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We Work for the Health of Your Heart 

Your heart works hard for you. And if you’re living with aortic stenosis, it works harder than most. At the AdventHealth Cardiovascular Institute, we offer transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) as a minimally invasive alternative to open-heart surgery. TAVR creates less scarring and requires less time in the hospital, so you and your heart can move forward healed, healthy and whole.  

Setting the Pace for Exceptional Cardiac Care 

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    Experts With Heart 

    With your heart as our focus, we’ve dedicated more than 20 years to creating one of the leading cardiovascular programs in the region. Since our founding, we’ve performed over 76,000 angioplasty procedures and over 11,000 open-heart surgeries. 

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    Innovators in Our Field 

    Access the most recent advancements in medicine, including TAVR and the Watchman procedure. We’ll ensure you benefit from the most recent advances in cardiology — including effective new therapies and leading-edge technologies. 

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    Ranked and Recognized 

    Caring for you is our greatest achievement. We’ve earned recognition for heart and chest pain care from the American Heart Association, the Joint Commission and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. 

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TAVR: Designed to Improve Your Heart 

TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure and may be a great alternative to traditional open-heart aortic valve replacement.  

During the procedure, a new valve is inserted into the diseased one using a catheter through a small incision. This can be performed while the heart is beating. This means a cardiopulmonary bypass is not required and time under anesthesia (or the amount of anesthesia) is reduced. It greatly lowers risk for patients, reduces the burden on the body and shortens recovery time. 

The replacement valve is made of natural tissue supported by a strong metal frame. As with traditional aortic valve replacement, TAVR valves have been proven to lengthen patients’ lives, increase heart function and improve their quality of life. 

Prepping for TAVR With Detailed Care 

After your cardiologist or physician determines you may be a candidate for the TAVR procedure, you’ll be referred to the structural heart program at the AdventHealth Cardiovascular Institute.  

Your doctor will either contact our program’s coordinator or speak directly with one of the physicians on our TAVR team.  

Once our coordinator receives the referral, they’ll contact you to schedule an appointment and to start testing procedures. 

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With You All the Way 

You’re ready to move past aortic stenosis and we’re here to help. From your initial assessment to recovery and rehab, you’ll have a team of West Florida’s leading cardiovascular physicians, nurses and technicians on your side for the entire journey.