Georgia Heart Institute brings together the foremost leaders and experts across all subspecialties of cardiology, cardiovascular & thoracic surgery, vascular surgery – and beyond. Our primary objective is to partner with you to deliver streamlined, multidisciplinary care as safely and efficiently as possible, ultimately ensuring the best patient outcomes and experience.

Whether you’re counting on Georgia Heart Institute for a consultation to confirm diagnosis, or your patient needs highly specialized treatment for the most complex conditions affecting the heart or vascular system, our entire care team is committed to always providing the highest quality, cutting edge care.

Your partnership and collaboration is vital – that’s why we work to keep you informed while caring for your patients to ensure a coordinated approach and a positive experience.

About Georgia Heart Institute

As the state’s most forward-thinking heart and vascular program, Georgia Heart Institute has been leading the way in heart and vascular care throughout the region for decades – treating thousands of patients annually – and this level of advancement and excellence has only continued to grow.

Our comprehensive program offers patients convenient access to diagnostics and high-quality routine and preventative care wherever they live throughout the region.

Enriched by cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art facilities in Braselton and in Gainesville, we offer some of the most advanced heart and vascular treatments in the region for more even the most complicated conditions.

Key Differentiators of NGHS Heart & Vascular

Multidisciplinary Care

We offer a multidisciplinary approach to heart and vascular care with specially trained teams of cardiologists, surgeons, nurses, advanced practitioners and patient navigation services. Our comprehensive approach ensures that our patients and their support systems understand their condition and get access to the care they need. Our goal is to deliver care that is seamless, while also providing the level of expertise and innovation that patients need to live their best lives with heart or vascular disease.

State-of-the-art facilities

Georgia Heart Institute is home to some of the most advanced technology and treatment environments in the region.

  • We have a robust array of diagnostic imaging modalities, ensuring that we can pinpoint heart and vascular conditions and develop a specific treatment plan.
  • We offer cardiac catherization labs in Gainesville and Braselton, giving our patients access to advanced and minimally invasive diagnostics and surgeries to treat even the most complex forms of cardiovascular disease.
  • For the most serious emergencies, we offer STEMI protocol and ECMO.
  • We offer specially designed operating rooms for cardiovascular and thoracic surgeries, where robotic and minimally invasive options are available when appropriate for the patient.
  • Finally, in Gainesville we have a world-class Endovascular Operating Room for specialized vascular procedures.
Convenience

It’s essential that receiving cardiovascular care is both timely and convenient for patients. In addition to Georgia Heart Institute’s fourteen locations, we also offer direct online scheduling with 30+ cardiologists and video visits. When advanced imaging, inpatient care or surgery is needed, we offer critical access to highly trained clinical teams at NGMC’s hospitals in Gainesville, Braselton, Barrow and Lumpkin.

Comprehensive services

From proven diagnostic services and precise cardiac imaging to life-saving interventions and minimally invasive heart valve surgery, NGHS is equipped to provide the complete spectrum of heart and vascular services. We offer leading expertise in the following areas:

Clinical excellence

For years, Georgia Heart Institute has been known for its quality of care and success rates in treating thousands of cardiovascular patients every year. We strive for excellence in all aspects of patient care to ensure the best possible outcomes and reduce the risk of complications.

This extends beyond scheduled or planned procedures and surgeries to encompass life-saving care during cardiac emergencies. NGHS was the first health system in the state to have hospitals designated as Emergency Cardiac Care Centers, meaning Georgia Heart Institute is equipped with all the processes, services and expertise needed to provide precise intervention as quickly as possible.

Cardiovascular research

Georgia Heart Institute is a regional leader in conducting clinical research, especially in the field of cardiology – with more than 100 trials completed over the last 15 years. Our cardiology research is led by a team of dedicated nurses with backgrounds in critical care and cardiology, as well as our cardiologists, who remain at the forefront of care in their individual specialties through participation in national and international research communities.

Currently, we are involved in approximately 30 clinical trials that encompass interventional cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, heart failure electrophysiology and cardiology treatment modalities.

Learn more about research at Georgia Heart Institute.

Our Approach to Heart & Vascular Care

Our leadership, physicians and surgeons understand what it takes to operate at the highest level, which ensures that we are fully invested in utilizing innovative technology and staying up to date with the newest and most advanced approaches to care.

Enriched by research and clinical trials, we prioritize a generational and convenient approach to patient care. With patient navigators, program coordinators and dedicated providers, our goal is to deliver care that is seamless and simple. Our integrated care teams focused on providing comfort, peace of mind and clarity to our patients and their support system.

With highly trained and established experts in nearly every heart and vascular specialty, we emphasize a multi-disciplinary approach to care that brings together diverse perspectives and provides comprehensive analysis and treatment for every patient.