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 home to many trained board-certified medical professionals who specialize in comprehensive cardiovascular services and some of Atlanta's "Top Docs" as named by U.S. News & World Report and Atlanta Magazine as well as Patients Choice recipient by Vitals.
Northside Hospital-Atlanta, Northside Hospital-Cherokee and Northside Hospital-Forsyth have received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), recognizing they have achieved a high level of expertise treating patients who arrive with heart attack symptoms. Our cardiologists perform minimally invasive surgical procedures to correct heart abnormalities including pacemaker implantation, cardiac catherization and stent placement.
Device transmits information remotely and allows physicians and hospitals to monitor pacemaker patients from anywhere in North America
Northside Hospital is the first hospital in Metro Atlanta, among the first in the country, to treat patients with the new wireless INGENIO™ pacemaker, manufactured by Boston Scientific. This state-of-the-art technology allows Northside cardiologists to remotely monitor the respiratory and heart rates of their cardiac patients, around the clock and from any computer system, via a secure website
Northside offers percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), previously known as angioplasty, at each of its hospitals in Atlanta, Forsyth and Cherokee.
Northside’s Heart & Vascular Institute is one of the first sites in
Georgia to install the advanced GE Discovery NM 530c nuclear medicine
camera. The highly sensitive camera reduces time, discomfort and
radiation exposure for patients.
While a traditional cardiac scan requires patients to raise their hands above their heads for two cycles of 15-20 minutes, the new camera is more sensitive and able to gather image data much faster, reducing scan times to as short as 3 minutes. Patients experience a shorter exam, less discomfort and a smaller dose of radiation. The device also offers better image quality. Combined with the increased speed, doctors get the information they need more quickly and can more accurately assess the location, extent, and severity of heart disease and determine course of treatment.