Cardiology

The Cardiology departments on our Brunswick and Camden campuses offer a full complement of cardiac diagnostic testing, including Echocardiograms and EKGs, Stress and Tilt Table tests and Holter Monitors, which are used to evaluate heart rhythm over a period of time. While available 24/7 for emergency and inpatients, outpatient testing is routinely performed Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

In addition to a full range of diagnostic testing, our Brunswick Campus also offers Cardiac Rehabilitation along with invasive and interventional cardiology services such as angioplasty and stenting and insertion of MRI compatible pacemakers and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators.

You may contact our departments by calling the following numbers:

Brunswick Campus: 912-466-7660
Camden Campus: 912-576-6195


Hands-Only CPR

Many people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. The person in need could be a stranger or loved one, but the person who has the power to save their life could be you. If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 911, then push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song "Stayin' Alive".

Cardiac Catheterization

Angioplasty and Stenting

If your arteries become blocked due to a build up of cholesterol or plaque, angioplasty is a procedure used to open blocked arteries. It works by threading a catheter to the heart through an artery in your arm or leg and inflating a balloon. As the balloon opens it expands a mesh tube or stent against the walls of the artery. This vascular scaffolding holds the artery open, allowing it heal, so blood can flow normally.

Arrhythmias: Diagnosis and Treatment

Arrhythmia refers to an irregular heart beat. A typical adult’s heart beats 60 to 100 beats per minute. Arrhythmia may be diagnosed as a heart beating too slow or too fast. Signs and symptoms of an irregular heart beat include dizziness, fainting, “butterflies in the chest,” a rapid heart beat or skipped heart beats.

  • Reveal LINQ: For infrequent episodes of irregular heart beat and long-term monitoring, our interventional cardiologists may implant the Reveal LINQ device under the skin to continuously monitor and help detect irregular heart beats to aid in treatment. The device could also be placed after a treatment protocol has been established to monitor effectiveness.
  • Pacemaker: To correct an irregular heartbeat, a pacemaker may be inserted under the skin to aid the heart in maintaining a normal heart beat by delivering electric stimulation
  • Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (AICD): Also implantable under the skin, an AICD monitors and detects irregular heart beats and sends electrical shocks to the heart to restore a regular rhythm.

Intravascular Lithotripsy

Of the approximately one million patients who undergo a stent procedure each year, 30 percent have problematic calcium that increases their risk for adverse events. Intravascular Lithotripsy is an innovative technology which allows our cardiologists to safely fracture problematic calcium using sonic pressure waves. This advanced technique expands the artery and restores blood flow by placing a stent without unnecessary complications. Learn more!

Intravascular Ultrasound

A diagnostic test using a catheter and miniature ultrasound to look inside blood vessels, an intravascular ultrasound helps to determine plaque build up and aid in stent sizing and placement.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically prescribed, clinically monitored and personalized treatment program for patients with diagnosed heart conditions. The comprehensive rehabilitation program includes exercise and education to help improve heart health. Our program is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual facilities for adherence to quality standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies.

Learn more about Cardiac Rehabilitation!

Echocardiograms and EKG

An electrocardiogram or EKG measures the heart’s electrical activity. An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart, providing pictures of the heart chambers and how they function, as well as the blood flow through the heart. Both are noninvasive diagnostic tests used to help prevent and treat heart conditions.

Stress Tests

A stress test, or exercise test, helps doctors determine heart health by assessing how it functions as a result of an increased workload. The test monitors heart and breathing rates, blood pressure, electrical activity (EKG) and tiredness. Stress tests can help in diagnosing coronary artery disease, as well as the appropriate level of cardiac rehabilitation exercise after a procedure.

Tilt Table Tests

Tilt table testing is used to help diagnose unexplained dizziness or fainting spells. While lying on and strapped to a tilt table, blood pressure and heart rate are monitored while the table moves from horizontal to vertical positioning to assess the body’s response to gravity. Several conditions or medications can cause dizziness or fainting. Simulating triggers to fainting and the body’s response can help diagnose the need for treatment or further testing.

Healthy Partners Articles

High Honors for COPD and Heart Failure Care

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Meet Our Providers

Ascension St. Vincent's Coastal Cardiology
Address:
3226 A Hampton Avenue
Brunswick, GA 31520
University of Florida-Cardiology
Address:
201 B Lake Shore Point
St. Marys, GA 31558
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Cardiology
Address:
2500 Starling Street
Ste. 404
Brunswick, GA 31520
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Cardiology
Address:
2500 Starling Street
Ste. 404
Brunswick, GA 31520
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Cardiology
Address:
2500 Starling Street
Ste. 404
Brunswick, GA 31520
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Cardiology
Address:
2500 Starling Street
Ste. 404
Brunswick, GA 31520
UF Health Cardiology - St. Marys
Address:
201 B Lakeshore Point
St. Marys, GA 31558
Ascension St. Vincent's Coastal Cardiology
Address:
3226 A Hampton Avenue
Brunswick, GA 31520
University of Florida-Cardiology
Address:
201 B Lakeshore Point
St. Marys, GA 31558
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-General & Vascular Surgery
Address:
2500 Starling St.
Ste. 201
Brunswick, GA 31520
Ascension St. Vincent's Coastal Cardiology
Address:
3226 A Hampton Avenue
Brunswick, GA 31520
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Cardiology
Address:
2500 Starling Street
Ste. 404
Brunswick, GA 31520
University of Florida - Cardiology
Address:
201 B Lakeshore Point
St. Marys, GA 31558

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Brunswick Campus
Address:
2415 Parkwood Drive
Brunswick, GA 31520
Phone: 912-466-7000
Fax: 912-466-7013
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Camden Campus
Address:
2000 Dan Proctor Drive
St. Marys, GA 31558
Phone: 912-576-6200
Fax: 912-576-6404
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