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Monday–Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Our Answering Service Is Available for After-Hours Calls

Effective March 1st, 2018 - Dr.  Hotchkiss will no longer be associated with Charlotte Heart and Vascular.

He will continue with his practice in the same location.  His staff can be reached at 941.629.5356.



Charlotte Heart & Vascular Institute is based in Port Charlotte, Florida. Our cardiology practice was founded in 1999 by Dr. Mario Lopez, Dr. Terence Connelly, Dr. Sergio Cossu, and Dr. Agustin Collado.

Experienced Cardiologists

Our cardiologists have years of experience practicing cardiac medicine in Charlotte County. Our physicians concentrate on the early detection of cardiovascular diseases, so many conditions associated with heart disease can be prevented. Our well-trained and dedicated cardiologists and staff manage and follow up your condition once diagnosed.

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Charlotte Heart & Vascular Institute

Research Studies

Our practice is involved in many national and international research studies.  Our Certified Clinical Research Coordinators are dedicated to provide outstanding care to patients.  Our patients along with the research staff and physicians collaborate to advance the latest pharmaceuticals and technologies.

Mission Statement

Charlotte Heart & Vascular Institute is committed to providing patients with convenient access to high-quality care. We believe that providing high-quality care is not only about the medical advice that we dispense, but more importantly about the relationships we have with our patients. We continue to be a leader in innovative medical practices and are one of the first clinics in the area to offer online health services to our patients.