Heart care at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda focuses on the functions and disorders of the heart and its connected circulatory system. According to the American Heart Association, 84 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, affecting blood flow throughout the body. Cardiovascular disease can lead to heart attacks, strokes or other serious complications.
Taking good care of your heart can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease that leads to a heart attack, stroke or other serious complications. Our cardiac care teams provide complete heart care services, from helping you create a heart-healthy lifestyle to performing lifesaving procedures in emergency situations.
Celebrating 30 Years of Hearts
This year we celebrate our 30-year anniversary since opening Charlotte County's first open-heart program, and the 5-year anniversary since opening the 50,000‐square‐foot Southwest Florida Heart Center, the only heart center in Charlotte County to feature all-private patient rooms, as well as:
- 9‐bed cardiovascular intensive care unit
- 9-bed post interventional cardiac cath unit
- 8-bed pre/post interventional cardiac holding unit (IVH)
- 2 open heart surgery suites
- 4 cath labs
- Electrophysiology lab
View a 360-degree virtual tour of the facility, including a patient room, catheterization lab, operating room and more.
Mended Hearts Program
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and the Southwest Florida Heart Center offer Charlotte County's only chapter of Mended Hearts - a national and community-based non-profit organization that provides support to those diagnosed with heart disease.
Mended Hearts volunteers include heart patients, their families, and others impacted by heart disease. Its members draw on personal experience as they offer peer-to-peer support to patients, family members and caregivers through hospital, online and phone visiting programs, support group meetings and educational forums.
For over 60 years, Mended Hearts has facilitated a positive patient experience by offering hope and education. We are proud to bring Mended Hearts to Charlotte County to continue their work in our community. To learn more, call the Mended Hearts information desk at the Southwest Florida Heart Center at (941) 766-4686, or email email@example.com.
If you are a heart survivor or family caregiver, we would like to invite you to our special educational and support session. Click here to see upcoming dates.