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About CCC

CCC means Coastal Cardiovascular Consultants. It was established by Dr. Enrique Rivera and Dr. Ashok Krishnamurthy. Dr. Rivera had been in Bradenton since 2003 and Dr. Krishnamurthy joined the team in 2008. Both have been in cardiology practice for dozen years.
According to American Heart Association report, Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women.
Coastal Cardiovascular Consultants is committed to individuals, like you, that are concerned about their heart health and may require specialized cardiac care.
CCC provides comprehensive state-of-the-art cardiovascular care and noninvasive in office testing, using the latest technology to diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease.

CCC Mission

Coastal Cardiovascular Consultants is serving the Community by providing comprehensive high quality, state-of-the-art, cardiovascular care to all people not only from Manatee County and Surrounding Communities but from all over the world...

CCC Vision

CCC strives to shape the future of Cardiovascular Care by using innovative, technically advanced approaches to providing patient focused care for all people.

Why Choose Us

Every physician and member of our staff is dedicated to help you maintain the highest level of cardiac and overall health. We take pride in providing exceptional, caring and personalized cardiac care to each one of our patients, each and every day. Please call us at 941 345 1950 to make an appointment.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Enrique Rivera

M.D., FACC., FSCAI., Board Certified

Dr. Ashok Krishnamurthy

M.D., FACC., Board Certified

Mary Ellen Meiring


Cheryl Lasater


Dr. Enrique Rivera's biography

Dr. Enrique Rivera has been in practice since 1998.

After completing his fellowship at the University of Florida, Gainesville, he remained as an Assistant Professor of Medicine / Interventional Cardiologist at University of Florida. Dr.Rivera has been practicing in Manatee County for the past 13 years. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology and Internal Medicine.

Dr.Rivera is a Lieutenant Colonel / Senior Flight Surgeon with the Air Force Reserve. He has participated in multiple deployments around the world including Operation Enduring Freedom 2001. He is an Senior FAA Examiner and regularly performs flight physicals for general aviation pilots.

As a Principal Investigator Dr.Rivera is currently affiliated with Sarah Cannon Research Institute enrolling patients in multiple research studies.

Dr.Rivera is also actively involved in Structural Heart Programs to include Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) at Blake Medical Center and with the Mitral Valve Clip and Watchman Procedures at Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Dr.Rivera remains active in aviation as a private pilot and enjoys fishing.

Office Services

- Venous Ablation

- Sclerotherapy

- Microphlebectomy

- Coumadin Management

Hospital Services

- Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention

- Peripheral Procedures and Intervention

- ASD Closure


- Tilt Table

- Cardioversion

- Carotid Angiogram/Stent

- Pacemaker & ICD Implants

- Dialysis Declot

- Angiogramm/Declot

- Thoracic Endograft

- AAA Endograft

- Angiography

- Valvuloplasty


- Mitral Valve Clip

- Watchman Procedures

- Hemodialysis access

- Deep Venous Thrombosis Management

- Endovascular aneurysm repair


- Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine, Bayamon, Puerto Rico

- Residency - Internal Medicine, University of South Florida

- Cardiovascular Fellowship - University of Florida, Gainsville

Hospital Affiliations

- Blake Medical Center

- Manatee Memorial Hospital

- Lakewood Ranch Medical Center


- English

- Spanish

Dr. Ashok Krishnamurthy's biography

Dr. Ashok Krishnamurthy: has been in practice since 2004. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Further he has sub-specialty certification in Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology.

Dr. Krishnamurthy was awarded the Dr. Ziady Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Care of the Cardiac Patient (June 2004). This award is for the best Cardiology fellow among the graduating class of 14 fellows.

His special interests include Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging and heart disease in Women. Dr. Krishnamurthy is actively involved in the TAVR program at Blake Medical Center.

Services & Treatments

- Cardiology Consultation

- Stress Testing

- Electrocardiogram

- Heart Disease in Women

- Atrial Fibrillation

- Transesophageal Echocardiogram

- Congestive Heart Failure

- Coronary Heart Disease

- Cardiac Catheterization

- Treatment of Heart Attack and Heart Failure


- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

- Blake Medical Center

- Manatee Memorial Hospital


- English

- Tamil

MaryEllen Meiring's biography

MaryEllen Meiring, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC has been with our practice for many years. Her background includes internal medicine, urgent care, family practice, women’s health, urogynecology, student health, and cardiology.

She is a graduate of the university of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and holds a BSN (1996), BS-Psychology (1996), and Masters of Science degree in Nursing (1998).

MaryEllen was involved in multiple research studies in nursing and psychology during her college years. She received the Chancellors Award for Excellence and was featured in USA Today as a member of the 1996 All-USA College Academic Team.

MaryEllen has precepted nurse practitioner students in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Florida.

Cheryl Lasater's biography

Cheryl Lasater, MS, ARNP, NP-C joined our practice almost 3 years ago. Her background includes internal medicine, emergency medicine, women's health and open heart surgery.

She also has been active in teaching for many of the nursing colleges locally including Galen College, SCF and MTI. She currently works precepting students from USF who are preparing to work as NPs.  She is board certified in adult medicine. A graduate of USF-Tampa, she holds a Master's degree in science.

Cheryl is also part of the TAVR team at Blake Medical Center.