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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.

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.

  • Vascular Disease

    Inside your body is a vast network of veins and arteries, pumping blood into your heart, your brain, and everywhere else — all keeping you active and healthy. Because many vascular conditions are lifelong, our specialists continuously monitor and adapt your treatment plan to your unique needs. 


Access Advanced Technology for Your Heart

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

For people who have severe aortic stenosis (a narrowing of the heart’s aortic valve) and may not be candidates for open-heart surgery, groundbreaking procedures like TAVR offer a safer alternative.

AdventHealth surgeons and invasive cardiologists were some of the first in Florida to perform this less-invasive option, which is done through a small incision in the leg.

With advanced procedures like TAVR, we’re elevating our heart care and improving clinical outcomes that mean fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries for our patients.

WATCHMAN FLX™

The WATCHMAN FLX is a small device that’s implanted inside the left atrial appendage (small pouch in the top left heart chamber), closing off a part of the heart where blood clots most commonly form.

Implanting the FLX is a minimally invasive, one-time procedure that helps prevent blood clots, lowering your risk for stroke. The procedure is completed within an hour and patients commonly stay in the hospital overnight and leave the next day.

If you’re experiencing an irregular heartbeat and can’t tolerate blood thinners, the FLX could help. To see if this device could be right for you, click below to learn more or call our team today.

Call Our Team at 352-690-5621.

Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)

Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) is a hybrid procedure that was developed to treat patients with carotid artery disease who are at risk for open surgery.  Carotid artery disease is a form of atherosclerosis, or a build-up of plaque in one or both of the main arteries of the neck.

The TCAR procedure is performed through a smaller incision in the neck and in less than half the time of a carotid endarterectomy.

Patients who undergo the TCAR procedure recover quickly so you can return back to living a productive life with less pain and smaller scars. 

 

 

Philips Azurion Image-Guided Therapy

In the operating room, advanced technologies mean smarter, safer and more efficient procedures. The Azurion image-guided therapy platform from Philips is one such next-generation technology we use in cardiovascular procedures.

This system gives our cardiologists superior imagery and surgical precision. It can also put the controls at your bedside, so your doctor doesn't need to step away to review your measurements. With smarter systems like Azurion, our heart experts are better able to treat complex cardiovascular issues to help you heal.

Certifications and Accreditations

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  • AdventHealth is recognized as HeartCARE Center 2021 by the American College of Cardiology

    HeartCARE™ Center

    The American College of Cardiology has a new HeartCARE Center: National Distinction of Excellence program, recognizing hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to a comprehensive, high-quality culture.  AdventHealth Ocala, the only hospital in Marion County, earned this distinction in 2021 as part of “the elite group of U.S. hospitals that are going above and beyond to ensure each patient that comes through their doors has access to consistent, highest-quality cardiovascular care.”

  • AdventHealth is a certified organization for Transcatheter Valve procedures by The American College of Cardiology

    TAVR Certification

    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) replaces a diseased aortic valve with an artificial valve. Certification from the American College of Cardiology focuses on the essential quality components pertaining to TAVR and now includes requirements for mitral valve transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) procedures. It provides a framework to ensure hospitals are meeting high quality standards for transcatheter multidisciplinary heart teams, formalized training and shared decision-making.

  • AdventHealth is an accredited organization for Heart Failure by The American College of Cardiology

    ACC Heart Failure Accreditation

    Facilities accredited by the American College of Cardiology have found that employing best practices and implementing other proven quality initiatives leads to greater operational efficiency and a more consistent approach to treatment throughout the continuum of care. Accreditation demonstrates our commitment to our patients, our community, and our exceptional clinicians and staff.

  • AdventHealth is an accredited organization for Electrophysiology by The American College of Cardiology

    ACC Electrophysiology Accreditation

    Electrophysiology (EP) Accreditation is an operational model that merges the latest science and process improvement methodologies within the Electrophysiology lab. This Accreditation is the result of diligent work by leading electrophysiologists. It incorporates recent guidelines and expert consensus statements by recognized professional organizations regarding the care of electrophysiology patients.

  • AdventHealth is an accredited organization for Chest Pain Center by The American College of Cardiology

    ACC Chest Pain Accreditation

    Chest Pain Center Accreditation is a quality improvement program designed for hospital cardiovascular teams that are focused on the efficient and effective care of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. Chest Pain Center Accreditation recognizes consistent, high-quality processes across the continuum of care.

  • AdventHealth is an accredited organization for Cardiac Cath Lab by The American College of Cardiology

    ACC Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation

    Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation recognizes our holistic approach to the assessment, treatment and management of patients receiving cath lab services. Participation in this program helps us implement all the pre-, peri- and post-procedures that are essential to the safe care and efficient scheduling of patients through the cath lab.

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.

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Know Your Heart Disease Risk

To feel whole, it’s important to keep your heart healthy and strong. As the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, heart disease can be silent for many people. You can take charge of your health today, and the first step is knowing your risk.

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Early Heart Attack Care Can Save a Life

Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) education can help you recognize the warning signs of a heart attack. By learning about the early signs of cardiac arrest and understanding the risk factors, you could help a loved one (or yourself) get critical care faster — which can greatly improve outcomes.

Vascular Disease Treatment

Find Relief From Vascular Disease

Inside your body is a vast network of veins and arteries, pumping blood into your heart, your brain, and everywhere else — all keeping you active and healthy. When you experience leg or foot pain, hypertension (high blood pressure), or stroke, it may be a sign that your blood flow has been disrupted. When that happens, you likely need treatment for vascular disease. At AdventHealth Ocala, we have the specialized expertise to care for you. Whether that means prescribing medication or performing surgery, you can trust us to help your blood start flowing freely again.

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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.

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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