Lifesaving Care for Your Heart
When you’re facing a cardiac emergency, don’t leave anything to chance. Trust your heart to the region’s leaders in interventional cardiology.
Our interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons excel at performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Also called a coronary angioplasty, this is a minimally invasive, catheter-based treatment for coronary artery disease (CAD). This disease is the leading cause of heart attack and one of the most common reasons for interventional heart care.
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.
More Options to Help You Thrive
Our Structural Heart Program combines the expertise of interventional cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and electrophysiologists to provide lifesaving procedures for patients who aren’t candidates for open-heart surgery.