Cardiovascular Center: Second Opinions

Are you wondering if your heart disease diagnosis is accurate? Do you want to consider every treatment option for your heart condition? Would you feel better knowing a second physician supported your recommended treatment plan?

The UF Health Cardiovascular Center offers second opinions for heart and vascular patients who have already received an initial diagnosis and/or treatment. We provide you with access to expert cardiologists and surgeons who can give you peace of mind when it comes to your heart health.

Why Get a Second Opinion?

  • Our physicians can confirm your diagnosis and treatment plan so you can have confidence in your care.
  • Learn of alternative options or new advancements in treatments that could be available to you.
  • You may find there is a treatment option that is less invasive and possibly more effective than the one you were initially given.
  • If you were told interventional or surgical treatment of your condition wasn’t possible, we offer treatment options other physicians may not.
  • A second opinion may prevent an unnecessary procedure.

Diagnoses and Procedures

Diagnoses/procedures for which we typically provide second opinions include:

  • Ablation
  • Aneurysm
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Bypass surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery
  • Mitral or aortic valve repair or replacement
  • Need for cardiac defibrillator or pacemaker
  • Stents
  • Valve disease
  • Other cardiovascular disease