As the largest cardiology practice in the region, The Heart Center offers comprehensive heart care to help your heart stay healthy. Our team is comprised of board-certified cardiologists, many with fellowship training in the services listed below and years of experience providing specialized care.
Learn more about our services below and request an appointment today!
Arrhythmia Management / Electrophysiology
Our electrophysiology program has been recognized as among the most advanced in the nation. We offer the full range of treatments including pacemaker, ICD, and cardiac resynchronization therapies. Our electrophysiologists have led the way in the use of advanced magnetic technology in catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias.
Cardiac Calcium Scoring
Cardiac Calcium Scoring is a screening test that detects and measures the amount of calcium-containing plaque build-up in your arteries. Knowing the amount of plaque in your arteries may help your doctor identify heart disease before symptoms appear, giving you the chance to address concerns before serious damage occurs.
Are you a candidate? Find out more about cardiac calcium scoring.
Our research team is passionate about exploring new devices, products, and procedures through studies conducted at our facility. By being involved in research, we are able to bring cutting edge technology and procedures to our patients that may not be readily available elsewhere. Learn more about our research initiatives.
Cancer survival has improved over the years due to newer and better forms of treatment with chemotherapy and radiation. When treating cancer, some of the treatments may cause lasting damage to your heart, which can weaken it or cause abnormal heart rhythms. The goal of The Heart Center’s Cardio-Oncology Program is to help you complete your cancer treatment without developing such damage. We combine advanced cardiac imaging and protocols for early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cardio-toxicity. We work very closely as a team with your oncologist and our care does not interrupt your cancer therapy.
The Heart Center performs advanced non-invasive cardiac and vascular ultrasound imaging, cardiac MRI, nuclear SPECT and cardiac PET. Our cardiologists have additional board certifications and some of the highest levels of cardiac imaging qualifications, along with our certified technologists. We are able to obtain real-time pristine 3-D ultrasound images of the valves and heart chambers with ultrasound. This improves the diagnosis and care of patients with heart failure, and helps with the planning of minimally invasive valve surgery (e.g. TAVR, Mitraclip), atrial septal defect repair or open-heart surgery, providing patients with the best possible outcomes. Our advanced imaging experts consider many factors before deciding which imaging modality is best for each individual patient. We offer the latest cardiac PET imaging and use 3-D acquisition to reduce radiation exposure by more than half when compared to traditional nuclear imaging. With cardiac MRI we can create images of the beating heart – producing both still and moving pictures of the heart and major blood vessels. Our cardiac imaging program is focused on early detection and treatment of heart disease.
Remarkable technology which produces detailed 'real time' images of the heart and vessels. These studies are interpreted by cardiovascular physicians who have been fellowship trained in cardiac MRI.
- Our facility offers the latest advancement in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease - PET (Positron Emission Tomography) imaging. This innovative technology provides the most accurate noninvasive means of detecting significant coronary artery disease.
NGMC is the first hospital in Georgia to offer the HeartFlow® analysis to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD). This non-invasive heart test is able to produce a personalized 3D model of your coronary arteries.
Heart Health for Women
NGMC has experienced cardiologists who have been specially trained to diagnose and treat heart disease in women. While women’s and men’s hearts are nearly identical in appearance, there are slight differences in how they function. These differences mean women with heart disease experience a distinct set of signs and symptoms that differ from those in men. Find out if you are at risk!
Heart Failure & LVAD (Left Ventricular Device) Program
Our program stands at the forefront of care for patients with heart failure. We specialize in a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Our cardiologists and staff are experts in treating patients with heart failure and are equipped with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technology. The goal is to provide patients with excellent results and the best opportunity for a successful outcome. Find out if you are a candidate for an LVAD implant.
Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Program
Our specialists in interventional cardiology are leaders in the nonsurgical diagnosis and treatment of narrowed arteries that supply blood to the heart and throughout the body.
Sports Cardiology Clinic
A heart condition doesn’t have to end your passion. At The Heart Center we are dedicated to working with athletes – from professional athletes to weekend warriors. In your evaluation, your physician will focus on identifying potentially serious cardiovascular conditions that, if left untreated, could harm you. Our goal is to keep athletes safely active in their sport.
Structural Heart Disease Management
Structural heart disease includes a number of conditions that interrupt the natural flow of blood through your heart’s valves and chambers. At The Heart Center, our structural heart program is the leader in all types of complex cardiac valve and defect treatments. Our approach is comprised of heart and vascular experts including Interventional Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiac Imaging. With our team approach we will recommend the most effective treatment option that will provide the best possible outcomes for our patients. The components of our program include:
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
- Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) and Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) closures
- Alcohol Septal Ablation
*note that our outpatient cardiovascular testing services are provided by Northeast Georgia Medical Center.