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Heart and Vascular Care
CRMC’s heart and vascular services extend from prevention and wellness, through diagnosis and treatment, to cardiac rehabilitation. For more information on general cardiology, call 912-384-1900 ext. 4316.
CRMC has two highly-trained cardiologists on staff:
A new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory offers complete diagnostic cardiac services. It features state-of-the-art equipment to detect the presence of blockages or other evidence of heart disease, to evaluate blood flow to the heart and how well the heart is pumping, and to help determine needed treatment. The lab is headed by Dr. Collins (who has more than 10 years of cardiac catheterization experience) and is staffed by nurses and technologists specially trained in digital cardiac imaging. CRMC’s large radiology department also provides nuclear and other diagnostic imaging useful in heart disease.
Many patients with cardiac emergencies are seen each year at CRMC’s high-tech emergency department, open and staffed around the clock. There, patients are stabilized and, if needed, sent by helicopter to a larger hospital for specialized treatment. Coffee Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS), widely considered a leader in the EMS industry, provides advanced life support as heart and stroke patients are rushed to the hospital, including the use of LifePak monitors that transmit images of the heart to the emergency department, allowing emergency physicians to decide if patients should be given a clot-busting drug while in transit.