As a result of the recent Executive Order from the office of the Governor of the State of Florida and out of an abundance of caution and concern for our patients during the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed the scheduling of elective surgeries and procedures until further notice. This helps us minimize the chance of infection for our patients and staff, conserves the use of personal protective equipment and maintains resources for those who might become critically ill in the future. We will resume scheduling elective surgeries and other procedures once the situation improves. Please reach out to your primary health care provider if you have any questions or concerns.
Physicians who practice in UF Health Shands facilities are leading the fight against heart disease with state-of-the-art diagnosis and advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques.
Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. There may be a number of causes for this serious condition, and treatment depends on the type and stage of the disease. Early diagnosis can help those with heart failure live an active life.
Cardiologists at the UF Health Cardiology practice in our UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital are board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of advanced heart failure. They work closely with UF Health cardiovascular surgeons, who share the same outpatient practice, to care for patients with heart failure and offer the latest in treatment options, including:
- Medical management
- Access to investigational mechanical support devices and pharmacologic agents
- Pacing and cardioverter-defibrillator device implantation and management
- Heart transplant
- Ventricular assist devices
A device that helps the heart pump blood from one of the main pumping chambers to the rest of your body or to the other side of the heart. These pumps may be implanted in your body or connected to a pump outside your body.
- Heart Attack Recovery Program
The program provides heart attack patients one-on-one consultations with experts in heart and vascular care within 10 days of going home, giving patients and their families the tools to recover and help prevent a second heart attack. A specialized care team including a cardiologist, pharmacist, smoking cessation coach, and exercise physiologist will work together to put a strong strategy in place for recovery.
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Cardiology – Heart & Vascular Hospital, please contact 352-265-0820.
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Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.
Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.
Financial AssistancePatients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level.
UF Health is tobacco-free
Help us maintain our strong commitment to patients and to promoting good health in our communities: please don't smoke, chew tobacco or use electronic cigarettes on UF Health-owned or -operated properties. Thank you.