Georgia Heart Institute offers both routine and advanced heart and vascular services at our Gainesville location, all enriched with discovery and the latest technology.
Georgia Heart Institute is a comprehensive heart and vascular program, offering patients access to specialty-trained cardiologists, nationally renowned surgeons, advanced technology, leading research and care teams that are dedicated to helping you on your heart health journey.
Whether you need preventative care and early monitoring because you have some of the risk factors for heart disease or advanced care for a more complex condition, Georgia Heart Institute offers some of the region’s most cutting-edge treatments in a single program that is designed to help you through every step of the process.
Heart & Vascular Services in Gainesville
Our heart and vascular doctors and specialized staff in Gainesville offer a wide range of services to help keep your heart healthy.
- Evaluations of chest pain, murmurs, palpitations and syncope
- Patient education
- Long-term disease management (e.g. hypertension, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease and more)
- Preventative cardiology
Learn more about general cardiology.
- Blood Pressure checks
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Holter & Event Monitor (placement/monitoring)
- Coumadin/Anticoagulant Clinic
- Lipid Clinic (comprehensive blood testing)
- Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, non-HDL
- High-sensitivity C-reactive protein, Lipoprotein, Plasma ceramides, Natriuretic peptides, Troponin T
- Genetic Testing for Heart Failure
We offer some of the most advanced heart and vascular imaging available, some in-office at Georgia Heart Institute and some inside Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville.
- Echo/Vascular Testing
- Stress Echo
- Dobutamine Stress Echo
- Transthoracic Echo (TTE)
- Transthoracic Echo (TTE) with Bubble Study
- Aorta IVC Iliac Complete
- Arterial Duplex Scan/ includes:
- Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
- Scan to rule out pseudoaneurysm
- Abdominal Ultrasound (to rule out abdominal aortic aneurysm)
- Venous Duplex Scan with/without reflux
- Carotid Duplex Scan
- Ankle Brachial Index Screening
- Stress Ankle Brachial Index (lower extremity)
- Renal Artery Duplex
- Aorta Ultrasound
- Nuclear Testing
- Nuclear Exercise Treadmill Stress Test
- Dobutamine Stress Test
- Pulse Volume Recording (with treadmill exercise)
- Cardiac MRI
- Cardiac & Vascular CT scan
- Electrophysiology studies
Provided onsite at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville, Georgia Heart Institute offers our patients an AACVPR Certified Cardiopulmonary Rehab program. With wrap-around support for patients and customized, clinically monitored exercise programs, we can help patients recovering from a recent procedure or who have a recent heart disease diagnosis improve their quality of life and recover more quickly.
At Georgia Heart Institute, our cardiothoracic surgeons lead one of the most respected and well-known cardiothoracic surgical programs in the state. Building on more than 100 years of collective experience, our surgeons operate at the highest level to effectively treat the complete spectrum of cardiothoracic conditions.
Our program utilizes physical activity, culinary medicine, advanced screenings and cutting-edge treatments to help patients with:
- Managing heart disease risk factors, including lipids
- Identifying diseases in their earliest most treatable stages
- Improving quality of life and outcomes after a cardiac event or disease diagnosis
With specialized training to detect and treat irregular heart rhythms, our electrophysiologists at Georgia Heart Institute offer some of the most advanced expertise available in the region for diagnosing and treating arrhythmias.
Whether you are in the earlier stages of your diagnosis or a more advanced stage, our electrophysiologists are here to keep your heart healthy. We offer implantation of pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) in Gainesville and ongoing monitoring for these devices.
Our Gainesville location offers access to our Heart Failure Center through our fellowship-trained Advanced Heart Failure & Heart Transplant physicians. If you have heart failure, our specialized physicians can manage your disease and coordinate your care, ensuring better outcomes for your condition. At this location, we offer diagnostics, disease management and advanced monitoring options through CardioMEMS implantation.
In our state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab, we offer outpatient procedures ranging from robotic angioplasties to coronary stenting, in addition to specialized emergency cardiac care through NGMC Gainesville and our cardiac cath lab.
Because Georgia Heart Institute in Gainesville is home to a multidisciplinary team of Interventional Cardiologists, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons and our Structural Heart Program, we also offer a high degree of safety, expertise and speed during complex interventional procedures that require a surgeon on-site.
Georgia Heart Institute in Gainesville offers access to our Structural Heart Center. Through this specialized program, we provide a wide range of treatments for structural heart problems, including congenital heart defects and valve conditions. These minimally invasive procedures are performed in a cardiac cath lab and can offer an alternative to open heart surgery.
The Vascular Surgery Program at Georgia Heart Institute is equipped to treat the complete range of vascular diseases, from routine and common conditions to the most complex and advanced. Our surgeons work to identify and diagnose vascular conditions in their earliest and most treatable stages. Our program in Gainesville has special access to our Endovascular Suite, providing our patients access to the most innovative technology available to perform endovascular or minimally-invasive vascular and vein procedures.