Athens Regional Health System

Heart and Vascular Center

Cardiology Services at Athens Regional

Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, affects more than 80 million Americans and is the leading cause of death in Georgia. Athens Regional Cardiac Vascular Center provides comprehensive cardiology services -- from open heart surgery and cardiac catheterization to prevention outreach.

Featured Heart Procedures:

TAVR TeamTAVR Helps Patients
Minimally invasive Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is helping patients like Arlene.

Is TAVR for you?

First in Area for Lariat® Procedure
This innovative procedure gives patients with atrial fibrillation an alternative to blood thinners.

Learn if Lariat® could help you

Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care AccreditedNationally Accredited Chest Pain Center

Our Cardiac Vascular Center is accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. This means we demonstrate the highest level of expertise and care for all patients with chest pain.

Our quality-of-care process allows us to reduce time to treatment during the early stages of a heart attack -- when treatments are most effective. It also lets us better observe patients when it's no certain they've suffered a heart attack.

Athens Regional Cardiology Team

We offer you a world-class cardiology team close to home. Athens Regional Physician Group cardiologists are proud to use the expertise they have in their specialty to care for the people of their community.

Heart Services News & Announcements

  • Stroke Risk Reduced by New Procedure at Athens Regional
    In September 2013, the Athens Regional cardiology team became the first group in Northeast Georgia to perform the new Lariat® procedure, which dramatically reduces the risk of stroke caused by the heart condition atrial fibrillation.
  • Initiative and Accreditation Help ARMC Reduce Heart Attack Risks
    "It's the result of physicians, nurses, administrators and staff settling for nothing less than the best care for our patients. Our team has worked long and hard to adopt best practice protocols for treating heart attack patients so they may experience the greatest possible outcome every time." - Jared Griffis, M.D. 
  • ARMC Awarded American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline
    The Bronze Quality Achievement Award is the highest level of recognition achievable by any hospital for a quarter’s performance.
  • Heart MedStories
    Watch the stories of local people whose lives have been changed through a challenging health issue.
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