Expert Heart & Vascular Care Close to Home

We provide convenient cardiovascular care throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties across our 11 hospitals, specialty physician practices and renowned centers of excellence: Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute.

Meet Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute's Chief Medical Executive

Dr. Nguyen is the director of minimally invasive valve surgery and chief medical executive of Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Barry T. Katzen Medical Director Endowed Chair. He is an internationally recognized minimally invasive heart surgeon and believes that small incisions make a big difference. His outcomes score in the top 98.7% in the national Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ (STS) database. Dr. Nguyen recently came from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where he was the chief of cardiothoracic surgery and Charles Schwab Distinguished Professor. During his tenure at UCSF, Dr. Nguyen helped transform cardiothoracic surgery, while establishing benchmark figures in quality, outcomes and research.

Meet Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute's Chief Medical Executive
Meet Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute's Chief Medical Executive

Meet Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute's Chief Medical Executive

Dr. Nguyen is the director of minimally invasive valve surgery and chief medical executive of Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Barry T. Katzen Medical Director Endowed Chair. He is an internationally recognized minimally invasive heart surgeon and believes that small incisions make a big difference. His outcomes score in the top 98.7% in the national Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ (STS) database. Dr. Nguyen recently came from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where he was the chief of cardiothoracic surgery and Charles Schwab Distinguished Professor. During his tenure at UCSF, Dr. Nguyen helped transform cardiothoracic surgery, while establishing benchmark figures in quality, outcomes and research.

Refer a Patient

Refer a Patient

Does your patient need specialized heart and vascular care? Our team of experts use the latest advancements to diagnose and treat any heart condition. Call us to refer your patient — we’re here to help.

Pioneering The Cures Of Tomorrow

Pioneering The Cures Of Tomorrow

Our researchers play a vital role in helping us better understand heart and vascular disease. They participate in a wide variety of clinical trials dedicated to improving treatments that will ultimately lead to better patient outcomes. Learn more about their work and what it means to be involved in a clinical trial.

Patient Testimonials

“I was in the hospital overnight and part of the next day after the procedure,” Mr. Villari recalls. “I immediately felt much better. And I had a much easier time of breathing. I wasn’t as tired as I was prior to the surgery. I felt more energized."
-David Villari

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“I am feeling absolutely fine. I have no pain,” says Ms. Schwartz, who is again enjoying what brings her joy – shopping. “I can walk. I feel very healthy. I’m ready to go.”
-Mona Schwartz

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“I did the right thing by coming to Dr. Patel, coming to Baptist Hospital,” Mr. Rutty says. “I would have liked to stay at home, but I did what was best for me.”
-Burns Rutty

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"Dr. Lee was, without question, the most experienced and talented vascular surgeon in Florida and probably in the South,” Dr. Dienst says.
-Ted Dienst, M.D.

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Don’t Delay Care

Don’t Delay Care

Your health and safety are our top priorities. Call 911 immediately if you’re experiencing heart attack or stroke symptoms:

  • Arm, back, jaw or neck pain
  • Arm weakness
  • Chest discomfort
  • Cold sweat
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Dizziness
  • Face drooping
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath

Our emergency rooms have the equipment and expertise to help you as quickly as possible.



Check if Your Insurance is Accepted

We accept a wide range of health insurance plans. See if your plan covers the heart and vascular care services we provide.

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