Cardiology

American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline AwardSkilled staff, advanced technology and a comprehensive continuum of care. St. Mary’s is committed to providing exceptional care for your heart.

In 2007, St. Mary’s was named one of the first 25 Heart Failure Centers in the United States certified by the Joint Commission. Since then, the program has celebrated consistent annual recertifications. In 2009, St. Mary’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory opened with a full service cardiac catheterization team and interventional cardiologist on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to treat cardiac blockages, heart attacks and arrhythmias. Today, we remain committed to providing a full continuum of cardiac care and diagnostics. Exceptional service areas include:

Oconee Heart and Vascular Center

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For Jefferson's L.T. Akins, a heart attack was a call to action!

Oconee Heart and Vascular Center is a full-service cardiac practice offering a complete continuum of care for the heart and blood vessels. 

Northeast Cardiology

St. Mary’s partnership with Northeast Cardiology, the practice of Dr. Paul Beltran, ensures patients with the highest quality cardiac care and easy access to diagnostic and treatment resources. To schedule your appointment please call Northeast Cardiology at
706-548-9111. 

Interventional Cardiology

Patients suffering from emergency and long-term heart problems, including heart attack, Peripheral Artery Disease and some congenial heart defects, are treated with interventional cardiology services, including angioplasty and stenting, at St. Mary's state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. 

Electrophysiology

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Bob is heart healthy again, thanks to treatment & rehab at St. Mary's.

St. Mary's launched Athens' first comprehensive electrophysiology program to provide care for persons with cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure, as well as pacemaker and defibrillator implantation and management. 

Heart Failure Services

St. Mary's Heart Failure Center offers experienced staff, a commitment to patient education, leading edge technology and an unmatched continuum of care to patients suffering from heart failure. 

Cardiac Rehabilitation

St. Mary's offers Cardiac Rehab Phase I, II and III providing care to individuals as inpatients, upon release from the hospital and as outpatients to promote a healthy lifestyle and take steps to prevent a future cardiac event. 

64-slice CT Technology

64-slice CT Technology can synchronize with a patient's heart rhythm and capture images between beats, allowing physicians to obtain images so detailed they can see plaque on the inside of coronary arteries. 

Heartistry rich media programHeartistry: Cardiac Patient Resources

Watch this video to learn about the heart and blood vessels, health conditions, tests and procedures and treatment options. Heartistry interactive cardiac patient resources are used with permission of Boston Scientific Corporation. © 2011 Boston Scientific Corporation or its affiliates.
All rights reserved. 

St. Mary's also offers

  • Emergency care for heart attack, heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions
  • Nuclear medicine at St. Mary's Hospital and St. Mary's Outpatient Cardiac Diagnostic Suite, located at 2470 Daniells Bridge Road, Building 200
  • Tilt table studies
  • Intensive care and intermediate care units
  • Cardiac stress testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Preventive care, including Wellness Center exercise and fitness, nutritional services, and Healthy Heart Living classes
  • Home health care/Telehealth services
  • Care Alert medical response service
  • Other diagnostics