Emory Heart & Vascular Center expands in Cumming, Johns Creek

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Sept. 1, 2017

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Emory Heart & Vascular Center is expanding services to offer patients a wide range of top-notch care in Cumming and Johns Creek.

Emory Heart & Vascular Center has opened a practice located at 634 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 100 in Cumming. The office includes six physicians and one physician assistant. Patients will have access to the following services: cardiology, interventional cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, therapeutic and diagnostic cardiology testing, including echocardiograms and nuclear stress testing.

Emory Johns Creek Hospital, located at 6325 Hospital Parkway, is currently increasing access to cardiac electrophysiologists, doctors who help diagnose abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias.

An arrhythmia is a disorder of the heart that occurs when the body's electrical impulses, which direct and regulate heartbeats, do not function properly and cause the heart to beat slowly (bradyarrhythmias), rapidly (tachyarrhythmias) or in an uncoordinated manner. Treatment includes medication, medical procedures, implantable devices and surgery.

The Johns Creek location is among several Emory heart rhythm clinics offering state-of-the-art care by some of the nation's leading arrhythmia experts. Other locations are also operating at clinics in Cumming, Decatur, East Cobb, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Hiawassee, and Riverdale.

"Emory has one of the country's most comprehensive and innovative treatment programs for heart rhythm disorders," says Angel Leon, MD, interim director of the Division of Cardiology, Emory School of Medicine.

"Anyone who is experiencing palpitations, heart racing or other rhythm symptoms can visit Emory Johns Creek Hospital or one of our other screening locations to determine if their condition is serious and requires treatment by a specialist," says Leon.

Emory electrophysiologists have been pioneers in shaping arrhythmia treatment options, serving as primary and principal investigators for many national clinical trials.

According to the American Heart Association, atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common chronic cardiac dysrhythmia and currently affects approximately 2.7 million people in the United States. The prevalence of arrhythmias is age-related and is expected to rise substantially as the baby boomer population continues to age.

To learn more or make an appointment in Cumming or Johns Creek, please call 404-778-7777.