Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, affects more than 80 million Americans and is the leading cause of death in Georgia. As a dedicated provider of cardiac services, we realize this is a prevalent issue, and that healthy hearts and vascular systems are at the top of your minds. Athens Regional Medical Center is one of the few hospitals in Georgia - and the only in our 17-county service area - that offers comprehensive cardiac and vascular services, including emergency angioplasty and open heart surgery. Our cardiac and vascular programs date back to the 1960s, when administrators at Athens General laid the groundwork for the first Coronary Care Unit in Georgia.
Today, the Athens Regional Cardiac Vascular Center offers advanced heart care with outstanding outcomes for even highly complex cases.
Over the past 15 years, we have consistently been in the top echelon of all hospitals in the United States in terms of outcomes, and twice we have been recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in heart care. In addition, our Vascular Lab is the only ICAVL-accredited facility in greater Athens.
From our experienced nurses to the progressive collaboration among our cardiologists, vascular surgeons and heart surgeons, we provide a full spectrum of diagnostic, interventional and surgical services.
. Athens Regional offers the most comprehensive cardiac and vascular services in the region. Our services include: Open Heart and Thoracic Surgery Vascular Surgery Minimally Invasive Procedures Electrophysiology CV Diagnostic Studies Athens Cardiology Group Cardiac Rehabilitation AMS Coumadin Clinic Diabetes Education Services Home Health Heart Failure Support Program Mind Body Institute Health Education Mended Hearts Pulmonary Rehab Sleep Disorders Center
We can provide: Echocardiography Treadmill stress testing Nuclear stress testing Stress echocardiograms Cardiac catheterization Angioplasy/stenting Pacemaker placement Defibrillator placement Electrophysiology testing and ablation Transesophageal echocardiography Peripheral angiography and intervention Inpatient and outpatient consultation and follow-up visits Cholesterol monitoring and Risk Factor Modification