erlanger heart and lung institute

America’s Next Great Heart Hospital is Here

Posted on February 14, 2017

As Southeast Tennessee’s only academic heart center, The Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute is known throughout the region for providing the latest cardiac care advancements. Last year, Erlanger Health Systems decided to build on the heart center’s success to help it compete on a national scale. With its recent $10 million investment, the new Heart … »


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Stop heart disease as you age

Posted on February 8, 2017

Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for people in Tennessee? According to the American Heart Association, 1 out of 4 deaths is attributed to heart disease in our state. We all know good habits, like regular exercise and a low-fat diet, can make a big difference to our heart health … »


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Announcing a new alternative to open-heart surgery

Posted on November 28, 2016

Due to its ongoing investment in new technologies and specialties, the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute is now among the very best heart centers in the country with new cardiac bypass surgery. Recently, the Institute announced the arrival of Dr. Larry Shears – one of the world’s most experienced robotic heart surgeons and a specialist … »


Diabetes & cardiovascular health: What’s the connection?

Posted on June 24, 2016

Whether you’ve been managing diabetes all your life or were recently diagnosed, you know that you face a unique set of challenges. Do you also know that you’re at a higher risk of heart disease and stroke? Let’s take a look at the numbers. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), nearly 70 percent of … »


Cardiac rehab: more than just a gym

Posted on February 16, 2016

Most people hope to never need a cardiologist. The reality is that most of us will require a cardiologist in our lifetime, as cardiovascular disease (CVD) will affect one in two men and one in three women. Cardiovascular disease includes: High blood pressure Heart attack Stroke Heart failure Coronary artery disease Diseases of the aorta … »


Erlanger is first hospital in Tennessee to offer bioabsorbable cardiac stent

Posted on November 11, 2015

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger is the first hospital in Tennessee to implant a cardiac stent featuring a bioabsorbable polymer drug which promotes faster arterial healing and fewer complications for those with coronary artery disease. Boston Scientific’s SYNERGY™ Bioabsorbable Polymer Drug-Eluting Stent System is the first and only of its kind. Both the drug coating and the … »


Innovation helps Erlanger respond faster in a cardiac emergency

Posted on November 10, 2015

Pulsara — an innovative new mobile application for emergency responders — eliminates mounds of paperwork and time-consuming operator calls by connecting Erlanger’s emergency response teams on one simple, easy-to-use platform.


4 numbers every man should know

Posted on June 2, 2015

We rely on numbers to accurately assess how good or bad something is. But, men, when was the last time you paid attention to the numbers that could actually save your life? There are four numbers every man needs to know to get a true evaluation of your heart’s health – numbers that can provide … »


Don Rodgers and June Scobee Rodgers turn to Erlanger after both receive a life-changing diagnosis

Posted on May 19, 2015

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Don Rodgers and his wife Dr. June Scobee Rodgers have grown all too familiar with the feeling of uncertainty that typically accompanies an emergency room visit. After passing out at home, Don was brought directly to Erlanger Health System. Once a brain tumor was ruled out as the cause of Don’s … »


Heart study at Erlanger holds PROMISE

Posted on May 14, 2015

A groundbreaking clinical trial conducted at Erlanger Health System, and other sites across the nation, confirms what cardiologists and radiologists have long suspected: coronary computed tomographic angiography (coronary CTA, also known as cardiac CT) is extraordinarily effective in accurately diagnosing patients with low to moderate chest pain.


UT Erlanger Cardiology announces two locations for Georgia residents

Posted on April 6, 2015

UT Erlanger Cardiology in now offering cardiology appointments to better serve patients in north Georgia and Lookout Mountain through the Erlanger South and UT Erlanger Primary Care Lookout Mountain physician offices. Erlanger South and UT Erlanger Primary Care Lookout Mountain welcome Dr. Kendrick Mills. Board certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in cardiovascular disease, Dr. … »


Erlanger announces collaboration with Columbia HeartSource

Posted on February 6, 2015

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System announced today that it will collaborate with the Columbia University Medical Center’s innovative HeartSource program to elevate the scope and quality of heart care in the southeast and beyond.


Erlanger announces national recognition for both sleep disorders and cardiology services

Posted on March 5, 2014

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System President and CEO, Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE, is pleased to announce both Erlanger’s SleepDisordersCenter and Erlanger’s Cardiovascular Center of Excellence have received national recognition. 


Dr. Harry Severance named to Duke University Cooperative Cardiovascular Society Board of Directors

Posted on January 7, 2014

Harry W. Severance, MD, FACEP, Medical Director for the Erlanger Institute for Clinical Research, Erlanger emergency medicine physician, and Director of Clinical Research Trials at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, has been selected to serve on the board of directors for the Duke University Cooperative Cardiovascular Society (DUCCS).


UT Erlanger Cardiology Welcomes Dr. Robert L. Huang

Posted on October 5, 2011

Erlanger Health System and UT Erlanger Cardiology are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Robert L. Huang to its team of 11 board-certified cardiologists. UT Erlanger Cardiology provides specialists in interventional procedures, electrophysiology, and nuclear cardiology.  


UT Erlanger Cardiology Welcomes Dr. Poonam Puri

Posted on September 2, 2011

Erlanger Health System and UT Erlanger Cardiology are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Poonam Puri. Dr. Puri is joining Erlanger’s team of 12 board-certified cardiologists which includes specialists in interventional procedures, electrophysiology, and nuclear cardiology.  


UT Erlanger Cardiology Welcomes Dr. John Carter Hemphill

Posted on July 26, 2011

Erlanger Health System and UT Erlanger Cardiology are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. John Carter Hemphill. Dr. Hemphill is joining Erlanger’s team of 11 board-certified cardiologists which includes specialists in interventional procedures, electrophysiology, and nuclear cardiology.