An alternative to open-heart surgery, TAVR is less invasive, allowing patients to recover quickly with an average hospital stay of just one to two days.

 ATLANTIS, Fla- May 30, 2023HCA Florida JFK Hospital recently completed its 2,000th Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure. JFK, was the first facility in Palm Beach County to offer the minimally invasive procedure, and this significant milestone underscores their continued dedication to advancing cardiovascular healthcare and providing state-of-the-art interventions patients need.

TAVR has revolutionized the treatment of severe aortic stenosis, a condition characterized by the narrowing of the aortic valve opening, which obstructs the blood flow from the heart to the rest of the body. Patients with aortic valve stenosis may experience shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue and dizziness, significantly impacting their quality of life. An alternative to open-heart surgery, TAVR is less invasive, allowing patients to recover quickly with an average hospital stay of just one to two days.

The successful completion of the 2000th TAVR procedure, solidifies JFK’s position as a leading center for cardiovascular interventions.  The hospital’s expert team of interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses have consistently demonstrated their commitment to excellence. Dr. Marcos Nores, renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and Medical Director of JFK’s cardiovascular program, expressed his enthusiasm for achieving this significant milestone. “We are immensely proud to have reached this achievement, which showcases our multidisciplinary team and our relentless pursuit of providing the best possible care for our patients.”

In addition to its remarkable TAVR program, JFK offers a comprehensive range of cardiovascular services, including cardiac surgery, electrophysiology, advanced imaging, heart failure management and rehabilitation. The hospital’s commitment to patient-centered care, cutting-edge research, and continuous professional development has earned it widespread recognition and numerous accolades in the field of cardiovascular medicine.

JFK is dedicated to transforming the lives of patients battling cardiovascular disease, and remains committed to staying at the forefront of medical breakthroughs to improve patient outcomes.

About HCA Florida JFK Hospital

Serving Palm Beach County for more than 50 years. HCA Florida JFK Hospital is a 527-bed acute care hospital, specializing in emergency services, heart and vascular surgery, neurosurgery, comprehensive cancer and breast institute services, comprehensive stroke services, orthopedic and spine surgery, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, weight loss surgery and women’s services. We provide high quality, exceptional care to Atlantis residents and the surrounding communities. We hold the Blue Distinction for Cardiac Services and are accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.


About HCA Florida Healthcare
HCA Florida Healthcare, a part of HCA Healthcare, is a family of more than 450 affiliated site of care, including hospitals, physician practices and freestanding emergency rooms, offering the state’s leading network of personalized care. United as a statewide network in 2021, HCA Florida Healthcare includes 11,000 experienced doctors and 77,000 colleagues working together to deliver advanced, collaborative care to more than 6.4 million patients each year. HCA Florida Healthcare is committed to improving more lives in more ways and giving back to the communities it serves. The network provided nearly $836.6 million in uncompensated care and invested significantly in innovative technologies and facilities across Florida, including the new $360 million state-of-the-art, multi-specialty HCA Florida University Hospital in Davie, Fla. A strong advocate for the next generation of healthcare professionals, HCA Florida Healthcare is also a major supporter of university-based healthcare programs and residencies and fellowships throughout the Sunshine State. For more information, please visit