Cardiology and vascular surgery go hand in hand when it comes to maintaining cardiovascular health, but have important differences. Cardiologists and cardiac surgeons diagnose and treat heart disorders like congenital heart defects, coronary artery blockages, and heart failure, whereas vascular surgeons diagnose and treat diseases of the veins and arteries throughout the body, but not in the heart.
Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. However, most Americans can improve their heart health and have a much greater chance of living longer lives with: the right information, risk reduction and lifestyle changes, timely and appropriate detection, monitoring, care and rehabilitation (if needed).
Northside Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute is home to many trained medical professionals who specialize in comprehensive cardiovascular services. This program consists of various types of diagnostics, treatment and support for patients, with locations in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Forsyth and Cherokee. In addition, Northside Hospital-Atlanta and Northside Hospital-Forsyth have received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), signifying they have achieved a high level of expertise treating patients who arrive with heart attack symptoms.
Northside Hospital is First in Metro Atlanta to Use New Wireless Pacemaker
Device transmits information remotely and allows physicians and
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
PCI Available - Northside offers percutaneous coronary interventions
previously known as angioplasty, at each of its hospitals in Atlanta, Forsyth and Cherokee.
Detection & Monitoring
Calcium Scans are high-tech, ultra-fast procedures that can detect the presence of calcium in the coronary arteries and may indicate if you are at a higher risk of heart disease. Physician referral required, call (404) 851-6577 to schedule an appointment.
Standard Heart Tests and Screenings
Northside Hospital offers a full range of diagnostic technologies including:
Provides tests to diagnose the presence of peripheral vascular disease, allowing your physician to make an informed decision about care options. For more information, call (404) 851-8839.
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
X-rays are used to examine the coronary arteries, chamber sizes and function of the heart to diagnose the presence of cardiovascular disease. More information on cardiac catheterization.
Our comprehensive Pacemaker Clinic program, staffed by registered nurses, helps patients with pacemakers, including pacemaker implants, with reprogramming, interrogating and follow-up. For more information, call (404) 851-6111.
This medically supervised exercise program provides the opportunity for enhanced physical conditioning and improved quality of life. Program phases include:
Phase II –This program is designed to help patients recovering from recent cardiac events work their way back to a healthy heart. Available in Atlanta and Forsyth.
Phase III – Once you have completed Phase II, Phase III is a safe way to maintain your cardiovascular fitness in a supervised setting. Available in Forsyth.
Medically Supervised Exercise Program – This program is designed for individuals who have not experienced a cardiac event, but who have cardiac risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes. It is also open to those who do not have cardiac risk factors but wish to participate in a medically supervised exercise program. Available in Forsyth.
For more information, call (404) 851-6435.
Seminars & Lectures
Health screening events on heart-related topics are available through our corporate and community wellness programs. Screenings are designed to detect early risk factors of disease including heart disease, stroke, cholesterol and obesity.
Pulmonary (lung) care specialists teach individuals the value of quitting smoking. For more information, call (770) 844-3497.