General Cardiology

General Cardiology

Cardiovascular disease is the deadliest in the world. Each year, it kills 17 million people and costs more than $500 billion to treat. Despite remarkable advances in treatment over the last several decades, it 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.

At Ascent Cardiology, we provide the highest quality care using evidence-based treatments and open communication combined with the latest diagnostic tools and procedures to achieve the best patient 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 treatment for each patient. 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 complex cardiac and aortic disease, including open surgeries, hybrid surgeries, and minimally invasive procedures. With these affiliations, 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.

By leveraging the advantages of less-invasive, catheter-based approaches for adult coronary and  structural heart disease patients who present with more complicated comorbidities associated with their heart condition and therefore may not be candidates for open heart surgery, we are committed to moving the field forward so that patients of all ages can achieve maximum outcomes through the most minimally invasive approaches.