Heart and Vascular Services
Patients requiring cardiovascular services in West Pasco County need look no farther than Morton Plant North Bay Hospital for premier heart and vascular care. North Bay's Cardiovascular Catheterization Lab uses the most advanced imaging technology to perform diagnostic studies, such as stress testing and echocardiograms, to interventional procedures, including elective and emergency heart catheterizations and angioplasties. Additional vascular procedures include diagnostic peripheral angiography, angioplasty and stent placement. Learn more about our vascular program.
For patients whose cardiac conditions necessitate open heart surgery, easy transfer to Morgan Heart Hospital at Morton Plant is arranged. From the new transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure to coronary artery bypass surgery to off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, Morgan Heart Hospital’s expert team of cardiovascular surgeons pave the way in heart surgery.
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital also offers cardiac rehab. A medically-supervised exercise and education program, cardiac rehab is designed to help people recover and thrive after a heart event or procedure.
Improving Quality of Life for CHF Patients through Education
Congestive heart failure (CHF) patients at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital may choose to participate in an educational support program aimed at helping them learn to manage their conditions and enjoy full and active lives. Statistics show that of the patients who participate in the program, the 30-60 day readmission rate is reduced by 75 percent.
The program begins while patients are still in the hospital and continues by telephone upon their return home. A specially trained nurse instructs patients and their families on a wide range of topics related to living with CHF such as:
- Lifestyle changes
- Taking medications as prescribed
- Symptoms that should be reported to a physician
The goal is to reduce patients’ stay while in the hospital, and then enable them to remain at home by teaching them how to manage their symptoms.
For a referral to a cardiovascular physician, please call (727) 462-7500 or find a doctor near you.
Learn about heart and vascular services at BayCare.