Keep your heart healthy
For patients in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina, our team of heart-health specialists diagnose and manage cardiovascular conditions and tailor treatment approaches to your specific needs and health goals.
Our providers are equipped to manage conditions ranging from heart arrhythmias (irregular heart beat) to high cholesterol. Knowing what you need to do to have a healthy heart is easy, but implementing it can be hard. Our cardiologists give you step-by-step instructions on how to reduce your risk of heart attack through proper nutrition, regular exercise and stress management.
Combining cutting-edge advances in medical technology with highly skilled physicians, Memorial Health University Physicians’ heart specialists can help you improve your health and lead a longer, happier life.
Schedule an appointment and learn more about how you can improve your heart health today.
Get your ticker in shape
Follow these seven simple tips to ensure that your heart stays healthy.
- Pump Your Heart. For optimal health, you'll need to do enough physical activity to burn between 3,500 and 6,500 calories a week. Try at least three 20-minute cardio workouts a week.
- Know Your Numbers. We're talking the big three — cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. Getting more active, losing weight and making smart food choices can help get these numbers in a healthy range.
- Be Happy. Negative emotions like anger and hostility can raise blood pressure. To get yourself in a better mindset, adopt a more positive outlook and manage daily stressors.
- Eat Your Heart Out. When making out your grocery list, follow this simple rule of thumb: opt for foods with healthful fats, fiber and good-for-you nutrients like flavonoids, vitamins and minerals.
- Learn from Your Relatives. Even though you have a lot of control over your own heart-healthy destiny, a family history of heart disease does raise your risk significantly. So talk to your doctor about your family health history too.
- Discuss Taking Medicine. Certain nutrients, supplements and occasional medications can work preventive wonders for your heart. Discuss which options are best for you with your doctor.
- Catch Some ZZZ’s. If you don't snooze six to eight hours a night, you increase arterial aging and raise your risk of a heart attack.
Services We Offer
- TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement)
- Permanent heart implant to reduce the risk of stroke
- Cardiac catheterization
- Cardiac disease management
- Exercise stress testing
- Nuclear stress testing
- Arrhythmia and pacemaker management
- Holter monitoring