Heart Conditions We Treat
At Emory, our heart specialists treat the full range of heart problems. We are among world leaders in caring for people with heart failure, and we are at the forefront in areas such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease. At the same time, we work hard to give people the information and tools they need to prevent heart disease before it starts. And all this happens close to you — we have more than 23 Heart & Vascular clinics across North Georgia.
While we have plenty of cardiologists who will see you for your general cardiology needs, we also have several programs that specialize even further to meet all of our patient’s needs.
Below are additional cardiology programs and services offered at the Emory Heart & Vascular Center.
Adult congenital heart disease
When a heart doesn’t develop correctly before birth, the baby may be born with congenital heart disease. Many of these defects don’t need treatment, and others are repaired right after birth or during childhood. Problems from congenital heart defects can come back in adults, even if they were repaired in childhood.
Skipped beats, flutters, pounding or racing heartbeats — these are symptoms of heart arrhythmia. Many don’t need treatment, but some indicate a serious problem. The cardiology team at Emory Heart and Vascular Center diagnose and treat arrhythmias with a wide range of innovative and proven techniques.
Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD)
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a nonatherosclerotic, noninflammatory disease of the arteries most commonly involving the kidneys (renal arteries) and neck (carotid arteries). The disease typically presents in women around age 40, but it can occur in all age groups and also in men.
When your heart can’t pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs, the conditions is called heart failure. This doesn’t mean your heart is about to stop beating. However, heart failure must be treated to relieve symptoms such as weakness and shortness of breath.
With this condition the walls of the heart become thick, making it harder for the heart muscle to pump blood. You may have symptoms such as chest pain, dizziness and fainting. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy often runs in families.
People with coronary artery disease have a buildup of a substance called plaque inside their heart vessels. Heart specialists use minimally invasive procedures to view these areas, open the vessels and improve circulation. This is called interventional cardiology, and it can be a lifesaving treatment.
If you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or other heart disease risks, you can benefit from Emory Healthcare’s Preventive Cardiology Clinic.
A pulmonary embolism is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. The cause is usually a blood clot in the leg called a deep vein thrombosis that breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream to the lung.
The Emory Sports Cardiology Program [link to sports cardiology index page] is a one-of-its-kind program in Atlanta specializing in helping athletes of all ages and stages of athleticism, achieve and maintain optimal cardiovascular health; which is vital to your performance and in some cases, your ability to participate.
Emory Structural Heart & Valve Center
People with structural heart diseases have defects in their heart valves, walls or other areas. Our Structural Heart Program brings specialists together to provide innovative solutions for these problems.
Emory Women’s Heart Center
Women can have different heart disease risks and symptoms from men. Our Women’s Heart Program helps women prevent heart disease, and improves outcomes for women with this condition.
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