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Archive for the ‘Heart and Vascular’ Category

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 that replaces a dysfunctional aortic valve without the need for open heart surgery.   This procedure is a result of a focused approach by SGMC’s physician […]

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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 affecting the heart’s rhythm.   The first case performed by Kamil Hanna, MD, the area’s only cardiac electrophysiologist, used a cryoablation technique performed to treat atrial fibrillation and took […]

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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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SGMC Raises Awareness of Peripheral Artery Disease

Posted on: September 22nd, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center is raising awareness of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) during September in an effort to save limbs through early detection. PAD is a leading, and preventable, cause of death in the United States, affecting nearly 20 million Americans each year. PAD develops when the arteries that supply blood to the internal organs, […]

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SGMC Nationally Recognized for Cardiac Care

Posted on: September 20th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center has 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. SGMC has received the gold award for adult patients consecutively for the past six years. Every year around 475,000 Americans die from […]

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Dr. Seibolt joins SGMC Cardiology

Posted on: July 22nd, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to announce that Luke Seibolt, MD, interventional cardiology has joined SGMC Cardiology. SGMC Cardiology is part of the SGMC Physician Network, which is the most comprehensive multi-specialist group in the region. Dr. Seibolt comes to Valdosta from Indianapolis, IN where he completed his Interventional Cardiology fellowship program at St. […]

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SGMC Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

Posted on: July 7th, 2021

South Georgia Media Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2021. SGMC is the only hospital in the region and among only eight in the state of Georgia and 132 nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes SGMC’s commitment and success in […]

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Dr. Murray joins SGMC Cardiology

Posted on: May 10th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to announce Paul Murray, MD, FACC, has joined SGMC Cardiology. SGMC Cardiology is part of the SGMC Physician Network, which is the largest multi-specialty group in the region. Dr. Murray is board certified in cardiovascular disease. He joins SGMC after launching a successful cardiology practice in Tifton, GA and […]

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Dr. Shoptaw joins SGMC CardioVascular Institute

Posted on: May 10th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center welcomes James Shoptaw, MD, cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Shoptaw joins SGMC’s CardioVascular Institute which is now comprised of three cardiothoracic surgeons and one vascular surgeon. Dr. Shoptaw has been practicing in cardiothoracic surgery for more than 22 years and specializes in carotid endarterectomies, revascularization procedures for lower extremities, abdominal aortic aneurysms, treatments […]

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SGMC’s Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Re-Certified

Posted on: April 29th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center is proud to announce the re-certification of its cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for another 3-year period. This certification recognizes SGMC for its commitment to improving the quality of life by continuing to enhance standards of care. Cardiac Rehab is a […]

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