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Sacred Heart's Regional Heart and Vascular Institute in Pensacola provides leading-edge technology and treatment options for repairing damage caused by diseases or disorders of the cardiovascular system. Our cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons specialize in and operate on the heart, lungs, chest, and blood vessels.

Conditions treated

  • Blockages of the coronary arteries
  • Leaking heart valves
  • Heart valves that are too tight
  • Aneurysms involving the ascending aorta
  • Aneurysms involving the descending aorta
  • Aneurysms involving the abdominal aorta
  • Heart failure
  • Certain congenital heart disorders
  • Atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter, arrhythmias
  • Blockages of the arteries in the neck
  • Blockages of the arteries in the legs
  • Lung cancer
  • Injuries to the lung


  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Traumatic coronary damage repair
  • Heart valve repair
  • Heart valve replacement
  • Congenital heart defect repairs
  • MAZE procedure for atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter
  • Pacemaker/ICD implantation
  • Pacemaker/ICD extraction
  • Pacemaker/ICD dead extraction
  • Open aneurysm repair
  • Endovascular (minimally invasive) aneurysm repair
  • Vascular surgery of the legs
    • Aorto-bifemoral bypass
    • Femoral-femoral bypass
    • Femoral-popliteal bypass
    • Endarterectomy of groin arteries
  • Carotid artery endarterectomy
  • Resection of cardiac tumors/masses
  • Resection of chest wall tumors/masses
  • Lung surgery
    • Repair of lung/chest wall injury
    • Diagnostic surgery for lung masses
    • Resection of lung tumors/masses
  • Implantation/removal of certain mechanical assist devices

Our Cardiovascular Surgeons:

Kerry Paape, MD, is board-certified in general and thoracic surgery. Her clinical expertise includes coronary bypass surgery, heart valve surgery, surgery of the chest and lungs, and vascular surgery. View Profile

Charles Wyatt, MD, is board-certified in general and thoracic surgery. His clinical expertise includes both conventional open procedures, as well as endovascular approaches to the heart and vascular system. View Profile

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