Dasher Memorial Heart Center

For over a decade SGMC's Dasher Memorial Heart Center has grown from humble beginnings to a program with regional recognition. From cardiac and endovascular emergencies to diseases that progress over a lifetime, SGMC provides a continuum of cardiac care. With a team of five highly-skilled cardiologists, two cardio-thoracic surgeons and a vascular and endovascular surgeon, larger numbers of complex procedures are being performed right here in South Georgia to meet patient's cardiac needs. The Dasher Memorial Heart Center team offers a wide range of cardiac care including: 

Non-Invasive Diagnostic Procedures
 
 
 
 
 

  • Electrocardiograms (EKG)
  • Holter Monitors
  • Transthoracic and Transesophageal 2D and 3D Echocardiograms
  • Routine Stress Tests
  • Dural Isotope Exercise and Pharmacologic Stress Tests
  • Tilt Table Tests
  • Treadmill Stress Echocardiograms

Cardiac Interventions

  • Angioplasty
  • Stent Placement
  • Pacemaker Implantation

Open-Heart Surgery

  • Valve Replacement
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Valve Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery By-Pass Grafting

Cardiac Skilled Nursing

  • Single Stay Units adjust the level of nursing care to meet the patients’ needs
  • 24-bed Cardiac Progressive Unit - provides nursing care to patients with stable medical, interventional and/or surgical cardiac disorders and patients having cardiovascular diagnostic procedures 
  • 24-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit - provides specialty nursing care for critically ill adults following cardiac surgery, cardiac interventions and other heart problems 

Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase 1, 2 and 3