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Winter 2013 (Current issue)
Cardiovascular Center at Georgia Regents University
There are several areas of clinical excellence in new programs Electrophysiology,Peripheral and Interventional Cardiology. These build on strong programs in cardiovascular imaging, general and consultative cardiology. Clinical partnerships with Pediatric Cardiology provide additional care for adults with congenital heart disease. Integrated programs with Emergency Medicine facilitate the evaluation and treatment of patients with heart attacks in our Chest Pain Center. Collaboration and joint programs between cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery contribute to the high quality of patient care.
The Cardiovascular Medicine Division at MCG aims to become a national leader in cardiovascular patient care, education and research. Building on a strong reputation in cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology (e.g. the early descriptions of the adrenergic system by Dr. Ahlquist), cardiovascular research has grown to be the largest single area of investigation on the MCG campus.
The Cardiovascular Discovery Institute, co-directed by Dr. Gaston Kapuku and Dr. Stephen Black, is a multidisciplinary team of basic scientists and clinicians investigating the causes of cardiovascular disease. This initiative is intended to bridge the traditional divide between basic science research and patient care.
Cardiovascular Research Programs at MCG:
The depth and extent of the research, clinical and educational opportunities at MCG provide a superb environment for comprehensive training for medical students, residents and fellows. In addition to training at the Georgia Health Sciences Health System (licensed for 632 beds) hospital and clinical training is also provided at the Charlie Norwood (Augusta) Veteran’s Administration Medical Center which is licensed for 400 beds and, other medical sites.