Patients requiring cardiac care in West Pasco County need look no farther than Morton Plant North Bay Hospital for premier heart care. When it comes to early detection of heart disease, the cardiac catherization lab at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is state-of-the-art. The lab uses advanced diagnostic technology to perform cardiac catheterization, stress testing, and echocardiograms, which enable physicians to provide early detection and prevention of heart disease.
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.
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
- Symptoms that should be reported to a physician
- Taking medications as prescribed
Once the patient is home, the nurse calls regularly to offer on-going, personalized support. 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 visit our online physician finder or call (727) 462-7500.