For Guidance, Treatment and Support
You've got activities to pursue and memories to make. You shouldn't spend your days worrying about your heart health. That's why we're here. At The Pepin Heart Institute at AdventHealth Tampa, formerly Florida Hospital Tampa, our cardiovascular team includes cardiologists, surgeons, nurses, technicians, and cardiac rehab specialists. They are dedicated to the fast and effective diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and heart-related illnesses.
We have the skills and experience required to address both acute and chronic heart conditions. With a focus on your heart, we develop and use the latest research and technology, including Impella catheterization devices, the robot-assisted da Vinci Surgical System, and pharmaceutical agents and biomedical devices that prevent, control, and often cure heart diseases.
We spend every day focused on your heart health, so that you can spend every day savoring your life.
Big Health Improvements
- Eliminating Risk Factors for Better Health
You've heard it said that knowing is half the battle. That's true of many things, but it's especially true of your heart health. Your path to cardiovascular confidence starts with a risk assessment. This is where we sit with you to learn about your background and your life, exploring any changes that may help you to feel confident about your future. Together, we'll discuss all factors and personalize a care plan for you that takes everything — including your body, mind, and spirit — into consideration.
Possible risk assessments include:
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Heart Risk Assessment
- Sleep Disorders
At AdventHealth Tampa, formerly Florida Hospital Tampa, we have one objective: to cultivate and maintain a heart-healthy you.
- Diagnosing Your Symptoms
Maybe you've noticed a change in your sleep habits or have experienced shortness of breath. Perhaps you've had chest pain or an abnormal heartbeat. Whatever your situation, our Tampa hospital team will work to quickly figure out the problem and effectively treat it. We start with diagnosis. Our expert cardiologists will conduct an initial screening and, from there, develop a customized care plan that addresses your whole-person health. We're here to give you answers, assurance, and help. That's our job, and we take it seriously.
Diagnosing your condition may involve the following tests:
- CT Scans
- Stress Tests
- Innovative Treatments That Work
When it comes to your heart, time and action are fundamental. Rapid responses ensure you get the care you need in an emergency, and effective treatments repair and maintain your heart's future health. You can trust that we'll provide you both. Our esteemed Pepin Heart Institute specializes in innovative care, including robot-assisted surgeries and catheter-based pumps that ease the work of your heart. We’re also home to the region's first Accredited Chest Pain Emergency Room, which means that our acute Cardiovascular Care program exceeds standards set by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Our high rate of successful outcomes has earned numerous recognitions, including the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission and Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence. Taking care of your heart is our job, and we take that job seriously.
Among the cardiac care treatments we offer are:
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
- Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation
- Carotid Angioplasty
- Carotid Artery Surgery
- Heart Failure Treatment
- Heart Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation
After your procedure, we help you regain your strength with advanced treatments and support programs. Our cardiac rehabilitation program, which includes health education classes and medically supervised exercise sessions led by fitness and nutrition specialists, are designed to help you safely regain your strength and cultivate your heart health. With our dedication to whole-person wellness, we're with you all the way, from assessment and diagnosis to recovery.
- Research for a Heart-Healthy Future
The more we know about your wellness, the more lives we save. That's why AdventHealth Tampa invests heavily in research, and why we are on the front lines of the fight for a future that's free of heart disease. Our Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute conducts clinical research, so you have access to lifesaving treatments and therapies before they are available in most other hospitals. We are also consistently among the first hospitals in the country to perform revolutionary new procedures like the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) (for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis) and the AngioVac Procedure (for patients with high-risk blood clots). We rely on research, and you can rely on us.
We Love Your Heart
Hear stories from our patients about the compassionate, life-saving care we provide.
As an artist, Gene relies on this heart and spirit to create wonderful works of art. After a mild heart attack, he learned that his heart was blocked in 5 places. He was taken to AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute, where our 30 years of cardiovascular knowledge and expertise saved his life with a quintuple bypass surgery. Watch his full story to see how we helped him get back to the things he loves.
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.