Heart Care as Serious as a Heart Attack
Our cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, and cardiovascular/thoracic surgical team provide comprehensive heart care for a wide range of conditions. This includes the treatment of coronary artery disease, rhythm disorders, heart valve disease including TAVR, heart failure (recently named a High Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report) and peripheral vascular disease.
The Experience of Great Heart Care
Our outstanding team of cardiologists provide patients with specialized inpatient and outpatient heart care and long-term management of their conditions. They see patients with some of the most common heart problems, from angina to valvular heart disease, and provide leading-edge testing to create the best possible treatment plans. Treatments offered range from lifestyle modification recommendations, to medications and possibly interventional procedures. Our cardiologists work closely with our team of emergency department physicians, interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, when surgery is the best treatment option.
A History of Firsts
Our cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons have a history of firsts, which includes the first abdominal aortic aneurysm repair performed locally, non-surgical heart valve replacement and other breakthroughs.
UF Health Leesburg Hospital's interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons were the first in the region to provide minimally invasive endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair.
AAA occurs in the aorta, the largest artery in the body. It is the main blood vessel in the abdominal area of the body which supplies blood to all organs. AAA is the ballooning of the artery wall, which occurs when the arterial wall becomes weak or damaged due to the accumulation of fatty deposits. If left untreated, the aorta could rupture, causing life-threatening bleeding.
Many of our physicians have been active in clinical trials that led to groundbreaking procedures to treat or prevent heart attacks and strokes and continue pioneering breakthroughs today.
Setting the Pace
The cardiac care team at UF Health Leesburg Hospital was one of the first in Florida, and the first in Central Florida, to implant the world's smallest pacemaker into patients with a type of slow or irregular heart rhythm. This revolutionary device provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology at one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker.
We have also received recognition for top-of-the-line patient care which continues to evolve with our ability to perform increasingly more complex procedures.