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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:

  • U.S. News ranks Piedmont Heart at Piedmont Atlanta the top hospital in Georgia for cardiology and heart surgery in 2022-23.
  • Piedmont Atlanta named America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020) and earned Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award (2023, 2022) from Healthgrades.
  • Piedmont Fayette and Piedmont Atlanta earned America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020) by Healthgrades.
  • Piedmont Atlanta was named one of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals 2022 by Fortune and IBM Watson Health.
  • Piedmont Athens and Piedmont Atlanta have earned the 2021 Women’s Choice Award for the best hospitals for heart care in Georgia.
  • Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for Cardiac Care Unit at Piedmont Atlanta.
  • 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.
  • Five 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, well above the national average.
  • As the 2nd largest gift in the nation ever made to a community hospital, the Marcus Foundation granted $75 million to help provide better access to expert healthcare for millions of Georgians.
  • 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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