April 15, 2021
In 2016, Northside Hospital performed the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in St. Petersburg. Since then the Northside Hospital Structural Heart team has successfully performed over 300 TAVR procedures. The program consists of a multi-disciplinary team, led by a cardiothoracic surgeon, interventional cardiologist, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, nurses and caregivers bringing the highest level of heart care to our community. Over the years, the program has expanded to include Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair or Replacement (TMVR) and Left Atrial Appendage Closure (PFO/ASD Closure). These therapies are less invasive, require less time in the hospital and provide a faster return to normal life.
“The anniversary of our structural heart program reflects our dedication to being a comprehensive cardiac program of excellence and the commitment of our caregivers to provide care to those we are privileged to serve in our community,” said Valerie Powell-Stafford, CEO Northside Hospital.
Northside Hospital offers a full range of cardiac services including cardiovascular surgery, catheterization lab, electrophysiology lab, cardiovascular intensive care unit, cardiac rehab and onsite Heart Failure and Heart Valve clinics. They have earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons denoting the highest category of quality.