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Award-Winning Cardiovascular Care

Your heart is much more than a muscle. It keeps your body and mind moving forward, powering your every endeavor. So when your heart needs healing, you want to know you’re in expert hands — and you'll have that assurance at AdventHealth Ocala.

Our cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac rehab specialists and nurses treat heart diseases with innovative therapies and leading-edge treatments, keeping your whole health in mind. Count on us to help you continue to follow your heart and live your best life.

How We Diagnose, Treat and Care for Your Heart

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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Cardiac Services We Offer

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  • Calcium Scoring

    This non-invasive test uses computed tomography (CT) to detect calcified plaque in the coronary arteries. A score of zero indicates a low risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), while a higher score is associated with a greater risk for CAD.

  • Cardiac MRI

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a painless test that uses radio waves, magnets and a computer to create detailed pictures of your heart.

  • Cardiac Rehab

    Our cardiac rehabilitation program includes extensive education, monitored exercise and a fitness program designed to help you maximize strength and regain independence.

  • Cardiovascular Surgery

    Common heart surgeries include valve repair or replacement, bypass and atrial fibrillation treatment. Many procedures are minimally invasive, depending on the specific operation and severity of the condition being treated.

  • Cardiovascular Ultrasound

    A cardiovascular ultrasound uses sound waves to examine the blood flow through the heart and arteries in the neck, arms or legs.

  • Diagnostic Cath Lab

    A thin, hollow tube called a catheter is inserted into the heart to determine how well the heart is functioning.

Heart and Vascular Conditions We Treat

  • Anemia
  • Aneurysmal Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Arterial Blockages
  • Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
  • Bradycardia
  • Blood Clots
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Venous Obstructions
  • Chronic Venous Obstructions
  • Circulation Disorders
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Limb Salvage
  • Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)
  • Obstructive Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Vascular Disease
  • Stroke
  • Ulcers of the Legs, Feet and Toes
  • Varicose and Spider Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Disease

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.


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.

Start With Heart Screenings and Diagnostics

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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
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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.

Keep Your Heart Beating Strong

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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.

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Wholehearted Care 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 care is simple: We’re here to help you get from where you are now to where you want to be.

Award-Winning Care You Can Trust

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

Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation

Our accreditation recognizes our approach to cath lab services and helps us implement all essential pre-, peri- and post-procedures.

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

Chest Pain Accreditation

This designation proves our competency in treating heart attacks with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) available 24/7.

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

Electrophysiology Accreditation

Our electrophysiology accreditation merges the latest science and process improvements with guidelines and expert consensus statements.

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

HeartCARE™ Center

This National Distinction of Excellence program recognizes hospitals that demonstrate dedication to a comprehensive, high-quality culture.

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

Heart Failure Accreditation

This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to our patients and clinicians as we employ best practices in heart failure care.

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

TAVR Certification

This certification highlights hospitals delivering high-quality TAVR and TEER procedures with formalized training and shared decision-making.

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Your Partner in Cardiovascular Wellness

Breaking down barriers to better heart health. That’s what multidisciplinary care means to us. From helping with medication management to supporting your rehabilitation progress, our approach to care is simple: We’re here to help you get from where you are now to where you want to be.