According to the World Health Organization, 17.9 million people die each year from cardiovascular disease, an estimated 31% of all deaths worldwide. In the United States, one person dies every 37 seconds from cardiovascular disease. Despite remarkable advances in treatment over the last several decades cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the developed world and is an increasing cause of death in the developing world. However, never before have so many people with cardiovascular disease had so much opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.
Most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing behavioral risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol. People with cardiovascular disease or who are at high cardiovascular risk due to the presence of one or more risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia or already established disease need early detection and management using counseling and medicines, as appropriate.
At Ascent Cardiology, we provide the highest quality care using preventive counseling, evidence-based treatments and open communication combined with the latest diagnostic tools and procedures to help patients achieve the best outcomes. Our multidisciplinary initiatives and comprehensive approach, in conjunction with our relentless focus on healthcare quality and continual enhancement of contemporary practices, has led to a reputation for excellence.
With our close affiliation to Tampa General Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital we leverage the strength and expertise of multidisciplinary specialists as we select the best treatments for each patient. We call this individualized, patient-centered cardiovascular care. By working closely with highly skilled teams of cardiac surgeons and vascular surgeons our collaborative approach gives our patients access to state of the art clinical care and innovative treatments for emergent and elective repair of both routine and complex cardiac and aortic disease, including open surgeries, hybrid surgeries, and minimally invasive procedures. With these close community relationships, we are able to combine clinical expertise, academic rigor and integrated care to treat the most challenging cases and meet the unique needs of each patient.