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Finding Hope In Heart Valve Disease

With every beat, your heart keeps you going. But sometimes your heart needs more help. That’s why our cardiovascular team works nonstop to bring you the latest research, technology, and around-the-clock care — so you can keep pace with your world.

World-Class Expertise. Whole-Hearted Care.

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                        Nationally Recognized

Nationally Recognized

Feel confident knowing we’ve been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best hospitals for aortic valve surgery.

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                        Pioneering Research

Pioneering Research

We pioneered minimally invasive valve repair and replacement technology in Central Florida, all to provide you with the best care to live your best life.

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                        Whole-Person Care

Whole-Person Care

Our care facilities are designed with heart patients in mind. Through diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, we’re with you the entire way, healing your body, mind, and spirit.

Explore Your Treatment Options

Minimally Invasive Valve Repair

MitraClip®

Small. Safe. Effective. MitraClip® may be an option if you have a leaky heart valve (mitral regurgitation) and you’re not a candidate for traditional surgery. This procedure typically involves inserting a catheter through a large vein in the groin and is much less invasive than open-heart surgery, resulting in less scarring and shorter recovery times.
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TAVR

Your doctor may recommend Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) if you have a damaged or diseased aortic valve. This procedure allows your valve to be replaced instead of removed, and provides a safe alternative if surgery isn’t the best option for you.
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Learn more about our minimally invasive procedures in our Heart Valve Repair Downloadable Guide.

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Reconstructive Procedures

Aortic reconstructive surgery may be the best solution for repairing your faulty heart valve. There are several factors that determine which course of action is right for you. Our experienced and highly skilled cardiologists will diagnose your condition and work together to create a cardiac care plan to help your heart beat properly.

Learn more about different procedures and surgeries in our Heart Valve Repair Downloadable Guide.

Downloadable Guide
Clinical Trials

We work hard to explore new heart valve replacement technologies that can help heal you. Our team of physicians, researchers, nurses, and staff collaborates on the latest techniques and treatments, participating in innovative national clinical trials to improve your quality of care.

Expertise Your Heart Can Trust

Dr. Kevin Accola, MD
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Dr. Phillip Anderson III, MD
Interventional Cardiologist
Dr. Jose Arias, MD
Interventional Cardiologist
Dr. Nipun Arora, MD
Interventional Cardiologist
Dr. Tomer Karas, MD
Interventional Cardiologist
Dr. Rodrigo Do Lago, MD
Interventional Cardiologist
Dr. Rajesh Shah, MD
Interventional Cardiologist
Dr. Jorge Suarez-Cavelier, MD
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Dr. Andrew Taussig, MD
Interventional Cardiologist
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Rehab & Well-Being: How To Stay Strong

Heart valve procedures of any kind can mean both a physical and emotional adjustment. But take heart. Our cardiac care specialists will keep you informed of best care practices, provide you with lifestyle tips, and enroll you in our wellness program. We’re here for you the whole way. To help you recover and feel whole.

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A Life Saved. A Life Restored.

“We know that God put us exactly in the right place at the exact time that we needed.”

- Michelle Mooring

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Our Locations. Your Options.

As integral pieces of the largest cardiovascular institute in Florida, every one of our Central Florida locations contributes to the strength of the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute network. Explore your options with the guidance of our dedicated team. We’ll help you find the right fit, so you’re in the best setting to get the care you need.

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Support With Every Beat

A strong community encourages a strong heart. From connecting you with others through our cardiac support groups to helping you navigate our financial assistance tools, we’re here to give you the guidance you need to feel whole.

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Prevention Starts With You

Understanding what factors can hurt a healthy heart is the first step to prevention. Join us in combating cardiac valve disease before it starts by learning the signs and preventive tips.

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