“Most everyone knows that if you’re having chest pains, you might be having a heart attack,” Harbin Clinic Cardiologist Dr. Rajeeve Subbiah says. “But only about 20 percent of Americans know what the other heart attack symptoms are.”
These days, finding excellent and cutting-edge cardiovascular care in Northwest Georgia isn’t hard, but that wasn’t always the case. More than three decades ago, a group of Harbin Clinic doctors realized the need for heart care in the area and began working toward bringing the programs to our community.
A role in a middle school play and a grandfather struggling with heart disease set the stage for Dr. Digant V. Bhatt to become a cardiologist. “I was in a play in the seventh grade, and my character was a doctor. It was a very funny play, and I really enjoyed it. That made an impact on me,” Dr. Bhatt (pronounced BOT) says.
Dr. Subbiah joins Harbin Clinic Cardiology Cartersville where he’ll work as an Interventional Cardiologist for the people of Bartow County. "It was obvious from the get-go that Harbin cares immensely for patients, physicians, employees and the people in the communities it serves. My family and I can’t wait to get to know Cartersville, and I can’t wait to care for them.”
Ronald Young was frustrated. The 86-year-old, part-time Rockmart resident found himself unable to go on the long walks with his wife he enjoyed. He also found daily activities left him far more fatigued and out of breath than he was accustomed. Young felt perhaps old age had set in, and he would have to curtail his walking and activities. Young’s age played a role in his condition, but so did his heart.
Harbin Clinic Cardiology Cartersville remains on the cutting edge of medicine and technology to assure patients in Cartersville, Acworth, Bartow County and surrounding areas get the best heart health care possible without the need to travel to Atlanta.
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States with more than 85 million Americans having some form of heart or cardiovascular disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as much as a quarter of all deaths from heart disease and stroke are preventable. A healthy diet and exercise are two key components to help prevent heart disease, and with some simple lifestyle changes, everyone can keep their hearts healthy.
When it comes to women’s heart health, knowledge is power. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women. However, studies show that only 20 percent of women believe heart disease is their number one health threat. Harbin Clinic Hearts Northwest Georgia and wants everyone to have a strong, healthy heart for many years to come.
Harbin Clinic Cardiologist Dr. Maxwell Prempeh successfully performed a Patent Foramen Oval enclosure procedure at Cartersville Medical Center on Wednesday, Oct. 12. This is one of two new procedures Dr. Prempeh now performs in Cartersville to help patients who suffer from Structural Heart Disease.