GMC–One of two hospitals in the Southeast with new electrophysiology procedures
While our two new electrophysiology (EP) labs will
open their doors in April 2014, our electrophysiology physicians and staff aren’t waiting until then to
Gwinnett Medical Center has recently become only the second hospital system in Georgia and the only hospital in North Metro Atlanta to conduct a subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator (SICD) procedure. SICD enables a defibrillator to be placed directly under the skin without touching the heart. Since this amazing innovation in cardiovascular care does not involve placement of a lead inside the heart, it offers an important alternative for patients who have no vascular access or younger patients who may require multiple defibrillators during their lifetime.
Soon, the opening of our EP labs will mark a significant addition to our cardiac services lineup, enabling us to diagnose and treat heart arrhythmias. Follow us on Facebook to follow the development of this service.
An Amazing Facility—Years of Experience
From diagnosing heart disease to treating cardiovascular conditions such as cardiomyopathy, blocked arteries or arrhythmia, Gwinnett Medical Center has provided expert care for cardiovascular diseases in our community for more than 20 years.
One of the most advanced programs we offer is our percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) program. This new program allows physicians to perform life-saving coronary angioplasty and stenting procedures within our cath lab. It also allows for advanced techniques for extracting blockages in patients’ blood vessels during these procedures. These advanced techniques mean faster response times to cardiac situations—and time saved is heart muscle saved.
Some of our other services and departments include:
- Cardiac Catheterization Lab—For minimally invasive surgery related to a heart attack and other heart-related problems
- Our Cardiac Wellness Center—Includes comprehensive rehabilitation facilities after a heart attack
- Cardiology Department—For the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular conditions
- An accredited Chest Pain Center—For chest pain evaluation in an emergency situation
Find a cardiologist now, or call 678-312-5000 for a physician referral.