Welcome to the Cardiac Fitness Center of St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center - the only hospital-based program of its kind on Long Island.

The center is located on the park-like grounds of The DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research and Education in Greenvale.

Located just off Northern Boulevard, its serene setting offers plenty of convenient and accessible parking.

Our popular fitness center enjoys more than 60,000 visits a year and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Visitors are greeted by our friendly staff to make sure every exercise session feels like a welcome visit.

All of our cardiac fitness programs are medically supervised by a doctor, registered nurses and other healthcare professionals, who are always on site.

Our award-winning center is equipped with state-of-the-art exercise equipment.

The workout circuit includes bicycles, treadmills, weight lifting stations and an indoor walking track.

All patients are prescreened for an appropriate fitness plan to ensure all of their cardiac needs are met.

Everyone is continually monitored for their progress by our highly dedicated staff.

For more information on how you can step up to better health and how we can help, call (516) 629-2040.


Welcome from the Chairman
Richard Shlofmitz Welcome to the Department of Cardiology at St. Francis Hospital. For over 30 years St. Francis has been the regional leader in cardiac care.

- Richard A. Shlofmitz, M.D., Chairman, Department of Cardiology

Cardiology Department - An Overview

St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center combines unrivaled expertise in cardiovascular medicine with top-ranked nursing and diagnostic imaging services to provide the very best in patient care.

St. Francis cardiologists are not only outstanding clinicians; they are also leading researchers and innovators who have helped to shape modern cardiovascular medicine. They include some of the country’s top specialists in noninvasive imaging, electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiothoracic surgery.

Patients at St. Francis Hospital have access to the most advanced, innovative tools for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Our physicians are equipped with the latest technology and state-of-the-art diagnostic services, including cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology studies, cardiac MRI, and CT scanning.

Interventional cardiologists offer a full range of leading-edge nonsurgical treatment options such as coronary artery stenting with state-of-the-art drug eluting stents, carotid artery stenting, radiofrequency ablation for arrhythmias, carotid, renal, and peripheral vascular angioplasty, balloon valvuloplasty for mitral and aortic heart valve disease, endovascular treatment of atherosclerosis, alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, and minimally invasive treatment for atrial septal defects. St. Francis is also the only hospital on Long Island participating in the Evalve clinical trial, which is exploring an interventional approach to heart valve repair.

The cardiothoracic surgeons at St. Francis Hospital are among the most experienced in the nation, performing more heart surgery than any other hospital in New York State with the best success rates.

You can find more information about St. Francis Hospital’s nationally recognized cardiac programs here:

Arrythmia & Pacemaker Center

Cardiac Fitness & Rehabilitation

Cardiac Diagnostic Imaging

Cardiac Outreach

Congestive Heart Failure Program

Interventional Cardiology

Pediatric Cardiology

Cardiac Outreach Program