Maintaining a strong heart means knowing your heart and staying on top of factors that play into its health, like blood pressure, cholesterol levels, family history and exercise. And when you act early to check your heart health, we’re in a better position to catch any potential issues and work with you to keep you healthy for the long run. Starr Regional offers cardiac and pulmonary services close to home to help you live a long, active and healthy life.
Making heart health a priority
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.
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 911 immediately. SRMC's Emergency Departments in Athens and Etowah are accredited Chest Pain Centers and provide our patients with the best heart care treatment available.
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!
Starr Regional Medical Center uses the latest technology to diagnose heart conditions and start you on the road to recovery.
HFNC Non-COVID Treatments
• Heart event monitors record your heart’s electrical rhythms while you move and rest.
• Nuclear stress tests use a low-emission radioactive material to map the flow of blood through your heart and the rest of your body.
• Transesophageal echocardiography uses sound waves to form a picture of your heart health using a thin tube inserted through the esophagus.
Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab Programs
Cardiac Rehab and Pulmonary Rehab, offered by Starr Regional Medical Center, are medically supervised and educational exercise programs, where patients are monitored through telemetry during exercise. These programs are tailored to each patient’s specific needs.
To improve quality of life for individuals diagnosed with heart and lung disease, we offer individualized, exercise-based rehabilitation overseen by a full team including a physician, a nurse, a respiratory therapist, an occupational therapist and a physical therapist.