The Institute provides the community with the benefit of a blend of cutting-edge technology, highly qualified and competent physicians and staff, and a commitment to compassionate quality care. Preventive services include screenings for cardiac disease, wellness programs and risk reduction.
DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL SERVICES
Our medical treatment options for heart disease are progressive, including offering the first regional Outpatient Inotropic Heart Therapy Program for select patients with heart failure.
PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT
The Center for Heart Disease Prevention at Candler Hospital provides both primary prevention and secondary prevention programs to modify cardiovascular risk factors.
Vascular diseases affect the network of blood vessels that circulate blood to and from the heart and lungs. The Institute has a clinical non-invasive vascular laboratory, which allows state-of-the-art vascular diagnostic testing.
The HeartCare Center at St. Joseph's/Candler offers the finest surgeons and staff and the most comprehensive surgical services available in the region. Thoracic surgeons on staff at St. Joseph's/Candler recently began performing heart surgery using minimally invasive cardiac surgery techniques that may offer patients improvement in the pain and recovery that normally accompanies major heart operations.
The concept of "keyhole" open-heart surgery was introduced in Savannah by surgeons at St. Joseph's Hospital. These surgeons have also recently expanded the varieties of heart surgery utilizing the "key hole" procedure to include other vessels of the heart.
Duke University and the Cleveland Clinic recently completed separate studies which indicate that patients whose doctors have more experience performing life-saving procedures, such as balloon angioplasty, are less likely to experience complications and more likely to survive the procedure. St. Joseph's/Candler performs more open-heart procedures on an annual basis than any other health system in southeast Georgia. It is a leader in thoracic surgery and interventional cardiology as well as the areas leading provider of heart pacer and Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator surgery.