At Orlando Health Heart Valve Center, our multidisciplinary approach to care combines the knowledge of expert physicians with the knowledge and support of dedicated clinicians to treat your specific heart valve condition. We will work closely with you, your doctors and other specialists as needed to ensure you receive the best and most timely individualized plan of care. Your care team may include:
Heart Valve Coordinator
You will have one dedicated coordinator to guide you through the process of referral until recovery from any potential surgery or procedure. This skilled professional will answer questions you or your family may have and assist wherever needed. You’ll have emotional support, plus ongoing coordination for comfortable and timely care. Your coordinator will keep communications open and help you access any support systems and services if needed.
These physicians specialize in diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases affecting your heart and blood vessels.
Cardiothoracic surgeons specialize in evaluating heart disease and treating with surgical techniques, such as coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), heart valve replacements and/or repair, as well as other additional procedures when needed.
These specialized cardiologists use image-guided methods to treat diseased heart valves, diseased blood vessels in your heart and legs, and other organs. They treat conditions percutaneously (through your skin) using specialized instruments and catheters (thin tubes) to perform procedures such as angioplasty, coronary stents, TAVR, MitraClip, and balloon valvuloplasty among other procedures.
Electrophysiologists specialize in the heart’s electrical system. They evaluate arrhythmias (irregular, slow, or rapid heartbeats) and palpitations. They provide optimal medication management of arrhythmias and may implant pacemakers or other devices as needed.
Advanced Practice Providers (ARNPs) and Physician Assistants
These specialized clinicians provide expert cardiology care along with the physician specialists, in both the inpatient and outpatient arenas.
Radiologists are physicians who have advanced education and training in interpreting imaging tests, such as CT scans, to facilitate diagnosis of disease and to provide specific measurements of the heart and blood vessels.
These physicians specialize in diagnosing and treating disorders of the vascular system, including veins and arteries (blood vessels).
These healthcare professionals have advanced training and education in caring for individuals with heart and vascular disease in the inpatient and outpatient settings as well as pre and post-surgery and/or interventions.
These medical professionals provide personalized guidance for a healthy diet and eating before and after your treatment. They can assist with managing special diets and ensuring healthful nutritional and meal-planning choices after your discharge.
Respiratory therapists are medical professionals who are skilled in evaluating and treating individuals who have breathing problems.
Discharge Planning Professionals
Discharge planning professionals will work with you and your support system to provide assistance and planning for your individualized discharge needs.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Experts
A team of specialized therapists will work closely with you to assist you in the hospital and after your discharge with customized needs you may have for post-surgical recovery or related conditions.
For more information to see if you are a candidate for TAVR, please call our Valve Clinical Coordinator at (321) 841-4324.