Cardiology is the specialty of medicine that deals exclusively with researching, diagnosing and treating disorders of the heart such as congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, and heart failure. Cardiologists also manage other conditions that could potentially affect the heart like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity with close observation or prescribing medication.
Northside Hospital is dedicated to providing leading-edge treatments for cardiac conditions and to helping patients be proactive about heart health. Much of heart disease is controllable and even preventable when diagnosed early.
Our board-certified cardiologists work with Northside radiologists and technologists, using advanced imaging technology to diagnose and treat patients with a wide variety of cardiac conditions. Cardiologists perform minimally invasive surgical procedures to correct heart abnormalities including pacemaker implantation, cardiac catheterization and stent placement.
We offer Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI) at each of our hospitals and are nationally recognized for our quality patient outcomes.
We were one of the first sites in Georgia to install the advanced GE Discovery NM 530c nuclear medicine camera, which is more sensitive than previous cameras and gathers image data much faster, offering patients shorter exams, less discomfort and a smaller dose of radiation. Doctors receive the information they need more quickly and can more accurately assess the location, extent, and severity of heart disease and determine course of treatment.
We also were first in Atlanta to offer patients with coronary
artery disease Abbott’s Absorb bioresorbable stent, which gradually
dissolves over time, leaving a healed artery that can flex and pulse
naturally. While stents are traditionally made of metal, the new
stent is made of a naturally dissolving material, similar to dissolving
sutures. It disappears completely in about three years, after it has
done its job of keeping a clogged artery open and promoting healing of
the treated artery segment.
Cardiology conditions we treat include: