Heart surgeons deliver care for leaky heart valves

At Ascension Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Florida, our heart doctors and cardiac surgeons deliver specialized heart and valve care.

Structural Heart and Valve Care in Pensacola

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Your heart has four valves that pump blood throughout your body. When a valve, chamber or the wall of the heart is damaged, it's called structural heart disease. Symptoms may include chest pains, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, lightheadedness, fatigue, swollen ankles and feet.

Some adults are born with a heart defect that worsens with age. Heart damage can be caused by infections, radiation therapy and inflammatory conditions like lupus or rheumatic fever. Our cardiologists monitor risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol and blood pressure to help prevent heart valve damage.

At Ascension Sacred Heart, we offer a range of diagnostic tests, including imaging to pinpoint leaky valves and cardiac ultrasound (echo) to check how well your heart functions. Our doctors and care team work together to create a personalized treatment plan that’s right for you.

Specialists in structural heart and valve surgery

Heart and valve problems can cause heart attack or progressive heart failure. That’s why our team is ready to deliver emergency care when you need it most. Our network of heart specialists perform cardiac surgeries using minimally invasive techniques, when possible. Some of our care includes:

  • Mitral valve repair
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

Offering minimally invasive heart valve replacement

Using tiny incisions, our heart surgeons specialize in minimally invasive valve replacement and repair. Transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) and MitralClip(™) procedures may help shorten your recovery time and help lower the risk of infection. For three years in a row, Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola has been named one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for inpatient cardiovascular care by IBM Watson Health. Meaning, our team follows the latest treatment guidelines and personalizes our expertise to you.

Support services for your heart care needs

Our care team is here to support you before, during and after your surgery. We monitor your physical and emotional health and provide cardiac rehab and medication management. Our heart care team at Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart Cardiology offers both in-person and virtual care visits so you can get the care you need.

At Ascension Sacred Heart we know every person is different. That’s why we listen to you to better understand your health needs. We work with you to provide compassionate heart care, close to home.

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