Heart Blog

Feel free to explore our heart-healthy content as well as updates about The Heart Center below.

June 19, 2021
With men developing heart disease as many as 10 years before women, it's essential that they make protecting their hearts a top priority!
June 4, 2021
While it may be extremely common, high blood pressure isn't unavoidable. There are easy ways you can minimize your risk and keep your heart at its healthiest.
May 8, 2021
You’ve probably heard the word ablation at one time or another, but may not know exactly what it means.
May 8, 2021
If you want to protect your heart health and limit your risk of developing heart disease, why not practice the same healthy behaviors as cardiologists?
April 16, 2021
Plus, here are easy and healthy recipes to try them in!
April 9, 2021
One of our electrophysiologists provides key insights into this surprisingly common heart condition.
March 25, 2021
In addition to filling your plate with delicious flavors, these foods will help support and protect your heart!
March 15, 2021
A restless night may take a larger toll on your overall wellness than expected - especially when it comes to your heart health!
March 4, 2021
There's still so much that's misunderstood about heart disease overall - especially when it comes to the unique way it affects women!
February 26, 2021
Oftentimes, women may have symptoms that seem entirely unrelated to a heart attack. That's why it's so important to know the signs and risk factors.
February 18, 2021
While this condition affects millions of Americans, it's often misunderstood. Here’s what to know about the symptoms and what to do if you have them.
February 12, 2021
On a day that's all about love, make sure to show your heart some much needed TLC.
February 5, 2021
Heart disease is serious, but through the power of awareness, education and simple lifestyle changes, you can support lasting heart health!
December 22, 2020
This heart-healthy variation of a classic seasonal dish is an easy and delicious way to bring a touch of the holidays home!
December 4, 2020
You can’t go wrong with this recipe! They have heart-loving nutritious ingredients and, yes, there’s also chocolate.
November 23, 2020
Just in time for Thanksgiving - a deliciously healthy turkey recipe that’s sure to be one of your new favorites!
November 13, 2020
While these providers are an important part of your care team, their expertise and role are often misunderstood. Learn more about how these knowledgeable experts can help you!
October 27, 2020
To continue providing the highest level of specialized cardiac care, The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center welcomes a new electrophysiologist to their impressive team of experts.
October 16, 2020
This heart-healthy fall recipe is great for individuals with heart failure - and is oh so delicious!
October 16, 2020
If you have heart disease, you're more likely to experience complications as a result of the flu.
October 13, 2020
By better understanding your unique your unique risk, you can effectively prevent heart disease.
September 30, 2020
To continue providing exceptional cardiovascular care, The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center welcomes a new non-invasive cardiologist to their team of experts.
August 13, 2020
This unprecedented level of growth will ensure The Heart Center of NGMC continues to lead the way in cardiovascular care.
July 28, 2020
This is especially true for individuals with high blood pressure or heart disease.
July 10, 2020
Make the most of your time during your cardiology appointment by using these helpful conversation starters.
June 26, 2020
After an unexpected outcome from HeartFlow Analysis, Doris Croker has never been so certain that everything in life happens for a reason.
June 25, 2020
Nearly 1 and 3 adults have high cholesterol, but many don't know they have it. Here's a quick overview of this common condition - and more.
June 20, 2020
Heart disease risk factors aren't always obvious. There are subtle, everyday ways men may be increasing their risk.
June 17, 2020
Preventing and treating high blood pressure starts by better understanding this common condition.
June 11, 2020
Hear about the benefits of video visits from current patients of The Heart Center. Plus, Dr. Kolakalapudi highlights what this new service means for you!
June 10, 2020
If you are at risk for or living with a heart condition, there are simple ways to stay safe and enjoy the season.
May 27, 2020
Learn more about the steps we're taking at The Heart Center of NGMC locations to keep you safe and well.
May 19, 2020
Khaja Mohammed, MD, FACC, MRCP (UK), has just started with The Heart Center of NGMC and is accepting new patients at the Braselton and Gainesville locations.
May 5, 2020
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) continues to lead the way in life-saving heart and vascular care by becoming the first health system in the state with hospitals designated as Emergency Cardiac Care Centers (ECCC).
March 31, 2020
In addition to taking steps to prevent COVID-19, Dr. Egolum provides helpful tips for heart patients to remember during the pandemic.
March 27, 2020
When it comes to taking action and supporting your heart health, it’s never a bad time to start.
March 15, 2020
Only select entrances will be open for patients and visitors at each Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) hospital starting the afternoon of Sunday, March 15.
February 18, 2020
The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center has a new interventional cardiologist. Pranav Kansara, MD, MS, FACC, FSCAI, is now working at both the Gainesville and Braselton locations.
January 6, 2020
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield have announced an agreement on a new contract that covers the care NGHS provides to Anthem commercial (employer-sponsored) health plan members.
December 20, 2019
If you had to choose between warm homemade cobbler and fresh fruit, which would you choose? It's a no-brainer - right? Fresh fruit, of course.
December 18, 2019
Northeast Georgia Medical Center is the first hospital in Georgia to provide a new test that can better predict if you have coronary artery disease and need a cardiac catheterization to restore blood flow to your heart.
December 10, 2019
There's nothing better than an ooey-gooey brownie; especially one that's good for your heart health, too.
December 3, 2019
The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has a new cardiologist. Santhi Adigopula, MD, FACC, FASE, FSCMR joined the practice today and is accepting patients at the Gainesville location.
November 27, 2019
Most of us can agree that there's no shortage of reasons to love the holiday season - gatherings with friends and family, delicious foods, chilly sweater weather and, of course, delicious foods galore.
November 21, 2019
Enjoy this heart-healthy, low-sodium avocado deviled eggs recipe all year round!
November 14, 2019
Learn how the NGMC cardiovascular team used the innovative LVAD device to extend Donald Wade's life. Article repurposed from a news story in the Northeast Georgian
November 13, 2019
Enjoy this delicious cranberry turkey cocktail meatball appetizer - it is the perfect addition to any holiday party menu.
November 11, 2019
Did you know cardiovascular (heart) disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States—accounting for 40 percent of all deaths? Learn surprising facts about heart disease.
November 7, 2019
Enjoy this low-sodium turkey gravy recipe that will pair well with the low-sodium herb-rubbed turkey. The gravy is not only heart-healthy, but it is also delicious!
October 29, 2019
Make this heart-healthy turkey the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving dinner!
October 22, 2019
Get ready for the holidays with this heart-healthy recipe!
October 18, 2019
We cordially invite all heart failure patients and caregivers to join us for a cooking demonstration on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
October 14, 2019
Northeast Georgia Health System patient, David T., recently underwent a heart failure procedure to implant a left ventricular assist device.
September 30, 2019
The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has a new cardiologist. Falgun Patel, MD, FACC, joined the practice today and will be seeing patients in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center cardiac catheterization lab.
September 16, 2019
The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has a new cardiologist. Atul Trivedi, MD, FACC, joined the practice today and is accepting patients at the Cumming and Dawsonville locations.
July 17, 2019
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is proud to recognize 26 physicians who have been named to Atlanta magazine's 2019 Top Doctors list.
June 6, 2019
While we are disappointed they are no longer with us, we want you to know the 26 cardiologists and 42 advanced practice providers who are part of The Heart Center of NGMC today stand ready and are committed to serving the cardiology needs of our regional community.
February 1, 2019
The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center is proud to announce that Ryan Whitney, MD, FACC, FSCAI will begin practicing interventional cardiology alongside Vivien Cheng, MD; Nima Ghasemzadeh, MD, FACC; and Ankit Patel, MD, FACC, FSCAI, beginning Monday, June 17.
April 2, 2018
The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has a new cardiologist. Sudhakar Chennareddy, MD, FACC, joined the practice today and is accepting patients at the Gainesville, Toccoa and Demorest locations.