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Atrial Fibrillation Awareness

Did You Know? Sometimes the first symptom of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) a patient experiences is a stroke or mini-stroke. Symptoms of AFib commonly include a racing, pounding heart rate, palpitations, light-headedness, shortness of breath, or in some patients, there are no noticeable symptoms at all. How Does AFib Increase Stroke Risk? When the heart is…

Welcome Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Ajay Mhatre

Cardiovascular Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Ajay Mhatre to our practice. Dr. Mhatre is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine.He holds additional certifications in Vascular and Endovascular Medicine and is a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation. He received his Bachelor of Science degree…

Welcome Electrophysiologist Dr. Khaja

Cardiovascular Institute is pleased to welcome Cardiac Electrophysiologist Dr. Saeed Khaja to Panama City. Dr. Khaja has recently completed his fellowship training in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He attended medical school at Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine followed by residency and cardiovascular fellowship training at Advocate Lutheran…

Important COVID-19 Notice Before Your Next Appointment

Preventing the spread of Coronavirus has required many changes for local businesses and Cardiovascular Institute is no exception. Our goal is to continue to see our patients as scheduled, however we have a few new protocols we must follow to keep our patients and staff as healthy as possible. First, if you are sick or…

Now Offering Video Visits Through Your Smart Phone or Laptop

UPDATE:  Patients who will be accessing their TeleVisit from a smart phone will receive a text a half an hour before their appointment with a link.  Simply click on the link to access your appointment!  Easy!   Established patients with Cardiovascular Institute can now request video appointments in lieu of in-office visits during this time…

New Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation Now Available at Bay Med

Dr. Nghia Hoang is offering a new treatment method for atrial fibrillation – cryoablation.  This minimally invasive method uses extreme cold to create a frostbite scar in the area of the heart that is generating the abnormal heart rhythm.  This frostbite scar blocks the abnormal electrical signals and keeps the heart in normal rhythm. Research…

CVI Welcomes Dr. Nghia Hoang, Electrophysiologist

Cardiovascular Institute is pleased to announce that cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. Nghia Hoang, has joined our practice. Dr. Hoang is certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Internal Medicine in Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and is a Certified Cardiac Device Specialist with the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners. Dr. Hoang received his D.O. at…

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Local Woman Shares Her Heart Attack Survival Story

Leslie Kolovich never imagined she could be at risk for a major heart attack.  She was just 52, a non-smoker, lived an active lifestyle and had a healthy diet.  She dismissed some of the warning signs as “just getting older” and “stress”.  Watch as Leslie shares her story of how she nearly died and what…