Technology & Awards

Medical Firsts

  • 1st and only Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute is the only area health care provider with a cath lab fully staffed with registered cardiovascular invasive specialists (RCIS) and registered cardiac electrophysiology specialists (RCES).
  • 1st and only to offer MitraClip for transcatheter mitral valve repair.
  • 1st and only to offer transaortic valve replacement. More than 50 procedures completed and counting.
  • 1st to offer the world’s smallest heart pump
  • 1st to offer procedure for Coronary Chronic Occlusions, an alternative to bypass surgery
  • 1st and only to offer minimally invasive heart valve surgery
  • 1st catheterization laboratory in Gulf Breeze, Fla.
  • 1st Heart Rhythm Center in region
  • 1st and only to offer minimally invasive structural heart repair
  • 1st and only to offer minimally invasive robotic lung surgery
  • 1st Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR) laser procedure
  • 1st use of laser for heart revascularization
  • 1st off-pump bypass operation
  • 1st coronary care unit in the Southeast
  • 1st balloon angioplasty

Latest News & Advancements

National Recognition

  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission full accreditation for echocardiography in the areas of adult transthoracic and adult stress.
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission full accreditation for echocardiography in the areas of nuclear cardiology for Adult Transesophageal Echo.
  • American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, (2013)
  • American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, (2012)
  • American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award, (2011)
  • American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award, (2010)
  • Mission: Lifeline STEMI — Receiving Center Silver Performance Award, (2013)
  • Mission: Lifeline STEMI — Receiving Center Bronze Performance Award, (2010)

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