Our mission is to provide you with the best cardiology care based on an individualized treatment plan designed just for you.
At the Soffer Heart Institute, we utilize the Soffer LIT methods and philosophy to treat all of our patients. LIT, which stands for Least Invasive Techniques seeks to use the least invasive or natural technique whenever possible. LIT is based on the principle that, first and foremost, the body should be permitted to heal itself wherever possible.
Utilizing high-tech in-office diagnostics applying the most up to date research and cutting-edge technology, combined with old fashioned medical care and respect our patients, the Soffer Heart Institute is fast becoming a model for optimal medical care.
We are dedicated to making you feel at home throughout your medical evaluation and treatment procedures. We will thoroughly evaluate your condition with the latest research and techniques available, answer any and all questions that you may have, and present you with a carefully tailored treatment plan that best suits your individual needs. We strive to treat you like family every step of the way. Now patients can have it all; an academically affiliated, experienced Board Certified Cardiologist dedicated to personalized attention to his patients.
We encourage you to take your time and review the website and menu of services and feel free to ask any questions that you might have in our Contact Us section.
Heart Disease, also known as Cardiovascular Disease, refers to conditions that involve blocked or narrowed blood vessels that may lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke, as well as infections and conditions that affect your heart's muscle, valves or beating rhythm.
The various diseases that fall under the umbrella of heart disease include diseases of your blood vessels, such as coronary artery disease; arrhythmias (heart rhythm problems commonly known as an irregular heart beat); heart infections; and congenital heart defects (those defects one is born with).
With healthy lifestyle choices, certain types of heart disease can be prevented, treated and improved.
Dr. Soffer is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. The Soffer Heart Institute employs the most advanced technologies and research available to diagnose heart disease, rule out other possible causes of your symptoms and determine the most appropriate treatment. In addition to a physical examination, discussion of heart disease risk factors, and review of your family medical history, your diagnostic testing may include one or a combination of the following:
After meeting with you and performing a thorough diagnostic evaluation, we tailor a treatment specifically for you depending on the cause and severity of your coronary artery disease. Recommended treatment may include one or a combination of the following:
Offered uniquely by the Soffer Heart Institute, ECP therapy is a safe, non-invasive, outpatient treatment option for patients suffering from ischemic heart diseases such as angina and heart failure. Clinical studies show, over 75% of patients benefit from ECP therapy and sustain improvement up to three years post- treatment.
Read Dr. Soffer's article on how ECP can save countless lives.
The following are examples of several medications we commonly use to improve blood flow to your heart and to prevent the progression of heart disease:
Living a healthy lifestyle can prevent or slow development of coronary artery disease. Soffer Heart Institute, along with Mina Soffer MS, LMHC, our in-house psychotherapist, offers many services and programs to encourage a healthy lifestyle, including:
These types of programs focus on lifestyle changes, exercise and eating habits that help you become and stay healthy, and to live a longer, happier and more fulfilled life.
While it is our philosophy to employ the Soffer LIT methods prior to recommending more invasive treatments, inevitably, some patients will require some form of invasive surgery to improve their conditions. In so doing, one or more of the following may be recommended to open blocked artieries:
The Mitral Valve Prolapse Program at the Soffer Heart Institute is a comprehensive program dedicated to diagnosing and treating MVP and its associated syndrome. Dr.Soffer has been acutely interested in this common but often misunderstood abnormality since the early 1990's. In fact, he and his team have authored a book on the subject which is available on www.amazon.com.
Our MVP program is one of only a few in the world that have the experience, knowledge and professional staff capable of comfortably treating patients with MVP and MVP Syndrome from all over the world. Our site serves as a blogosphere of patients that have either been treated here or have found our information useful through the years.
Our site serves as a blogosphere of patients that have either been treated here or have found our information useful through the years.
Mitral Valve Prolapse is a common heart irregularity; it has been estimated to occur in as many as 5% of the American population. The condition is generally not life threatening and the majority of patients have no symptoms. The heart has two valves on each side. The valves purpose is to make sure that blood flows through the heart the right way. They act like a door. Mitral valve prolapse is when the mitral valve flaps do not close properly. As pressure builds inside the left ventricle (chamber) it pushes the mitral valve back ("billow") into the left atrium (upper chamber) which may cause a small leak Mitral valve prolapse is a common heart irregularity, and is also called the click murmur syndrome due to the click murmur heart sound that can be heard by your doctor.
Our Comprehensive Mitral Valve Prolapse Program Services Include:
Physician fees, diagnostic fees and testing fees are covered by most insurance policies.
Your educational session with a licensed counselor on the nature of Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome may also be covered by insurance.
Soffer Heart Institute accepts the following insurance providers:
Aetna, Avmed, Beechstreet BCBS, Coventry, UHC, AARP Medicare, NHP, Jackson Memorial Healthcare, Preferred Medical Plan, Cigna, Corvel Corp, Dimension, Florida Health ADMS, GHI, Humana, Healthnetwork One, Medicare, PHCS, Simply, One source, Medica, Positive Healthcare, Medicaid.
At Soffer Heart, we utilize the Soffer LIT methods and philosophy to treat all of our patients. LIT, which stands for Least Invasive Techniques, seeks to use the least invasive or unnatural technique whenever possible. LIT is based on the principle that, first and foremost, the body should be permitted to heal itself wherever possible.
Day in, day out, at Soffer Heart and Vein Institute, this philosophy permeates all that we do. It is why we stand apart from other cardiology offices. After practicing for almost 20 years, intimately training cardiologists from around the world in the most up to date technologies and research, speaking in front of nearly all of the major pharmaceutical companies and medical associations, and becoming a leader in the field of cardiology, Dr. Soffer has come to the realization that the Soffer LIT methods provide the best improvement, overall quality of life and satisfaction for his patients. Espousing the Soffer LIT methods is engrained in each member of our staff and is the mantra of the Soffer Heart and Vein Institute.
We feel that we owe it to our patients to exhaust all Soffer LIT methods before recommending more invasive techniques that cause a greater burden and stress on the body.
Ask us about the latest Soffer LIT methods and why we are different.