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Cardiovascular Expertise to Help You Thrive

At The Pepin Heart Institute at AdventHealth Tampa, your heart health is our whole focus. Our cardiologists, surgeons, nurses, technicians and cardiac rehab specialists diagnose and treat acute and chronic heart conditions daily, so you can keep putting your heart into everything you love for years to come.

We develop and use the latest research and technology, including Impella catheterization devices, the da Vinci Surgical System, pharmaceutical agents and biomedical devices that prevent, control — and often cure — heart diseases. Because when it comes to your heart, you deserve only the best care.

We’re here to help you find the right cardiologist or a location that’s convenient for you.

Our Specialties and Services

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Small Changes Add Up to Better Health

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Cardiovascular Specialists You Can Count On

We’re here to take care of your cardiovascular system so you can keep putting your whole heart into everything you do.

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 813-55-HEART (43278)

Micra™ Pacemaker

About the size of a vitamin capsule, Micra is the world’s smallest pacemaker, designed for patients with a slow heart rate. Unlike most pacemakers, Micra is leadless and implanted directly into the heart — all in one minimally invasive procedure with no chest incision needed.

Because Micra is self-contained within the heart, it eliminates possible medical complications arising from a chest incision and from the wires with conventional pacemakers. By using Micra, we’re able to help our patients get back to their regular activities without restrictions.

A Story From the Heart

As an artist, Gene relies on this heart to create wonderful works of art. After a mild heart attack, he learned his heart was blocked in five places. He was taken to The Pepin Heart Institute, where our team performed lifesaving quintuple bypass surgery. Watch his full story to see how we helped him get back to the life he loves.

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Keep Your Heart Beating Strong

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.

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.

AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute

When you or a loved one has heart problems, you want cardiac experts with the skill, commitment, and compassion to give you the finest possible heart care. At AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute, formerly Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, that means more than treatment for your heart problem.

Join Us for Heart-Healthy Events

AdventHealth Tampa offers educational events on heart health throughout the year in our community. Explore our upcoming events and join us to learn how to keep your heart beating strong.

Award-Winning Care You Can Trust

Our heart and vascular teams at AdventHealth Tampa uphold the highest standards of safety and quality for every patient, every time they need us. While we’ve been recognized with these distinctions, our greatest achievement will always be caring for you.

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Blue Distinction® Center for Cardiac Care

Florida Blue recognizes us as a Blue Distinction® Center for Cardiac Care as part of the Blue Distinction® Specialty Care program.

2023 American College of Cardiology HeartCARE™ Center Designation.

HeartCARE™ Center

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

2023 Silver Performance Achievement Award for Chest Pain - MI Registry by American College of Cardiology.

Silver Performance Achievement Award for Chest Pain - MI Registry

The award recognizes commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack.

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.

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 Center 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


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

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.

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Expert, 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.