Georgia Heart Institute Hosts Inaugural Georgia Heart & Vascular Symposium

Published: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

More than 50 renowned experts in heart care from around the globe gathered in Braselton on Friday with the goal of improving care for patients with all types of heart conditions. Hosted by Georgia Heart Institute, the inaugural Georgia Heart & Vascular Symposium included case studies, seminars and two heart procedures live-streamed from Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville for the nearly 350 physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, and EMS staff in attendance.

“Our goal is to deliver the best possible heart and vascular care to our patients and their families,” said Habib Samady, MD, interventional cardiologist and president of Georgia Heart Institute. “One of the ways we do this is by bringing the most innovative experts in the field of cardiovascular medicine together for this kind of learning event. It is especially important as we emerge from the pandemic to re-center our focus on putting patients first and renew our efforts to bring the latest in technology and treatment to Georgia Heart Institute.”

The keynote speakers included Peter J. Fitzgerald, MD, professor emeritus of medicine and engineering at Stanford University and co-founder and managing partner of Triventures; and Christopher Kramer, MD, distinguished professor of cardiovascular medicine and chief of the cardiovascular division at University of Virginia Health System.

Participants also had the opportunity to watch a documentary video about Cory Eubanks, who was without a pulse for 38 minutes after he collapsed with a heart attack during a bicycle race. He was resuscitated and made a full recovery because of the care he received at Georgia Heart Institute. Read more about Cory’s story and watch his video at

To view the full program from the event, visit To learn more about Georgia Heart Institute, visit or call 770-534-2020.

About Georgia Heart Institute

Georgia Heart Institute is the most forward-thinking heart and vascular program in the state and includes one of the largest cardiology practices in the region, including more than 80 practitioners seeing patients at more than a dozen locations. With a multi-disciplinary team of experts treating nearly every type of heart and vascular disease and participating in leading national research, we’re providing advanced care that ensures lasting heart health for generations. Request an appointment and learn more at

The experts of Georgia Heart Institute also form the core of the cardiac care team at Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s four hospitals in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega. It’s all part of Northeast Georgia Health System, a non-profit which serves more than 1 million people across the region. Learn more at