardiology services are available under one roof—from assessment, evaluation and diagnosis to treatment, surgery and rehabilitation.

We invite you to take this complimentary 7-minute test to determine your risk for cardiovascular disease. If you need a specialist, UM Hospital has top doctors backed by the research and medical excellence of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Cardiac Services at University if Miami Hospital:

Diagnostic Services

To understand precisely what’s going on with your heart, University of Miami Hospital offers comprehensive diagnostic services using the latest technologies available. A variety of non-invasive and minimally invasive tests let your doctor get a clear picture of your heart, see how it’s functioning and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.

Some of the cardiac diagnostic tests available at University of Miami Hospital include:

  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Stress Tests
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac CTA (Computed Tomography Angiogram)
  • Calcium Scan
  • Holter Monitor
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)

Cardiac Catheterization Lab

The Elaine and Sydney Sussman Cardiac Catheterization Lab at University of Miami Hospital provides advanced imaging capabilities and pinpoint accuracy for new and complex procedures such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), mitral valve repair and other minimally invasive procedures, such as valvuloplasty, and other coronary and peripheral vascular interventions.

The first of its kind in the U.S. and equipped with the most advanced technologies available, this state-of-the-art hybrid lab is a multidisciplinary facility where cardiologists and heart surgeons can perform procedures together and address an array of conditions that might arise on the spot rather than schedule additional procedures—saving time, money, and lives.

Multi-Disciplinary Clinic

University of Miami Hospital is home to a Multi-Disciplinary Clinic staffed by specialists in Cardiology, Pulmonology, Electrophysiology, Rheumatology, Gerontology, and Endocrinology. Here, patients can come for evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of conditions including Hypertension, Hypertrophic Cardiac Myopathy, Dyspnea, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardiovascular Risk in Athletes, and Lipid Disorders.

Patients taking statins such as Crestor or blood thinners such as Coumadin can also visit the Clinic as needed for their regular lab work and check-ups.

Included is a dedicated program in structural heart disease, which includes therapies for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, closure of patient foramen ovale (PFO), and ventricular and atrial septal defects (ASD, VSD), closure of paravalvular leaks, valvular heart disease.

Surgical Services

For cardiac patients who require a coronary bypass or other type of surgery that can’t be performed using minimally invasive techniques, University of Miami Hospital has surgical suites equipped with the very latest technology.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Healing from a major cardiac event or cardiovascular procedure requires a structured recovery process that provides physical and psychological guidance and support as patients take steps to return to their normal activities. The nationally certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at University of Miami Hospital gives cardiovascular and pulmonary patients the tools and guidance they need for a full recovery, including exercise, stress management, education, nutrition, and other components of healthy living.

Cardiovascular Diseases

The cardiovascular system is made up of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), as defined by the American Heart Association, include coronary heart disease (coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease); stroke (brain attack); high blood pressure (hypertension); and rheumatic heart disease.

About 80 million US adults have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease.

  • Overview of the Vascular System
  • Vascular Conditions and Diseases
  • Medical Management of Vascular Conditions
  • Varicose Veins
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Thrombophlebitis
  • Renal Vascular Disease

Learn more about Cardiovascular Disease in our Health Library

Carlos E. Alfonso

Carlos E. Alfonso, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-243-5554

Antonio R. Barquet

Antonio R. Barquet, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-243-5554

Benjamin  Befeler

Benjamin Befeler, M.D.

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-545-6575

Henry N. Chua

Henry N. Chua, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-545-5465

Mauricio G. Cohen

Mauricio G. Cohen, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Associate Professor of Medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-243-5554

Francis N. Crespo

Francis N. Crespo, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-326-3343

Eduardo J. DeMarchena

Eduardo J. DeMarchena, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Associate Dean for International Medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-243-5554

Miguel A. Diaz

Miguel A. Diaz, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Michael D. Dyal

Michael D. Dyal, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Joseph B. Esterson

Joseph B. Esterson, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, Hospitalist

Appointments: 305-243-5554

Jeffrey  Fox

Jeffrey Fox, DO

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-264-5252

Lauren E. Frost

Lauren E. Frost, M.D.

Specialty: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Michael S. Gordon

Michael S. Gordon, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-243-5554

Enrique J. Huertas

Enrique J. Huertas, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Juanita A. Hunter

Juanita A. Hunter, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

Appointments: 305-585-6683

Hector B. Jimenez

Hector B. Jimenez, M.D.

Voluntary Assistant Professor (Medicine)

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-325-0913

Francisco J. Jimenez Carcamo

Francisco J. Jimenez Carcamo, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Richard E. Kardon

Richard E. Kardon, DO
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics

Appointments: 305-243-5430

Juan C. Londono

Juan C. Londono, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-243-4000

James R. Margolis

James R. Margolis, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-654-6850

Pedro O. Martinez-Clark

Pedro O. Martinez-Clark, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-243-3015

Doralyn  Maya

Doralyn Maya, PA

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine, Physician Assistant

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Rolando C. Mendizabal

Rolando C. Mendizabal, M.D.

Voluntary Professor (Medicine)

Specialty: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-325-4541

Onkar S. Narula

Onkar S. Narula, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-324-6700

Aurelio A. Ortiz

Aurelio A. Ortiz, Jr, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Francisco S. Palacios

Francisco S. Palacios, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-858-0315

Roberto  Reyna

Roberto Reyna, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Surgery, Thoracic Surgery-(Congenital) Cardiac Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Paolo  Rusconi

Paolo Rusconi, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatric

Specialty: Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

Appointments: 305-585-6683

Satinder K. Sandhu

Satinder K. Sandhu, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Professor of Pediatrics

Specialty: Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

Appointments: 305-243-5430

Eugene J. Sayfie

Eugene J. Sayfie, M.D., FACP, FACC
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Associate Professor of Medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-243-1010

Alan H. Schob

Alan H. Schob, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine Chief, Catheterization Laboratory, Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-243-5554

Chad  Shaykher

Chad Shaykher, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-754-1654

Mary C. Sokoloski

Mary C. Sokoloski, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Specialty: Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

Appointments: 305-243-5430

Giancarlo  Speziani

Giancarlo Speziani, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-663-3377

Sethuraman  Swaminathan

Sethuraman Swaminathan, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics

Appointments: 305-243-5430

Srinivas  Tummala

Srinivas Tummala, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty:

Appointments: 954-210-1090

Nestor R. Villamizar

Nestor R. Villamizar, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Specialty: Thoracic Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-2363

Zachariah P. Zachariah

Zachariah P. Zachariah, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Appointments: 954-772-2200

Joseph  Zebede

Joseph Zebede, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine

Appointments: 305-243-4000

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