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Welcome Dr. Elia G. Abboud
The Heart Center would like to welcome our newest associate
Dr. Elia G. Abboud.   Dr. Abboud has returned to the Gainesville
area and now seeing patients at our Gainesville and Lavonia

Dr. Elia G. Abboud Biography

CNN - The Fight to Rescue American Health Care
Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Dr. Steven Nissen and Dr. Jeffrey Marshall on whether stents are an effective treatment.


Jeff Marshall – Interview on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Mark Leimbach – Interview on Robotic Angioplasty

Salem Sayar – Interview on Analyze ST trial

 Leaders in Cardiology
Welcome to Northeast Georgia Heart Center, the state's leader in cardiac care. The physicians at The Heart Center are consistently recognized as some of the top cardiovascular physicians in the country. It is through their leadership and collaboration that Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been recognized as the #1 heart hospital in the State of Georgia for the last seven years running, according to HealthGrades © nationally recognized organization to rank healthcare facilities based on outcomes for a variety of diagnoses and procedures. This recognition also appeared in the December 2010 issue of Georgia Trend magazine. Our cardiologists have the experience that leads to expertise. Experience adds up to fewer complications and better outcomes for our patients. We perform more than 5,000 cardiac procedures and consult more than 30,000 patients each year. Patients and families can trust the unsurpassed experience the physicians at The Heart Center provide.

Centered on Quality
Northeast Georgia Heart Center (NGHC) is a specialized group of dedicated cardiovascular physicians. Each physician brings diverse medical training and is an integral part in the complete treatment of our cardiac patients. Our physicians are fellowship trained and board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Many of our physicians hold double board certifications in subspecialties such as Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. We take a comprehensive approach to cardiac and vascular healthcare through state-of-the-art technology and techniques. Our physicians remain on the forefront of prevention and disease management by our participation in clinical research and trials. We contribute at a global level to the advancement of cardiovascular treatments. This is the arena to which our physicians are elevated.

We are well-known for our responsiveness to patient needs and the supportive role we provide to referring physicians. Our cardiovascular physicians are leaders in their field; who are dedicated to providing exceptional healthcare. We are proud to have earned the trust of our patients and the reputation as being innovative leaders of quality cardiac and vascular care.

Focused on Care
It is our mission to make a difference in our community by providing extraordinary cardiovascular care. We believe that the physician-patient relationship is based on mutual trust. As leaders in the field of cardiovascular care, the physicians at Northeast Georgia Heart Center uphold the highest standards in the practice of medicine.