Dr. Arnoldo Ghitis, MD

Dr. Arnoldo Ghitis, MD

Interventional Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
60 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Arnoldo Ghitis, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Plantation, FL and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in interventional cardiology, cardiology, and more.Read his story

Heart and Health Institute Westside

8251 W Broward Blvd Ste 300

Plantation, FL 33324
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medico
  • Molina Healthcare
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 86% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 84% of peers
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Ghitis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ghitis "Dr Ghitis received his medical degree from The Universidad del Valle, Facultad de Ciencias de Salud in Cali, Colombia. He completed his Internal Medicine training at The Jewish Hospital (now Jewish-Barnes), associated with Washington University in St. Louis Missouri. He went on to complete a Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Missouri and finally, completed an additional year as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Ghitis has multiple Board Certifications including Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. He specializes in the treatment of most cardiac conditions including chest pains and coronary heart disease, arrhythmia, syncope and fainting, shortness of breath and congestive heart failure. Dr. Ghitis has vast experience practicing both General and Interventional Cardiology in Broward County, since 1992. For many years, he served as Director of Echocardiography and Chairman of the ECHO laboratory at Florida Medical Center. He also served as a member of the Medical Executive Committee at Westside Regional Medical Center. In addition, Dr Ghitis continues to serve as a Primary Investigator for several national and international medical research trials. His research findings have been published in various medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, JAMA, and American Heart Journal, among others."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ghitis "The primary care physicians and cardiologists of Heart and Health Institute bring comprehensive medical care to the Broward County community. Whether it's family care, cardiology, internal medicine, pulmonology, sleep medicine or diagnostic and laboratory testing, we are here to provide compassionate, caring and convenient services to you and your family."

3  Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

63  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Edema
  • Endocarditis
  • Fall
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocarditis
  • Obesity
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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35  Procedures


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Universidad Del Valle, Cali, Division De Ciencias De La Salud
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • St. Luke S Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of Missouri Hospital And Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University of Oklahoma
    Other Education | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ghitis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Plantation General Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Coronary Intervention Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Ghitis is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Ghitis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ghitis to family and friends
47 total reviews (31 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ghitis' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (31)

Toughest part of my appointment was finding the office building due to construction surrounding it! Dr. Ghitis was fine though seemed a bit short in his analysis with me....I'd like to think that was because it showed there's little currently to be concerned about as opposed to him being otherwise...more
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Follow up is not consistent. When a doctor deals with issues of the heart, it is of the utmost importance to follow up with a patient. I had a test almost 2 weeks ago and still have not received a call about the results.
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I have been under the care of Dr. Ghitis and his excellent staff since I suffered a heart attack and was taken by ambulance to West Side Hospital.... I was very fortunate that he was the doctor “on duty” that night. He saved my life. He is an excellent doctor and his staff at the Plantation office...more
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I have been under the care of Dr. Ghitis for many years now. He has performed several heart procedures on myself. I have the upmost trust in Dr. Ghitis. He His professional attitudes and demeanor is above reproach. I have literally trusted him with my life.
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Dr. Ghitis is one of the very very best cardiologist. He is kind, patient and caring. I am very pleased that he is my cardiologist and trust my life to his knowledge and skill.
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