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Care You Can Trust With All Your Heart

When your heart needs healing, you want to know you’re in expert hands. You can count on the AdventHealth Heart and Vascular Program team. We’ve not only built a national reputation as a leader in comprehensive cardiovascular care, we’re committed to helping you live your very best life.

Access Advanced Cardiac Technology

We strive to provide the peace of mind that comes with knowing you're in capable and time-tested hands.  That's why we are early to adopt lifesaving and life-enhancing technologies.

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    TAVR

    AdventHealth surgeons and invasive cardiologists were some of the first in Florida to perform Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). This less-invasive option provides a safer alternative to open-heart surgery for patients who are considered moderate- to high-risk for open-heart surgery.

  • WATCHMAN™ Procedure

    The WATCHMAN™ procedure involves implanting a device inside your left atrial appendage (small pouch in the top left heart chamber) to close it off. If you’re experiencing an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) and can’t tolerate blood thinners, the WATCHMAN device could help prevent blood clots, lowering your risk for stroke.

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    Philips Azurion Image-Guided Therapy

    The Philips Azurion image-guided therapy platform provides our invasive cardiologists with superior imagery and surgical precision.  It also can put the controls at your bedside, so your doctor doesn't need to step away to review your measurements.

Comprehensive Care for Your Whole Heart 

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  • General Cardiology

    We diagnose and treat the full spectrum of cardiovascular diseases, offering testing and procedures such as pacemaker implantations, heart catheterizations, angioplasty and more.

  • Interventional Cardiology

    Using minimally invasive approaches, we treat congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease and congenital heart disease include angioplasty, diagnostic angiography, stent placement and more.

  • Structural Heart Disease

    Whether you were born with your structural heart condition or it formed later due to aging, infection or an underlying condition, our team will care for you with expertise and compassion.

  • Heart Rhythm Treatment

    From cardioversion, cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and pacemaker implantation to healthy lifestyle coaching, we’ll be there in a heartbeat with solutions for you or your loved one.

  • Cardiac Rehab

    After heart surgery, you need support that includes heart disease education, customized exercise plans, counseling and more. That’s why our team is specially trained to guide your every step.

Start With Heart Screenings and Diagnostics

If you’re concerned about your heart health, we can help you assess and manage your risks. Together, we’ll discuss your family history, cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as wellness factors such as diet, exercise and emotional health.

If you’re at risk of heart disease, you’ll have access to diagnostic tests and screenings, including:

  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Holter monitors
  • Loop recorders or event recorders
  • Stress tests

If you’re experiencing arrhythmia (an abnormal heartbeat), your cardiologist will recommend a cardiac electrophysiology study. This is a minimally invasive, catheter-based, non-surgical diagnostic procedure that tests how well your heart responds to mild electrical stimulation and pinpoints the source of the arrhythmia.

The electrophysiology study results can help you and your doctor decide whether you need medicine, a pacemaker, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), cardiac ablation or surgery.

Working to Keep Patients and Families Together

When you’re experiencing a health issue, you draw strength from having your loved ones by your side. That’s why AdventHealth Ocala allows you to invite two family members or friends to watch your Heart Catheterization procedure.

We know it’s a unique practice, but it’s an approach we’ve followed for years because it:

  • Allows your physician to immediately communicate with your potential caregivers 
  • Helps both you and the people you love have a better understanding of your condition
  • Provides insight on your treatment and what’s needed for your recovery

Together, we can help you recover well and get back to the life you love.

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At the Forefront of Cardiovascular Care

It’s wonderful to be nationally known and recognized. But what matters to us most is our ability to care for you or your loved one with advanced technology, skill, experience and compassion.

Find peace of mind knowing we care for thousands of patients annually. In fact, our cath lab performs over 4,000 invasive procedures — and our EP team sees over 650 EP patients — each year.

We also participate in national research studies, giving you access to treatments that aren’t widely available. Contact us for more details or to determine your eligibility for current studies.

United in Providing Outstanding Care

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    Chest Pain Accredited

    As the first hospital in Marion County to be recognized by the American College of Cardiology for demonstrated expertise and commitment to treating patients with chest pain, we’re bringing proven and compassionate heart care, close to home.

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    Healthgrades 2020 Coronary Intervention Excellence Award

    We have been recognized for superior clinical outcomes in coronary intervention procedures. Helping you heal and get back to living your best life is our true reward.

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    Member of the American College of Cardiology

    Through our membership, we show our commitment to transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health through innovation and knowledge.

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    American Heart Association Members

    Our cardiologists are joined in the AHA’s mission of being a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

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Get Personalized Guidance With Patient Navigation

You don’t need to face surgery alone. Our patient navigators provide personalized, one-on-one attention throughout your treatment, helping you:

  • Access online health tools
  • Find emotional and spiritual support resources
  • Get your prescriptions
  • Schedule follow-up and virtual appointments
  • Understand your discharge instructions