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Cardiology Services in Villa Rica

The moment you arrive at the Tanner Heart and Vascular Center at Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica, you'll be in the hands of highly skilled cardiologists and specially-trained nurses where your care will include the latest in techologies and facilities:

  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • An interventional and diagnostic catheterization laboratory
  • An intensive care unit (ICU)
  • A 24-hour emergency department
  • Cardiac diagnostic imaging
  • Access to the John and Barbara Tanner Cardiac Rehab Center in Carrollton

Specialty medical testing provided through the cardiac services division at Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica includes the following services and procedures:

Catheterization Lab and Endovascular Lab

  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • Heart catheterization
  • Angioplasty and stenting
  • Diagnostic and interventional peripheral angiography
  • Diagnostic and interventional coronary angiography
  • Permanent pacemaker implantation
  • Temporary pacemaker insertion
  • Cardioversion


  • Stress tests
  • Holter monitor
  • Event monitors
  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs)

Cardiac diagnostic imaging

  • Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
  • Pediatric echocardiography
  • Echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound)
  • Stress echocardiogram
  • Stress cardiac nuclear medicine (thallium cardiac imaging)
  • Calcium scoring CT scanning

Surgical procedures

  • Permanent pacemaker implantation - Patients requiring a permanent pacemaker have the procedure performed in the short-stay surgery center at Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica. The minimally-invasive procedure is often performed under local anesthesia and generally takes less than 45 minutes to perform.

More information is available in Cardiology Procedures and Tests.

Emergency Heart Care at Tanner Heath System

The emergency department at Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica is fully-staffed with board certified emergency medicine physicians. Nursing personnel are certified in ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) and TNCC (trauma nurse core curriculum). All physicians and staff are trained to “think cardiac.” When a patient with chest pain is rushed into the emergency department, the "Chest Pain Protocol" is put into action immediately to ensure that the patient receives prompt, effective treatment. The emergency department is prepared to evaluate and treat patients presenting with symptoms related to cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack, angina, arrhythmia and heart failure.

Accredited Chest Pain Centers

Tanner Health System offers accredited Chest Pain Centers in Carrollton and Villa Rica that are ready to provide the advanced care you need, from assessment to diagnosis and treatment, including interventional care like angioplasty and stenting.

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Intensive Care at Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica

The intensive care unit (ICU) at Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica is a six-bed unit with the latest monitoring equipment. Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica’s ICU patient care team treats patients with acute illnesses such as hemodynamic instability (irregular heart rhythms and unstable blood pressures) that require intensive monitoring and intervention. Diagnostic and interventional procedures performed in Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica’s ICU include:

  • Temporary pacemaker implantation
  • Cardioversion (also performed in the emergency department)


To schedule an appointment for a procedure or test at a Tanner Heart and Vascular Center, have a physician’s order ready and call Tanner Central Scheduling at 770.812.9721.

If you need a cardiologist, visit the Heart Care Team page or call 770.214.CARE for a physician referral.

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