Cardiac Care at Tyler Heart Institute - Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

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Cardiac Care at Tyler Heart Institute

Community Hospital’s Tyler Heart Institute provides nationally recognized comprehensive cardiac care. Our doctors have done thousands of procedures, including treatment of atrial fibrillation, bypass surgery, and valve repair and replacement. Tyler Heart Institute is the only center in Monterey County to offer minimally invasive valve replacement, or TAVR, meaning open-heart surgery isn’t required.

Learn more about the procedures done by our team of experienced specialists and cardiologists:

Electrophysiology for abnormal heartbeat

Cath lab procedures

Surgical procedures

Structural heart repair

Services and tests

Cardiac Stress Tests

Our goal is to provide patients with the latest imaging and diagnostic technologies, so we can get the most accurate results to your doctors.

From prevention to recovery

Prevention to Recovery

Whether you think you are at risk for heart disease or have recently had a procedure, Community Hospital is your trusted local resource for classes, lectures, and events to help you on your journey from prevention to recovery.



World-class care by expert cardiologists

Tyler Heart Institute Cardiologists

Cardiac services at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula are provided by a team of cardiologists with expertise in areas from atrial fibrillation to complex valve repair and replacement. Our surgeons have done thousands of heart procedures, with outstanding outcomes. And our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program helps people recovering from a heart event live life to the fullest.

Achievements include:

  • 5-star Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating, the highest possible, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Recognized for proven expertise, high quality care, and patient results by the Blue Distinction® Specialty Care program, Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center, Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
  • "A" rating for safety from the Leapfrog Group

Patient success stories

Ted BellMonterey County's first TAVR patient

Retired fire captain has valve replaced without open heart surgery, shorter hospital stay.

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Shelley Lipe

Heart attack wake up call at 51

Something was very wrong, but Shelley Lipe didn’t have time to figure out what.

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Robert Ord

Heart disease no match for retired general

With his long and impressive military career, it’s understandable that a man like Robert Ord, III, might not worry much about his own vulnerability.

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Dan Haynes

Double-valve replacement is a gift

“My whole experience with Community Hospital was great. They made me feel like I was somebody special; I met so many wonderful people." - Patient Dan Haynes

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More on Tyler Heart Institute

Learn more about Community Hospital's Tyler Heart Institute and what you can expect as a patient.

How to make an appointment

To see a doctor at the Tyler Heart Institute, you will first need to be referred by a cardiac specialist.

Visit your family doctor, who can refer you to a cardiologist if needed.

Our cardiologists

Make a donation

Your donation to Tyler Heart Institute makes a difference. Our team stands ready to help you explore your options and achieve the philanthropic impact you seek. Please contact us at 831-658-3630 if you would like to learn more.

Our Locations

Know Your Numbers

Know Your Numbers

Meet with one of the Tyler Heart Institute clinical staff to find out your numbers and risk for heart disease.

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Every beat counts

Dr. Richard Gray

Read a special message from Richard J. Gray, M.D., our Medical Director.

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