John R. Hurt, MD, FACC, is a board-certified cardiologist with Orlando Health Medical Group FHV Health. He specializes in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. A few of his clinical interests include transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, pacemakers and coronary interventions.
Cardiovascular disease affects the heart and blood vessels and may result in heart attack or stroke, primarily caused by blockages inhibiting blood flow. The risk of heart attack, stroke and others may be increased by pre-existing health conditions like diabetes and high cholesterol and lifestyle factors like smoking and obesity.
Often, a patient is unaware of an arterial blockage until the artery is blocked 70 percent or more. At this stage, symptoms may range from severe leg pain to complete loss of circulation and, potentially, the beginning of gangrene.
What Is Interventional Cardiology?
As an experienced interventional cardiologist, Dr. Hurt works quickly to perform the diagnostic studies needed to identify the exact location of a blockage of the circulatory system such as those in the carotid arteries or lower extremities. To restore blood flow to affected areas, he may use minimally invasive techniques, including angioplasty and stents, while more severe diseases may require bypass surgery.
Advanced Cardiac Care
Dr. Hurt brings the most advanced cardiac care to his patients through:
- Cardiac catheterization
- Consultative care
- Coronary PTCA and stenting
- Stress testing
- Permanent pacemakers
- Nuclear cardiology
Dr. Hurt’s Training
Dr. Hurt earned his medical degree from the University Central del Esté School of Medicine in the Dominican Republic. His postdoctoral training includes a residency in internal medicine at Mount Carmel Health and fellowship in cardiology at the Ohio State University, both in Columbus.
About Dr. Hurt
He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine with certification in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.