Heart and Vascular Services
As a national leader in cardiovascular health, Morton Plant Hospital conducts more open heart and interventional procedures than any other hospital in Pinellas County through its award-winning Morgan Heart Hospital. Each year, over 500 open-heart surgeries, 1,800 interventional procedures and 2,700 diagnostic services are performed as our nationally-renowned heart program continues to grow. Morton Plant Hospital is also the only hospital in the United States to be awarded the Truven Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital designation 15 times.
Available at Morton Plant Hospital since February 2012, the Center for Advanced Valve and Structural Heart Care is a specialized program for patients with cardiac valve disorders that has treated more than 1,600 patients with a variety of heart valve diseases. A multidisciplinary team of specialists including cardiovascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists, cardiologists, echocardiographers, and other cardiac specialists work side-by-side in Tampa Bay’s most advanced hybrid operative suite to perform lifesaving procedures for those with valve disorders, including the transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure (TAVR).
A testament to its high standards of quality, Morton Plant Hospital was the first hospital in Tampa Bay chosen to offer the TAVR procedure for patients with severe aortic stenosis, and our team has completed more than 1,000 TAVR procedures, making ours the most experienced facility and treatment team in the region. As a result of the quality and outcomes of the program, Morton Plant’s heart team physicians have access to all available valve products and many investigational and research trials. Many patients who were previously not eligible candidates for surgery can now receive relief thanks to this monumental procedure.
Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and Cardiovascular Health Improvement Program is nationally certified by the American Association of Cardio-Vascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and is one of the largest in Pinellas County.
Quality, Comfort and Convenience for our Patients and their Families
There are many benefits for patients and families who choose Morton Plant Hospital for heart procedures:
- Patients recovering from open-heart surgery recuperate in one room during their entire stay instead of moving from room-to-room.
- There are 21 private rooms, each featuring their own beautiful accommodations including wood floors, wireless Internet access, climate control, refrigerators and sleeper chairs for families. Plus, many rooms feature a view of the Intracoastal Waterway.
- Visitors are welcome anytime, and waiting rooms are equipped with televisions, comfortable furniture and wireless Internet access.
Learn more about our cardiovascular services and resources:
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Cardiovascular Testing
- Cardiovascular Education and Support
- Pediatric and Congenital Heart Services
For a referral to a cardiovascular physician, please call (855) 233-0888 or find a doctor near you.
300 Pinellas Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion at Morton Plant Hospital
455 Pinellas Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
If you are experiencing pressure, heaviness or pain in the chest, arm or below the breastbone alone or in combination with sweating, nausea, extreme shortness of breath or irregular heartbeats, you may be having a heart attack. Please call 911 immediately.