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
Structural heart repair
Services and 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
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
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.
- 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
A fish tale that’s almost too good to be true
Allen and Dennis Martins went fishing for striped bass at San Luis Reservoir on a winter Sunday. The cousins reached their fishing limit and had a great day. It was a much different ending than the last time they’d been there, when Allen nearly died.
Heart valve replacement makes everything a-ok
Marie Tonus was in her kitchen, bending toward the dishwasher, when she collapsed to the floor. Her husband Egidio immediately called their daughter, who lived across the street and had recently retired from Community Hospital after 40 years as a registered nurse. Alene Mazzuca checked her mother’s blood pressure and found it was unstable.
Valve replacement has to wait — 90th birthday celebration comes first
When Madeleine Kepp got the news that one of her heart valves wasn’t working properly, she was concerned about having open-heart surgery to replace it. Though she is active and takes good care of herself, Kepp was nearing her 90th birthday and her age put her at risk of complications.
Monterey County's first TAVR patient
Retired fire captain has valve replaced without open-heart surgery, shorter hospital stay.
Heart attack wake up call at 51
Something was very wrong, but Shelley Lipe didn’t have time to figure out what.
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.
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