Augusta University Health

Augusta University Health Our Heart and Cardiovascular Services are recognized for dedication to strict criteria for heart and cardiovascular care.
(5)

At Augusta University Heart and Cardiovascular Services, we strive to provide comprehensive and efficient cardiac care to our patients. We provide expert quality care and follow-up using an interdisciplinary approach and are committed to providing Patient Family Centered Care and a value-oriented environment where change, innovation and the quest for knowledge are ongoing. The Cardiovascular Center offers the area’s first accredited chest pain center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers/Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Augusta Health has health care like no other in the Southeast by executing cardiac catheterization procedures that exceed national standards in treating blockages in 40 minutes or less (50 minutes less than the national average).

Children are not safe from heart issues. Everyone is at risk, so get a leg up by protecting your children's heart.
02/28/2019
Little hearts can be building big problems

Children are not safe from heart issues. Everyone is at risk, so get a leg up by protecting your children's heart.

Parents, take note. Your children could be accumulating fat and plaques in their arteries that will lead to heart disease in the years to come. This means that the heart attacks a lot of people have as adults may have started to build up when they were children. “This buildup often begins in chil

Finding heart healthy tasty food is very hard, but there are ways to make your favorite foods heart healthy.
02/20/2019
Delicious food swaps: Easy ways to make your favorite foods heart-healthy

Finding heart healthy tasty food is very hard, but there are ways to make your favorite foods heart healthy.

Planning a steaming bowl of pasta Alfredo for dinner, followed by your mom's famous gooey chocolate chip cookies for dessert? But wait. "In the right portions, you can actually enjoy your favorite guilty-pleasure meals without the guilt, thanks to some easy heart-healthy swaps," said Sarah Schmidt,

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month! How regular is your heartbeat? FInd out. ❤️
09/06/2018
Get help for heart rhythm problems: Learn the symptoms and your treatment options

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month! How regular is your heartbeat? FInd out. ❤️

In the song "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" Diana Ross asks, "Why does my heart skip a crazy beat?" For at least 2.7 million Americans, it’s not love but atrial fibrillation (AFib) that causes an irregular heartbeat. Normally, your heart pumps blood through its four chambers by contracting and re

Sometimes we need a boost to get through a workout, but is it good for our hearts?
09/05/2018
In a hurry to boost your workout? Don't do this.

Sometimes we need a boost to get through a workout, but is it good for our hearts?

We all want to get the most out of our workouts, whether that’s burning more fat, building more muscle or getting more energy. How about a supplement that can tackle all of those things? Sounds too good to be true? You might be right. “The fact is, the amount of epinephrine and norepinephri

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premier event for raising funds to save lives from the nation’s No. 1...
03/08/2018
Are you Heartwalking? There's still time.

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premier event for raising funds to save lives from the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers, #heartdisease and #stroke.

Register now for the CSRA Heart Walk and help the American Heart Association raise money to save lives.

There's still time to join a team! Sign up today.
03/07/2018
2018 CSRA Heart Walk : Augusta University - Heart Walk - American Heart Association

There's still time to join a team! Sign up today.

We’re not just walking. We’re Heartwalking. Our participation in Heart Walk promotes fun ways to be physically active and make healthier choices every day. Imagine the impact if we reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by 2020. Please help us reach thi...

Struggling with any of these and wondering where to begin?Call us today at 706-721-2426, or visit augustahealth.org/card...
02/18/2018
6 heart-healthy habits

Struggling with any of these and wondering where to begin?
Call us today at 706-721-2426, or visit augustahealth.org/cardio to learn about our services and team.

Here are some steps you can take for a heart-healthy lifestyle: Monitor your blood pressure. The American Heart Association recommends a home monitor for those with high blood pressure. As you make lifestyle changes or adjust medications, you’ll want to track your blood pressure in order to mea

Kids can be picky eaters, and forcing them to eat foods they dislike could backfire. Pediatric dietitian, Sarah Tankersl...
02/17/2018
4 ways to get kids to eat healthy

Kids can be picky eaters, and forcing them to eat foods they dislike could backfire. Pediatric dietitian, Sarah Tankersley shares her 4 tips for making sure our kids are eating #hearthealthy meals.

It’s is never too early for you to start thinking about nutrition essentials for your kids. Involving them in the meal prepping process and creating an environment in the home where healthy eating is encouraged is a great way to get them started early with making healthy decisions. Kids can be pi

Dr. Schafer shares her favorite #hearthealthy tips for women every where. #HeartMonth
02/16/2018
Ladies: Follow these 10 steps to a healthier heart

Dr. Schafer shares her favorite #hearthealthy tips for women every where. #HeartMonth

Heart disease is most often thought of as a man’s disease. However, this is a common misconception, because heart disease claims more women than men every year. A woman dies from heart disease nearly every minute in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. Heart attacks occ

Research suggests that #childhoodobesity contributes to type-2 diabetes, #hypertension, dyslipidemia and metabolic syndr...
02/15/2018
Exercise Ideas for the Non-Athletic Child

Research suggests that #childhoodobesity contributes to type-2 diabetes, #hypertension, dyslipidemia and metabolic syndrome. All of these conditions can be precursors to #cardiovasculardisease. Even if your child isn't overweight, exercise offers a lot of benefits.

Exercise for the non-sports adolescent Adolescents’ interests vary, and not all adolescents are sports-oriented. Almost every child shares the increased health risks that can stem from a lack of exercise and the benefits of routinely exercising. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, r

Happy #ValentinesDay from the #AugustaUniversity Cardiovascular team.
02/14/2018

Happy #ValentinesDay from the #AugustaUniversity Cardiovascular team.

“In the right portions, you can actually enjoy your favorite guilty-pleasure meals without the guilt, thanks to some eas...
02/13/2018
Delicious food swaps: Easy ways to make your favorite foods heart-healthy

“In the right portions, you can actually enjoy your favorite guilty-pleasure meals without the guilt, thanks to some easy #hearthealthy swaps,” says Sarah Schmidt, a registered dietitian with #AugustaUniversity Family Medicine.

Planning a steaming bowl of pasta Alfredo for dinner, followed by your mom's famous gooey chocolate chip cookies for dessert? But wait. "In the right portions, you can actually enjoy your favorite guilty-pleasure meals without the guilt, thanks to some easy heart-healthy swaps," said Sarah Schmidt,

"High blood pressure means a reading of 140/90 mmHg or more,” says Dr. Robinson, #cardiologist. #HeartMonth
02/11/2018
Take control of high blood pressure: The risk factors you need to know

"High blood pressure means a reading of 140/90 mmHg or more,” says Dr. Robinson, #cardiologist. #HeartMonth

How’s your blood pressure these days? "High blood pressure means a reading of 140/90 mmHg or more," said Dr. Vincent Robinson, a cardiologist with Augusta University Heart and Cardiovascular Services. While certain risk factors are genetic, there are factors you can do something about. These inclu

Thanks to Dr. Alleyne and a few Augusta University Alumni, kids can learn about #hearthealth in a fun way! #HeartMonth
02/10/2018
Bart's Heart: The Latest in Dr. Cargill Alleyne's Fascinating Book Series

Thanks to Dr. Alleyne and a few Augusta University Alumni, kids can learn about #hearthealth in a fun way! #HeartMonth

It all started on a long drive to Disney World several years ago when Dr. Cargill Alleyne, neurosurgeon, responded to his kids questions about the brain. “At the time I suspect that my long-winded responses bored them since they fell asleep,” Dr. Alleyne says. “I realized that there was a more...

We know what's for dinner tonight! #yum #HeartMonth
02/09/2018
Dine the Greek way: It's heart healthy and tasty, too

We know what's for dinner tonight! #yum #HeartMonth

Want a heart-healthy diet that’s also tasty? Nutritionists found that the traditional Greek diet — which focuses on vegetables, fruits, grains, beans, nuts and yogurt; olive oil as the sole source of added fat; only a few weekly servings of fish, poultry, eggs and sweets; and red meats saved for...

What's you cholesterol IQ? #HeartMonth
02/08/2018
Quiz: Test your knowledge about cholesterol

What's you cholesterol IQ? #HeartMonth

Can you tell fact from fiction when it comes to cholesterol and your health? Answer the questions below to find out your cholesterol IQ. True or False? My body makes all the cholesterol it needs. Foods labeled low cholesterol are low in fat. Even people who are thin are at risk for hig

Many pediatricians are uncomfortable addressing the issue of #childhoodobesity or simply don’t take the time to do it ef...
02/07/2018
Little Hearts Can Be Building Big Problems

Many pediatricians are uncomfortable addressing the issue of #childhoodobesity or simply don’t take the time to do it effectively. It's not something to be ashamed of, but it needs to be addressed to prevent future health issues. #HeartMonth

Parents, take note. Your children could be accumulating fat and plaques in their arteries that will lead to heart disease in the years to come. This means that the heart attacks a lot of people have as adults may have started to build up when they were children. “This buildup often begins in chil

“The more people who are trained in early heart attack care, the more patients can receive the care they need in a timel...
02/06/2018
Augusta University educates community on early heart attack care

“The more people who are trained in early heart attack care, the more patients can receive the care they need in a timely manner,” said Michael Cunico, registered #nurse and chest pain coordinator. “Time is muscle.” #HeartMonth

Having an accredited chest pain center comes with the important responsibility of educating the community on early heart attack care. Augusta University Health takes this to heart by arming people with potentially lifesaving information and training. "The more people who are trained in early hear

Want to eat more delicious, flavorful and satisfying meals? Work with one of our professional dietitians to create a cus...
02/05/2018
Veg out! Fill your plate with colorful, heart-healthy veggies

Want to eat more delicious, flavorful and satisfying meals? Work with one of our professional dietitians to create a customized meal plan. Just call 706-721-9810. #HeartMonth

We all know vegetables are full of vitamins and minerals that are important for a balanced diet and a healthy body, but sometimes it’s still a struggle to eat enough (the average adult should eat between two to three cups of vegetables daily!). Sarah Schmidt, a registered dietitian with Augusta Un...

We invest not only in early heart attack care but also in ensuring an efficient critical care process — and it starts wi...
02/04/2018
Partnering for patient success

We invest not only in early heart attack care but also in ensuring an efficient critical care process — and it starts with #EMS. #HeartMonth

A patient's chance of surviving a heart attack dramatically increases if the patient or a bystander calls 911 and uses emergency medical services (EMS). That’s why Augusta University Health invests not only in early heart attack care but also in ensuring an efficient critical care process — and ...

Our experienced electrophysiologists can help you get back to your life without skipping a beat. 😉 Call us today at 706-...
02/03/2018
Get help for heart rhythm problems: Learn the symptoms and your treatment options

Our experienced electrophysiologists can help you get back to your life without skipping a beat. 😉 Call us today at 706-721-2426, or visit augustahealth.org/cardio to learn about our heart rhythm services and providers. #HeartMonth

In the song "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" Diana Ross asks, "Why does my heart skip a crazy beat?" For at least 2.7 million Americans, it’s not love but atrial fibrillation (AFib) that causes an irregular heartbeat. Normally, your heart pumps blood through its four chambers by contracting and re

Want to know your heart attack risk in just 15 minutes? Coronary calcium is one of the newer tests to find out your hear...
02/02/2018
Attack-proof your heart: Follow this easy, practical plan

Want to know your heart attack risk in just 15 minutes? Coronary calcium is one of the newer tests to find out your heart attack risk. Call 706-721-2328 today to schedule a screening. #HeartMonth

"If you think about your heart — how it works 24 hours a day to keep you alive — you'll understand how important it is to keep this powerful muscle as strong as possible," said Dr. Gyanendra Sharma at Augusta University Heart and Cardiovascular Services. Here are some suggestions to keep your ti...

Augusta University Health's cover photo
02/02/2018

Augusta University Health's cover photo

Two great recipes to get your heart through the cold season. #HealthyHearts
01/06/2018
Soup-er days: Comfort food that's oh so good for you

Two great recipes to get your heart through the cold season. #HealthyHearts

As the days grow shorter, nothing beats a steaming crock of savory, homemade soup. A terrific and easy way to improve your family's diet, soup can provide a filling, yet low-calorie meal that packs a lot of nutrients, protein, vitamins and more into one pot. Minestrone Ingredients: 2 tsp.

How’s your #bloodpressure these days?
12/01/2017
Take control of high blood pressure: The risk factors you need to know

How’s your #bloodpressure these days?

How’s your blood pressure these days? "High blood pressure means a reading of 140/90 mmHg or more," said Dr. Vincent Robinson, a cardiologist with Augusta University Heart and Cardiovascular Services. While certain risk factors are genetic, there are factors you can do something about. These inclu

Can you tell fact from fiction when it comes to cholesterol and your health? Answer the questions below to find out your...
11/19/2017
Quiz: Test your knowledge about cholesterol

Can you tell fact from fiction when it comes to cholesterol and your health? Answer the questions below to find out your cholesterol IQ.

Can you tell fact from fiction when it comes to cholesterol and your health? Answer the questions below to find out your cholesterol IQ. True or False? My body makes all the cholesterol it needs. Foods labeled low cholesterol are low in fat. Even people who are thin are at risk for hig

Let's get this winter workout season going!
11/04/2017
Winter-proof your workout

Let's get this winter workout season going!

Did you know? Working out in the winter helps give your immune system a boost and can help ward off colds. Get your exercise mojo going by: Wearing the right gear, including layers that you can remove as you start to sweat, and avoiding cotton, which stays wet (and cold!) next to your skin.

All you need tonight for dinner are these 4 tips.
10/29/2017
Delicious food swaps: Easy ways to make your favorite foods heart-healthy

All you need tonight for dinner are these 4 tips.

Planning a steaming bowl of pasta Alfredo for dinner, followed by your mom's famous gooey chocolate chip cookies for dessert? But wait. "In the right portions, you can actually enjoy your favorite guilty-pleasure meals without the guilt, thanks to some easy heart-healthy swaps," said Sarah Schmidt,

Your local farmers market can be a great resource for seasonal produce. Select vegetables that are rich in color and are...
09/16/2017
Veg out! Fill your plate with colorful, heart-healthy veggies

Your local farmers market can be a great resource for seasonal produce. Select vegetables that are rich in color and aren’t bruised or damaged. Or have fun growing your own vegetables!

We all know vegetables are full of vitamins and minerals that are important for a balanced diet and a healthy body, but sometimes it’s still a struggle to eat enough (the average adult should eat between two to three cups of vegetables daily!). Sarah Schmidt, a registered dietitian with Augusta Univ

You can take care of your heart by making lifestyle changes now for a healthy tomorrow. #HeartHealth #WomensHealth
09/02/2017
Ladies: Follow these 10 steps to a healthier heart

You can take care of your heart by making lifestyle changes now for a healthy tomorrow. #HeartHealth #WomensHealth

Heart disease is most often thought of as a man’s disease. However, this is a common misconception, because heart disease claims more women than men every year. A woman dies from heart disease nearly every minute in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. Heart attacks occ

Dr. Dellsperger talks portion sizes, #healthy eating habits and frequency for the best #hearthealth.
08/20/2017
Eat smart for your heart: 6 tips from the chief medical officer

Dr. Dellsperger talks portion sizes, #healthy eating habits and frequency for the best #hearthealth.

If you want a healthy heart, then aim to eat smart. The first way to do that is to think about legs – not your own, but those you eat, said Dr. Kevin C. Dellsperger. The vice president and chief medical officer for Augusta University Medical Center, has been a cardiologist for more than 30 yea

Struggling with any of these and wondering where to begin? Call us at 706-721-2426, or visit augustahealth.org/cardio to...
08/12/2017
6 heart-healthy habits

Struggling with any of these and wondering where to begin? Call us at 706-721-2426, or visit augustahealth.org/cardio to learn about our heart and cardiovascular services and providers.

Here are some steps you can take for a heart-healthy lifestyle: Monitor your blood pressure. The American Heart Association recommends a home monitor for those with high blood pressure. As you make lifestyle changes or adjust medications, you’ll want to track your blood pressure in order to mea

Squash is healthy, delicious and can be easily grown right in your own backyard. So if the benefits that come with it do...
07/16/2017
Squash the boring salad with this recipe: Simple squash salad

Squash is healthy, delicious and can be easily grown right in your own backyard. So if the benefits that come with it don’t have you headed out the back door with your garden gloves and shovel in tow, the flexibility of the vegetable will. #HeartHealth

We've all been there: You felt so proud of yourself for making a healthy salad for lunch. By 12 p.m., your pride faded into dissatisfaction of the combination of lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes. That's when you know it's time for a salad makeover – the first step? SQUASH IT! Squash is healthy,

Get smart about your #heart. The best place to start is with your diet.
07/08/2017
Dine the Greek way: It's heart healthy and tasty, too

Get smart about your #heart. The best place to start is with your diet.

Want a heart-healthy diet that’s also tasty? Nutritionists found that the traditional Greek diet — which focuses on vegetables, fruits, grains, beans, nuts and yogurt; olive oil as the sole source of added fat; only a few weekly servings of fish, poultry, eggs and sweets; and red meats saved for spe

Want to know your #heart attack risk in just 15 minutes?Coronary calcium is one of the newer tests to find out risk. Cal...
06/24/2017
Attack-proof your heart: Follow this easy, practical plan

Want to know your #heart attack risk in just 15 minutes?Coronary calcium is one of the newer tests to find out risk. Call 706-721-2328 today to schedule a screening.

"If you think about your heart — how it works 24 hours a day to keep you alive — you'll understand how important it is to keep this powerful muscle as strong as possible," said Dr. Gyanendra Sharma at Augusta University Heart and Cardiovascular Services. Here are some suggestions to keep your ticke

Address

1003 Chafee Avenue
Augusta, GA
30904

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 17:30
Thursday 07:30 - 17:30
Friday 07:30 - 17:30

Telephone

(706) 721-2426

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Augusta University Health posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Augusta University Health:

Videos

Our Story

Nearby health & beauty businesses


Other Medical & Health in Augusta

Show All