It’s not just an ID badge. It’s a badge of honor. And our cardiovascular teams have the expertise to wear it. 

BayCare is the leading provider of adult and pediatric heart care in Tampa Bay.*


Pressure, discomfort, tightness, or a squeezing feeling in your chest. Shortness of breath. Exhaustion after exertion. 
These feelings could be symptoms of heart disease and may be your heart’s way of cautioning you to slow down and get your heart examined.

Heart disease can take many forms. And that’s why it’s important to have a team of high-quality heart experts in a health system ready to diagnose and treat heart diseases whenever you need it. Whether it’s the most common form of heart disease in coronary artery disease (CAD), diseases that affect the structure of the heart muscle or its valves, heart rhythm disordersheart failureor even pediatric and congenital heart diseaserest assured BayCare has more than 275 heart experts who can diagnose heart diseases and offer treatment options and procedures that are right for you or your loved ones. Along with those experts, our comprehensive range of cardiovascular care includes 10 hospitals full of advanced technologies and specialized programs like those top-rated for open-heart surgery, who are ready to provide high quality care for all your heart’s needs. 

a physician holding a stethoscope to a womans chest

So, if you or your doctor suspect you may have heart condition, don’t wait. When it comes to your heart, time is of the essence. Even during these times. To protect you from COVID-19, we’ve put enhanced safety measures in place at all our facilities.

If you are experiencing pressure, heaviness or pain in the chest, arm, jaw, or below the breastbone, either alone or in combination with sweating, nausea, extreme shortness of breath, or irregular heartbeats, you may be having a heart attack. Please call 911 immediately.

*Based on an aggregated number of adults and children who needed inpatient or outpatient care for cardiovascular problems as reported by the state of Florida for the four county area of Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

For a referral to a heart specialist, fill out the referral form or call us at (855) 211-3627.

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