Care for the Rhythm of Life
Heart rhythm disorders come on suddenly — and need to be treated just as quickly. But when you’re struggling to manage a new condition, you can lean on our team at AdventHealth Cardiovascular Institute.
Specializing in caring for heart rhythm disorders, including arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation (AFib), we’ll treat your heart condition using some of the most advanced technology available.
Take comfort in knowing your heart is our number one focus. We’ll be with you at every step on the road to improved heart health.
Ahead of the Pace With Patient-Centered Care
When you or a family member need cardiac care, you want to know you’re in the hands of highly skilled experts. But even more than that, you hope for compassion that extends beyond leading-edge treatments. You can count on our caring team for all the support you need, whether that’s access to information and resources, a shoulder to lean on or a heartfelt prayer.
- Experts in Minimally Invasive Procedures
- Innovators in Research and Technology
Innovations That Deliver Complete Care
The sooner you identify a heart rhythm disorder, the better your outcome may be. If you have any of the warning signs of AFib, it’s very important to make an appointment with your doctor to review your medical and family history. They’ll also perform a physical exam and an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) to test for AFib or another type of arrhythmia. From there, they’ll determine your best course of treatment.
- Ablation Procedures
- Maze Procedures
Access Advanced Technology for Your Heart
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
- WATCHMAN FLX™
- Micra™ Pacemaker
- Philips Azurion Image-Guided Therapy
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.
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.
In the operating room, advanced technologies mean smarter, safer and more efficient procedures. The Azurion image-guided therapy platform from Philips is one such next-generation technology we use in cardiovascular procedures.
This system gives our cardiologists superior imagery and surgical precision. It can also put the controls at your bedside, so your doctor doesn't need to step away to review your measurements. With smarter systems like Azurion, our heart experts are better able to treat complex cardiovascular issues to help you heal.