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Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

With an extraordinary history of pioneering treatments and procedures, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is driven by innovation that saves lives. Since it was founded in 1987, Institute physicians have pioneered less-invasive techniques to treat aneurysms, stroke and heart disease, and have been part of many groundbreaking research trials. Yet, without funding, many of our greatest achievements would have been opportunities missed. Donors who partner with our physicians bring these advances to people whose lives depend on them.​

The generosity of donors played a significant role in the completion this year of the Institute’s $120 million expansion project. The state-of-the-art facility includes additional space and cutting-edge technology, facilitating the creation of several new, specialized programs bringing together multidisciplinary teams of specialists to treat the cardiovascular system as a single entity.

The expansion added 60,000 square feet of new space and included 40,000 square feet of renovations, nearly doubling the size of the Institute to 150,000 square feet in order to accommodate a growing number of patients and procedures. The expansion includes a state-of-the-art Cath lab, representing the first North American installation of the Philips Azurion Image Guided Therapy (IGT) system. The system is designed to anticipate what clinicians need, when they need it, to make procedures flow intuitively and support a superior patient experience. The newly expanded Institute, with its cutting-edge equipment and unique programs, allows our internationally respected physicians to continue their visionary work.

One of the first elements of the three-year project was the expansion of Baptist Hospital’s Surgery Center, which now includes six large operating rooms dedicated to neuroscience, cardiac, vascular and robotic surgery. The Institute also added four new advanced endovascular suites with enlarged gallery viewing areas for enhanced teaching and learning opportunities.

In designing interventional suites of the future, two of the new endovascular suites have glass walls and a video system that allow people to sit in a theater-style chair outside of the suite and control what they are watching using an iPad. Viewers from different disciplines or in training each can have their own unique user interface that allows them to pick and choose which parts of the procedure they want to watch, all with communication with the suites.

Additionally, the Institute makeover created the National Center for Aneurysm Therapy — the first in the world — a Center for Structural Heart Therapy, Center for Critical Limb Ischemia and an Advanced Arrhythmia Therapy Center. It is here where physicians are doing research to discover more cardiovascular disease breakthroughs.

The expansion now provides even greater promise to our patients, with new state-of-the-art interventional procedure suites; an expansive, high-tech gallery for observation, diagnostics and greater teaching opportunities; and, rese​arch space for more than 120 clinical trials.

Giving Options
Gifts to Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute may be designated to specific areas of interest, or to the general fund to benefit the Institute where the need is greatest. Every gift makes a difference.

Leave a Lasting Legacy
A limited number of legacy recognition opportunities exist to associate your name with this innovative Institute while making a lasting difference in the lives of patients and families. For information, call us at 786-467-5400.


For more information about these or other giving options, call us at 786-467-5400.​​​​

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