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Award-Winning Cardiovascular Expertise

Your heart is more than a muscle. It powers your body and mind, fueling your every endeavor. So when something feels off, your heart deserves the most advanced care — and that's what you can expect at The Pepin Heart Institute at AdventHealth Tampa.

Our cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons diagnose and treat acute and chronic heart conditions using the latest research and technology, including Impella® devices, the da Vinci Surgical System and biomedical devices that prevent and treat — and often cure — heart diseases. Count on us for the support you need to keep following your heart.

Diagnosing, Treating and Caring for Your Heart

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Cardiac Services We Offer

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  • Calcium Scoring

    This is a non-invasive test using an X-ray called 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 fitness maintenance 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 laparoscopies, depending on the specific operation and severity of the condition being treated.

  • Cardiovascular Ultrasound

    This is a procedure that 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

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.

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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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 that means more than treatment for your heart problem.

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Your Heart, in Good Hands

Our cardiology experts — board-certified cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, heart rhythm specialists, interventional cardiologists and other professionals — are ready to take great care of you. Explore our network of providers who'll keep your whole health in mind as they care for your heart.

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.