Starr Regional Medical Center offers an array of cardiopulmonary and vascular services, providing both diagnostic and therapeutic services for individuals with cardiac, vascular, and respiratory conditions. And when you act early to check your heart and lung health, we’re in a better position to catch any potential issues and work with you to keep you healthy for the long run.
Heart health is about more than just your heart. Blood pressure, cholesterol, family history and other factors all play important roles in keeping your heart strong. If you have questions about your heart health but aren’t quite sure where to begin, start with a heart health assessment and learn more about any risks you may have for heart-related conditions. Your journey to a stronger heart starts here.
Making Your Heart Health a Priority
Chest Pain Awareness
Never overlook chest pain or discomfort. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and why you should seek immediate care if you are experiencing chest pain.Learn More
Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Our Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs serve patients who have had a heart attack, heart surgery, other forms of cardiovascular disease or lung disease. Learn more about the benefits of these programs.Learn More
Cardiac Cath Lab Project
We are excited to offer cardiac catheterization care on our Athens campus beginning Spring 2023. Learn more about our cardiac cath lab project and how we're expanding cardiac services.Learn More
Cardiac Care Close to Home
Our experienced cardiac team utilizes the latest technology to diagnose cardiovascular disease and get you on the road to recovery. Starr Regional Medical Center offers the following treatments and diagnostic services:
- Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
- Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure ventilation (BiPap)
- Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT)
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Stress Tests and Nuclear Stress Tests
- Echocardiogram (Echo)
- Holter/Heart Event Monitors
- High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) non-COVID Treatments
Speak to your primary care provider about any risks you may have for heart-related conditions. If you do not have a provider, visit our Find a Provider page to get connected to the care you need. If your provider has ordered diagnostic testing for you, contact our scheduling department to make an appointment.
If you feel shortness of breath with physical exertion or are having trouble controlling your blood pressure with medications, your primary care doctor may refer you to a cardiologist. Never overlook chest pain or discomfort. If you or a loved one notice signs of a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Starr Regional Medical Center's Emergency Departments in Athens and Etowah are accredited Chest Pain Centers. Our facilities emphasize the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs that provide more efficient and effective evaluation as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms.
Remember: seconds can save lives.
Recognize the Symptoms
Two of the most common life-threatening emergencies are heart attacks and strokes. Timely treatment is crucial!