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Archive for the ‘Heart and Vascular’ Category

SGMC Recognized as Top Performer for Treatment of Heart Attack

Posted on: July 19th, 2023

South Georgia Medical Center received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2023. SGMC is one of 262 hospitals nationwide to receive […]

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SGMC Nationally Recognized for Cardiac Care for Ninth Consecutive Year

Posted on: June 30th, 2023

South Georgia Medical Center received the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Gold Adult Get With The Guidelines award for its commitment to treating in-hospital cardiac arrest, ultimately helping to improve patient survival rates. […]

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SGMC Performs First Impella Procedure

Posted on: June 28th, 2023

South Georgia Medical Center recently performed the hospital’s first procedure using Impella CP® with SmartAssist, the world’s smallest heart pump.  Designed to provide minimally invasive, temporary support for patients with […]

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SGMC Now Offering Watchman Device for Treatment of AFib

Posted on: May 18th, 2023

South Georgia Medical Center is now offering a procedure that could reduce the chance of stroke for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) not caused by heart valve issues. The cardiac […]

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SGMC Offers New Test for Assessing Heart Health

Posted on: April 12th, 2023

South Georgia Medical Center now offers coronary artery calcium (CAC) testing, a newer more accurate tool used to identify risk and guide treatment options for patients with heart disease. Also […]

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SGMC Celebrates Success of New Heart Valve Program

Posted on: February 23rd, 2023

South Georgia Medical Center celebrated the success of its newest cardiac procedure by reuniting patients with the healthcare professionals responsible for its launch.   Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Randall Brown kicked off […]

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SGMC Recognizes Heart Health Month 

Posted on: February 3rd, 2023

February is American Heart Month and South Georgia Medical Center encourages everyone to pay special attention to understanding, preventing, and treating cardiovascular disease which is the leading cause of death […]

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SGMC Launches Structural Heart Clinic

Posted on: June 13th, 2022

South Georgia Medical Center’s heart program hit another milestone for the region, performing the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) on May 23, 2022. TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure […]

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SGMC Cardiac Electrophysiology

SGMC Performs First Cardiac Electrophysiology Case

Posted on: April 14th, 2022

South Georgia Medical Center is thrilled to announce its first cardiac electrophysiology case and ablation at the Dasher Heart Center. Cardiac electrophysiology offers cutting-edge treatments for arrhythmias and other potentially serious disorders […]

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Dr. Hanna Joins SGMC Cardiology

Posted on: January 24th, 2022

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to announce cardiac electrophysiologist Kamil Hanna, MD, FACC, has joined SGMC Cardiology

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