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Cardiovascular Excellence

Piedmont Heart Institute is a clinical destination for cardiovascular care and a leader in advancing innovative heart and vascular care for patients with even the most complex conditions.

Integrated Approach to Cardiovascular Care

At Piedmont Heart Institute, our standard of care – how we practice medicine every day – is an integrated approach designed by our cardiovascular leadership. This model of care has gained national recognition for optimizing quality and improving patient outcomes and experiences.

Our team, trained at the most recognized healthcare organizations in the world, has advanced specialization across all heart and vascular specialties. The combination of cardiovascular expertise and the most innovative procedures and techniques available has resulted in the following national recognitions:

  • Piedmont Atlanta named Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care (2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020), America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery (2024, 2023), America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention (2024, 2023, 2022), and Cardiac Surgery Excellence (2022).
  • Piedmont Augusta earned Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award (2024) and Vascular Surgery Excellence Award (2023, 2022). 
  • Piedmont Fayette named Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention (2023, 2022).
  • Piedmont Atlanta earned an elite three-star rating and Piedmont Athens a strong two-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Cardiology for patient care and outcomes in TAVR (2023).
  • Piedmont received 14 American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline achievement awards for demonstrating commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke (2023).
  • Piedmont Athens was the 2023 PINC AI 50 top Cardiovascular Hospital winner. 
  • U.S. News ranked Piedmont Heart at Piedmont Atlanta the top hospital in Georgia for cardiology and heart surgery in 2022-23.
  • Piedmont Macon earned American Heart Association: The Mission Lifeline Gold for NSTEMI (2022).
  • Piedmont Atlanta was named one of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals 2022 by Fortune and IBM Watson Health.
  • Performance Achievement Awards from the ACC NCDR Chest Pain-MI Registry: Piedmont Newton received Platinum (2022-2023); Piedmont Fayette received Platinum (2014-2022); Piedmont Augusta received Gold (2022).
  • Piedmont Athens and Piedmont Atlanta earned the 2021 Women’s Choice Award for the best hospitals for heart care in Georgia.
  • Piedmont Atlanta was the first adult ECMO program in the state of Georgia to be awarded Center of Excellence designation from The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO). 
  • Echocardiography labs accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in echo and stress echo.
  • Multiple Piedmont Hospitals have achieved full Chest Pain Center Accreditation status through the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. 
  • Our nationally recognized chronic total occlusion (CTO) program boasts a success rate of more than 90 percent, above the national average.
  • Named as a top 100 heart program nationally by Becker’s Hospital Review (2017).

Research and Discovery Leads to Innovation

Through a strong commitment to research and innovation, we improve the health of our patients and advance the science of medicine. For patients who have been told there are no more options – Piedmont Heart Institute finds solutions. Access to cutting-edge therapies through clinical trials, some of which were designed right here at Piedmont, and our multidisciplinary team approach enables Piedmont specialists to provide hope and positive outcomes where they might not otherwise exist. 

Our Culture of Caring

Patients benefit from academic medical center clinical excellence, but patient experiences at Piedmont are different.  Every team member is focused on providing a personalized patient-centered experience, all in a community setting. We explain every step of your care, helping patients and family members understand immediate and long-term heart and vascular health.

Our Centers of Excellence provide a multidisciplinary team approach to focus on:

For More Information about Piedmont Heart Institute

For more information about Piedmont Heart Institute or to book an appointment with one of our heart or vascular specialists, please call 404-605-2800 or use our convenient online search through our Find a Doctor tool.

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