Providing Cardiovascular Treatment You Can Count On

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Dedicated to Caring for You With Expertise and Heart

For over three decades, our AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute at AdventHealth Tampa has been healing hearts in Tampa Bay, providing access to the best and brightest cardiac experts in the area. Our highly skilled teams are consistently among the first in the nation to perform new procedures such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Caring for you with expertise and compassion is at the heart of everything we do.

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The Gold Standard in Heart Care

Top Ranked

Putting you first made us stronger. AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute, formerly Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, is nationally recognized for heart and chest pain care by the American Heart Association, the Joint Commission, and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.


AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute works to provide you better care every day. Consistently among the first in the nation to perform new procedures such as the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and the Watchman Procedure, patients at the institute have access to the most recent advances in medicine — bringing you new therapies and technologies before they’re widely available.


To better serve you, AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute’s physicians, nurses, technicians, and staff have worked for more than 20 years to create one of the leading cardiovascular programs in the region. Together they’ve performed over 76,000 angioplasty procedures and over 11,000 open-heart surgeries.

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Heart-Felt Giving

In 1986, Tampa businessman Art “Pep” Pepin awaited a heart transplant. After Pep received his new heart in Texas from a 26-year-old donor, he and his family returned to Tampa and focused their philanthropic interest in making the most advanced heart care available right here at home. The founder of Pepin Distributing Company and a Tampa community leader for decades, Pep put his money where his heart was, as he and his son, Tom, pledged to help our hospital’s new cardiac program grow.

Almost twenty years later, it has become one of the leading programs in the Tampa area. Today, the Pepin Heart Institute combines three decades of experience with leading-edge technology and procedures, with the expertise of the area's finest physicians to bring the best possible heart care to Tampa Bay.

You too can be a part of this legacy. Learn more about how you can support the Pepin Heart Institute and give with heart.