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Dasher Memorial Heart Center

SGMC Health Dasher Memorial Heart Center has grown from humble beginnings to a program with regional recognition over the last decade. From cardiac and endovascular emergencies to diseases that progress over a lifetime, SGMC Health provides a wide range of cardiac care. With a team of highly-skilled cardiologists and surgeons specializing in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, larger numbers of complex procedures are being performed right here in South Georgia to meet patients’ cardiac needs. Our Heart Center features the region’s only Hybrid Operating Room which combines the most advanced operating room and medical imaging technology.


  • Cardiac Interventions 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

Invasive Procedures

  • Angioplasty
  • Stent Placement
  • Loop Recorder Implantation
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Defibrillator/ICD Placement
  • Electrophysiology Studies and Ablations (Cryo and RFA)


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


  • Single Stay Units adjust the level of nursing care to meet the patients’ needs
  • 24-bed Progressive Care 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 heart surgery, cardiac interventions and other heart problems