About Our Heart and Vascular Services

Health First Heart & Vascular Services is dedicated to keeping your heart healthy so you can enjoy every moment in life. At Health First, our expert physicians, staff, and state-of-the-art cardiac and vascular services are located close to home, right here in Brevard County. And being close to home means closer to family and friends.

Health First Heart & Vascular Care
Health First Heart & Vascular

At Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center, Cape Canaveral Hospital, Palm Bay Hospital and Viera Hospital, and our outpatient facilities, we offer state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, treatment, and care including:

  • Cardiac catheterization laboratories
  • Cardiac and vascular surgical suites
  • Cardiovascular intensive care units and a coronary care unit at Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center

In the News
Minimally invasive procedures help hearts heal
Health First Valve Team Performs 100 TAVR procedures
Space Coast Medicine: Cryoablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Staying on top of Nuclear Medicine
Changing with times to help heart patients
Heart aarhthymia can occur at any age
Health First specialist restores rhythm to irregular heartbeats
Health First's Holmes Regional Earns Top Rating for Bypass Surgery
Health First Foundation's Grape Escape Raises More Than $400,000 For Hybrid OR Suite
Health First Valve Clinic Performs First TAVR Surgery In Brevard County
Brevard heart surgeon repairs body's 'plumbing'
RN becomes provider after being a patient
Brevard doc an 'electrician' for the heart

Plus an added layer of security with Brevard's only:

First Flight

First Flight, Brevard's only air ambulance serving East Central Florida since 1988, is the emergency helicopter transport service of Health First, based at Holmes Regional Medical Center. First Flight is operated by Metro Aviation.

First Flight is among the first responders in medical emergencies and traumas. We serve Brevard, Indian River, and portions of Osceola and Orange counties. Once First Flight's communications center receives a call, our communication specialist evaluates the flight request and immediately notifies the flight team. The helicopter is dispatched and en route to the scene within minutes, saving precious moments of the patient's "Golden Hour."

When transporting patients between facilities, the flight team is in the air within minutes of confirming the destination hospital is prepared for the new patient.

Level II Trauma Center

The Trauma Center at Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center is designed to treat the most life-threatening injuries. The Trauma Center serves all of Brevard County and portions of Indian River and Osceola counties.

The Trauma Center's goal is to provide a full-spectrum of trauma services, from safety and injury prevention programs, to advanced life-saving care for patients, to follow up treatment at our Trauma Clinic.

The state-of-the-art Trauma Center features:

  • Three acute resuscitation trauma rooms
  • Two trauma suites capable of expanding to treat up to ten patients
  • Located next to the Emergency Department for dealing with mass casualties/disasters
  • Direct access to First Flight air ambulance roof top landing helicopter pad
  • State-of-the-art digital radiology imaging and reporting, that improves speed of diagnosis and care


Health First VitalWatch is Central Florida's only "eICU" - electronic intensive care unit - that combines telemedicine, software, and 24/7 electronic monitoring technology.

VitalWatch provides Health First's critical care physicians and nurses the ability to monitor real-time vital signs, laboratory results, and complete electronic medical records of patients in the various intensive care units (ICU) at all four Health First hospitals from a central location.

This life-saving service is provided at no cost to the patient.

If necessary, the VitalWatch staff can also direct a patient's care on the spot via live audio and video connections to the patient's room. All information is transmitted over private data lines to ensure privacy and security.