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active in clinical research, lecturing and teaching. Now, as the Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Center, he is working to expand research into the development of new device therapy to improve patient care. “You can't do this without a sort of team approach. This is a 24/7 commitment on the part of the team for 365 days a year,” Dr. Shimshak said. “We can't do any of what we do without that level of commitment from the staff as a whole, and we have that even though this is a small hospital. That is what attracted me to come here.”

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The Heart and Vascular Center staff consists of board-certified diagnostic cardiologists, three interventional cardiologist, vascular surgeons, cardiac radiologist, cardiovascular technologists, registered nurses, and support staff. “Everybody has their own expertise and something they bring to the table in taking care of the patient,” said RN Ann Glinski, who is Supervisor of the Heart and Vascular Center. “They all put their best foot forward every day to do the right thing for the patients. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication from each of those individuals to do the volume that we do.” Last year, over 944 coronary angioplasty/stent procedures were performed at Florida Hospital Heartland, with a success rate of 98.6 %. The Heart and Vascular Center's level-one cath labs treated a total of 2,884 cases in 2015, including implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators, catheter ablations, vascular surgeries and peripheral vascular procedures. “A year ago, we had 24 percent growth „

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