Is Our Top Priority
Your heart is at the center of everything you do. It's your emotional center and your physical center. When things are off-center, you can count on us to put them right. At AdventHealth North Pinellas, formerly Florida Hospital North Pinellas, our nationally recognized cardiologists deliver comprehensive and compassionate heart care to our neighbors in the west Florida community. Our goal is simple: to provide heart care that lets you enjoy all that you do.
Caring for You
- Understanding Your Heart Health
You are unique and so is your heart. This is why at AdventHealth North Pinellas, formerly Florida Hospital North Pinellas, we want to learn about your lifestyle, from your diet and exercise habits to your sleep routine and stress level. Understanding where your heart has been can help us better figure out where we need to go, helping us create your whole-person care plan. Together, we'll discuss common heart conditions and explore changes you can make to improve your overall health and reduce your risk of heart disease. Our cardiologists will start by determining your risk of cardiovascular disease. Risk factors may include:
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Heart Risk Assessment
- Sleep Disorders
- Stroke History
- Vascular Disease
Once we have an idea of your heart's current health, we'll work with you to create a customized care plan that helps facilitate your active and happy future.
- Heart Care Screenings and Tests
You know your body, and you know when something isn't right. Our expert cardiology department will help you figure out what’s wrong with an initial screening to give us a proper picture of your heart’s health and check to heart conditions like heart failure, cerebrovascular disease, or atrial fibrillation and arrhythmias. Our cardiologists use the most-advanced technologies to help diagnose you quickly and accurately. Each of these technologies helps us quickly diagnose heart conditions and use the full strength of our skills to care for you. Your screening may include:
- CT Scan
- Electrophysiology (EP) – checks the health of internal electrical system that causes your heart to beat
- EnSite Precision™ Cardiac Mapping System – an innovative test that displays 3D position of cardiac electrical activity
- ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Program
- Stress Test
- Cardiac Treatments Created for You
When it comes to your heart, time is of the essence. Whether you need a quick diagnosis of your heart disorder or you need emergency heart attack treatments, our Florida-based cardiologists are always on call. Trained in rapid response techniques, we provide the onsite medical help you need when faced with a cardiac event, like a heart attack, heart failure, or cerebrovascular disease. When you've recovered, we'll continue to care for you with advanced heart disease treatments and support programs. The comprehensive cardiac treatments we offer include:
- Cardiac Ablation
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation
- Carotid Angioplasty
- Carotid Artery Surgery
- Heart Failure Treatments
Our cardiac care isn’t over when your procedures are done. Our Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program can help restore you to a life of strength and confidence through our comprehensive and personalized sessions over eight to 12 weeks. We’re here to encourage a life of heart wellness now and for years to come.
- Rewarded Program. Better Outcomes.
Your heart, like any muscle, needs a little exercise to stay strong. From walking the dog to playing in the park with the little ones in your life, keeping your heart healthy helps you live a full life. Because it’s so important, rely on a cardiology department that’s recognized for its attention to your heart care. We received the Women’s Choice Award for one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care in 2017 and 2018, as well as the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award in 2018. Our Heart Center is also known as an Accredited Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center, showing how dedicated we are to caring for you quickly and effectively. But, for us, it’s about saving lives. The awards are just an added reward. We’re proud to be known for our commitment to caring for you.
- Continuing the Healing Process
For patients who’ve recently suffered a heart attack or undergone cardiac surgery, our Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is there to help throughout the healing process. We effectively and efficiently transition participants back into their daily lives, and provide them with a toolkit that enables them to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Our outpatient cardiac rehab program serves Pinellas and Pasco counties. We have professional, multidisciplinary teams comprised of cardiologists, registered nurses, physical therapists and registered dieticians who are committed to helping you heal and getting you back to the life you enjoy.
Throughout our eight-to-12-week program, our patients receive personalized, individualized care that seeks to address their unique needs. Our team leads all of our patients through a closely monitored exercise program and educates them on ways to continue reduce their cardiac risks and managing their medications. We also assist patients with weight-loss goals, cholesterol management, blood pressure control, stress reduction and maintaining heart-healthy diets, as well as provide support to help patients stop smoking.
Other benefits of our Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program include:
- Improved Circulation
- Reduced Risk of Future Health Problems
- Decreased Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels
- Improved Ability to Sleep
- Stronger Bones
- Improved Strength and Flexibility
- Improved Diabetic Control
After meeting their initial treatment goals, patients can take part in an ongoing maintenance program to help them continue exercising in a supervised, supportive environment.
For Your Whole Life
Breaking down barriers to better heart health. That’s what multidisciplinary care means to us. Our Care Coordinators can connect you to the local nutrition, exercise, and surgical experts who can help you feel better and feel whole as you continue your journey to wellness. From helping with medication management to supporting your rehabilitation progress, our approach to cardiac care is simple: We’re here to help you get from where you are now to where you want to be.