At Tampa General, our heart failure program provides comprehensive services to improve heart failure care across all phases of a patient’s care journey – from prevention to end-stage treatment options. From medical management with medical therapy to remote monitoring options and interventional procedures, our team of experts focus on improving patient quality of life and outcomes. 

Since 1988, our cardiologists have cared for individuals with end-stage heart disease, providing the most advanced therapies like performing first successful heart transplant in the state. Today, we have a successful ventricular assist device (VAD) program and our Transplant Institute is one of the top 10 in the country. All candidates for transplant are evaluated by the Heart Failure Center of Excellence to determine suitability for ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy and heart transplant.

Our center's compassionate and coordinated care efforts, matched with advanced experience and capabilities, is what provides our patients their greatest advantage.

Nationally Recognized Care

Tampa General Hospital is known for providing world-class care and our collaboration with the University of South Florida has placed us at the forefront of innovation in the vascular treatment landscape.

Because of our commitment to excellent care, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Tampa General as “high performing” in conditions and procedures, including abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, heart bypass surgery, along with heart failure and heart attack care for 2021-2022. 

Additionally, Tampa General’s VAD program has received advanced disease-specific certification from The Joint Commission.