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Raising the Bar in Cardiovascular Care

With innovative approaches to improving outcomes, we continue to raise the bar in cardiovascular care at Piedmont Heart Institute through research, quality and safety initiatives. For every area of heart and vascular health, our team is advancing cardiovascular medicine through these innovative programs and initiatives:

  • Leading international site for high-risk, surgical turndown, and complex coronary interventions
  • Only adult program in Georgia recognized as an ECMO Center of Excellence by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
  • Our Marcus Heart Valve Center is at the forefront of advanced valve care:
    • 1st in the U.S. to implant a transcatheter tricuspid valve and 1st in the world enrollment in the SCOUT trial
    • 1st in the U.S. to implant a transcatheter mitral valve and 1st in the world enrollment in the Twelve trial
    • MitraClip procedure – training site for an advanced level live case course and top 4 enroller in research trial
    • eHealthcare Leadership Award for health content on the Learning Center
  • Leading volume center for cryoablations
  • Top 2 PCSK9 Lipid Program
  • Samsky Advanced Heart Failure Center is Top 10 in the nation for LVAD implantations: On the team is the originating surgeon for the Silicone-to-Skin Interface (SSI) technique and one of five sites selected for the early safety phase of HeartMate III trials
  • Highest volume center and international training site for chronic total occlusions
  • Pioneering Women’s Heart Program with unique gender-specific risk screenings and wellness network
  • An elite training site for the CHIP (Complex Higher-Risk and Indicated Patients) Program for interventionalists
  • Level 1 Vascular Program serving the region for the most complex cases
  • Founding member of the National PERT Consortium to advance best practices in pulmonary embolism care
  • Pathways and clinical variation reduction initiatives for:
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • AFib Anticoagulation
    • Aortic Stenosis
    • Cardiac Surgery
    • Cardiogenic Shock
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA)/Carotid Artery Stenting (CAS)
    • Heart Failure
    • Mitral Regurgitation
    • PCI
    • TAVR
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