NCH Heart Institute

Learn about the NCH Naples Heart Institute
Welcome to the Shick Heart Center

The NCH Downtown Naples Hospital is home to one of the most successful cardiac programs in the nation. Our mortality rate is less than half of the national average and we have been ranked among the top 5% in the Nation for overall Cardiac Services and Cardiology Services for 6 consecutive years. Our services include: invasive cardiac procedures, Coronary Artery By-pass Graft and Cardiac Valve surgeries, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness programs.

Combined with a highly qualified, experienced professional staff, the Cardiac Catheterization labs and custom-designed Cardio-vascular surgical suites, offer state-of-the-art technology to care for the cardiac patient.

is designed to stop a heart attack before it happens. It is an aggressive treatment plan that can begin as soon as the emergency medical treatment is initiated either with paramedics or in the emergency room. The treatment allows for minimal to absolutely no heart muscle damage. This program has resulted in a phenomenal reduction in cardiac mortality.

Watch this patient describe his experience with Code Save-A-Heart

Code Save-A-Heart Direct Infarct Angioplasty Program

Invasive Coronary Procedures (Procedures which involve entering the body)

  • Code Save-A-Heart Direct Infarct Angioplasty
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Electrophysiology Studies
  • Peripheral Angioplasty Laser Therapy
  • Transmyocardial revascularization CO2 Laser
  • Minimally Invasive Valve repair with da Vinci Robot
  • Mini-Maze Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Shick Heart Center 2008 statistics:

- 1287 Coronary Angioplasty Procedures

- 1975 Diagnostic Coronary Procedures

- 489 Open Heart Surgeries

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