Why choose our Heart & Vascular services?
SAMC has the largest heart and vascular program in the region. It’s why more than 1,000 patients from as far away as the Florida beaches to north near Montgomery choose us each year for their procedures, treatment and follow-up.
The highly trained and talented team of physicians in the Heart and Vascular Center consist of vascular surgeons, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists and interventional radiologists. The Heart and Vascular Center provides a full complement of clinically integrated care for all matters of the heart and the body’s vascular system. Experience, technology and excellent facilities allow us to provide patient-centered, individual care.
The Heart and Vascular Center has received the highest accreditation by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care and the Institute of the American College of Cardiology as a Chest Pain Center with PCI and Resuscitation.
PCI refers to a procedure to open blockages and increase blood flow in the heart’s vessels which is performed in SAMC’s catheterization lab by one of our highly trained cardiologists or interventional radiologists.
SAMC’s cath lab is the largest in the region and features the newest digital technology available. It has three nuclear cameras with dual heads for faster examination and diagnosis. The five cath labs accommodate more than 4,200 patients a year.
SAMC has 24/7 access to air and ground ambulance service and the region’s only Level II trauma center.
In a partnership with physicians from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) SAMC offers expanded Electrophysiology or EP cardiology procedures that include pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), cardiac ablations or surgery.