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Please join us in welcoming our newest physician to the Charlotte Heart & Vascular Institue, Dr. Satish Velagapudi MD.


Expert in Cardiac Medicine from Port Charlotte, FL

With years of expertise in cardiac medicine and cardiology practice, we can assure you that you’re in safe hands!

Experienced Cardiologists

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. Our cardiologists have years of experience practicing cardiac medicine in Southwest Florida. Our cardiologists concentrate on the early detection of cardiovascular diseases that is why we are confident that many conditions associated with heart disease can be prevented. In addition to that, our well-trained and dedicated cardiologists and staff manage and follow up your condition once diagnosed.

Cardiac Medicine, Port Charlotte, FL

Cardiology Practice, Port Charlotte, FL

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.

Research Studies

Our practice is involved in many national and international research studies. We have Certified Clinical Research Coordinators that are dedicated to provide outstanding care to our patients. Having said that, patients along with the research staffs and physicians collaborate to advance the latest pharmaceuticals and technologies.