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The Heart Center - Affiliated with Duke University Health System

Providing a comprehensive answer for all of Central Florida and the Treasure Coast, The Heart Center at Indian River Medical Center, affiliated with Duke Medicine, provides a full range of cardiac services, from 64-slice CT, diagnostic cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiology, to cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery and peripheral interventional procedures.

The first of its kind in Florida, the affiliation with Duke Medicine, a world leader in cardiac care, gives patients the opportunity for improved medical outcomes and enhanced quality of life. The Duke affiliation provides IRMC's staff with a full team of professionals for specialized training and consultation and access to the Duke heart team and their decades of experience in heart-related research, treatment, and education. Duke consistently ranks among the top-10 heart centers in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.

Each year 60 million Americans suffer from heart disease. Heart disease accounts for nearly 40 percent of all deaths in the United States and is the leading cause of death in Florida.

Keep your heart close to home at The Heart Center of Indian River Medical Center.

In addition to cardiac surgery, IRMC's cardiac and thoracic surgeons provide state-of-the-art lung surgery.  Dr. Mark A. Malias leads a multidisciplinary group of physician specialists who review lung cancer patient's cases to help them and their primary care physicians determine their best, personalized treatment. In some cases, an innovative, minimally invasive procedure called VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery) can be utilized in which Dr. Malias can remove a lobe or part of the lung through a tiny incision.

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