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Expert Cardiovascular Teams

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.

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

Small Lifestyle Changes

Big Health Improvements

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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.

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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.

We Love Your Heart

Hear stories from our patients about the compassionate, life-saving care we provide.

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  • 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.

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.

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Specialized Physicians. Leading-Edge Technology.

Heart and Vascular Care 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.

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AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute

Giving You the Finest Possible Heart Care

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.

Expert, Whole-Hearted 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.