Heart Blog

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

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.