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Welcome to the Division of Cardiology where it is our mission is to discover, disseminate, and apply knowledge to improve heart health and reduce the burden of illness on society

In realizing our mission, Cardiology’s doctors, researchers and staff are committed to serving the people of Georgia, the nation, and the world by:

  • Preparing the health professional workforce of the future
  • Conducting research through programs that create, disseminate, and apply new knowledge relevant to heart health
  • Providing exceptional, innovative, patient-centered healthcare services
  • Contributing to the economic development and well-being of the State of Georgia through integrated programs in education, research and clinical care

Cardiology studies the diagnosis and disorders of the heart and circulatory system. The Augusta University Medical Center maintains a standard of excellence in the areas of: cardiovascular imaging, general cardiology, consultative cardiology, interventional cardiology, and peripheral vascular disease, and electrophysiology, structural and congenital heart disease. 

Contact Us

Cardiology Academic Office

Medical Center Room 6518

Office: 706-721-4997

Clinic 706-721-2426



Division of Cardiology News

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Can cocoa consumption help us age better?

Dr. Yanbin Dong just received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to perform detailed analysis of inflammatory factors and genetic changes associated with aging to see if cocoa consumption reduces health problems.

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Bidirectional impact of cardiovascular disease, cancer in Blacks focus of new AHA center at MCG

Cardiovascular disease and cancer, the nation’s top two killers, share common ground like obesity and chronic inflammation, as well as a disproportionate impact on Black Americans. A new American Heart Association-funded center at the Medical College of Georgia is working to better understand the bidirectional dynamic, including how to intervene when, for example, cancer treatment itself results in heart problems.

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Copper transporter potential new treatment target for cardiovascular disease

An internal transporter that enables us to use the copper we consume in foods like shellfish and nuts to enable a host of vital body functions also has the essential role of protecting the receptor that enables us to grow new blood vessels when ours become diseased, Medical College of Georgia scientists report.

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Teen athlete no longer slowing down after hole in heart repaired at AU Health

Closing the hole used to require open heart surgery, but it can now be done in a minimally invasive fashion.

More than $11 million in research grants awarded for scientific exploration of disparities in cardio-oncology

June 28, 2021American Heart Association News Room

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Boston University School of Medicine, the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Pennsylvania form the American Heart Association’s new focused research network devoted to addressing disparities that intersect heart disease and cancer.

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