Technology at Southern Regional's Heart & Vascular Care Center
Leading-Edge Technology in your Neighborhood
As the only hospital in the south metro Atlanta offering angioplasty and
around-the-clock cardiac catheterization, Southern Regional's Heart
& Vascular Care Center uses advanced diagnostics and state-of-the-art
technology to provide the best cardiac care.
Bringing Innovation to You
We perform more heart and vascular procedures than any other hospital in
the tri-county area and we have been serving our community since 1971.
Along with our lasting commitment to providing outstanding care, we are
committed to bringing the most innovative technologies to the Southern
Crescent to save more lives.
Our Heart & Vascular Care Center has upgraded and expanded its imaging
capabilities with new digital imaging equipment for cardiac catheterization.
We have also added a new peripheral catheterization lab to diagnose and
treat circulatory problems.
We now have three all-digital, state-of-the-art procedure rooms - providing
capabilities that are unmatched in the Southern Crescent.
Southern Regional's Heart & Vascular Care Center has a 64-slice
CT scanner (computerized tomography scanner).
This technology allows doctors to view 3-D images of the heart. The scanner
performs a series of X-rays so quickly that it can scan between heartbeats
and capture crystal-clear images of the heart in seconds.
New Technology for Leg Pain
Many patients experience pain in the lower leg due to blocked blood vessels.
This occurs when calcium in blood vessels causes blockages and restricts
Doctors at our Heart & Vascular Care Center have a new technology for
treating this condition. The Diamondback 360° Orbital Atherectomy
System is a breakthrough that helps patients who might not have been treatable
in the past.
Here's how it works. A high-speed diamond-tip drill - about the size
of a human hair - opens blood vessels by drilling through blockages and
grinding up calcium into tiny particles that can safely pass through the body.
The Diamondback removes blockages all the way down to the toes, which most
other devices can't do. For many patients, the treatment prevents
the loss of toes or an entire foot.