• Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute

    Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, located at Florida Hospital Tampa, is a free-standing cardiovascular institute providing comprehensive cardiovascular care.  Leading the way with the first accredited chest pain emergency room in Tampa Bay, the institute was among an elite few in the state of Florida chosen to first perform the ground breaking Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure and was the first hospital in Tampa to offer the Watchman procedure to patients with atrial fibrillation. Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute and the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute, affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), are exploring and conducting leading-edge research to develop break-through treatments long before they are available in most other hospitals.