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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 … »


Dr Shears cardiac bypass surgery

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 … »


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 … »


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.


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 launches mobile heart screening center

Posted on August 20, 2014

Erlanger Health System announced today a partnership with HealthFair — a national testing provider that brings convenient and affordable health testing to community neighborhoods via its mobile health centers. Screenings will be offered throughout the region including areas north of Hamilton County and south into northern Georgia.


Erlanger’s newborns send messages to moms during Heart Month

Posted on February 7, 2014

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Thanks to the handy craft work of two Erlanger Health System cardiac rehabilitation nurses and the dedicated time of a cardiac survivor, babies at Erlanger East and Erlanger Baroness Campuses were able to send an important message to their mothers today.    


Erlanger, American Heart Association Launch “Go Red for Women” Campaign

Posted on February 1, 2013

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System, in partnership with the American Heart Association, celebrated the association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign today with a joint proclamation from Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield and Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger.


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.  


Erlanger Health System Receives Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Posted on April 28, 2010

Erlanger Health System has received the highest level of Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC).