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Heart & Vascular Care

Guerry Heart & Vascular Center front entrance

If you’ve been diagnosed with a heart condition, you want compassionate care from heart specialists who deliver exceptional outcomes. At CHI Memorial’s Guerry Heart and Vascular Center, our team of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac specialists and support staff have trained at some of the most renowned medical programs in the country, and our approach to heart care is centered on you. 

Award-winning cardiovascular care

CHI Memorial has a long tradition of providing nationally recognized cardiac care. We’ve been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ five times. Recognized as a Best Regional Hospital for nine consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report, we also received a ‘high performing’ rating in heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). CHI Memorial was one of only 56 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2023, and CommonSpirit Health recognizes CHI Memorial as a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Center of Excellence and Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion (LAAO) Center of Excellence. 

Advancing cardiovascular care 

The Chattanooga Heart Institute has led the region’s largest center dedicated solely to cardiovascular care for more than 40 years. In 2011, CHI Memorial and The Chattanooga Heart Institute integrated services to provide an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to cardiac care. Cardiovascular conferences bring together cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, hospitalists, anesthesiologists, interventional radiologists, and intensivists to discuss complex cases. Whether your diagnosis requires medication, interventional or surgical procedures, rehabilitation, or monitoring through diagnostic testing, our high-performing team provides exceptional expertise to care for your heart. 

Online heart health quiz

The majority of adults have at least one risk factor for heart problems. Find out if that includes you by taking our quick online quiz  and learning about your heart health risk factors. 


Cardiovascular conditions we treat

At CHI Memorial, our expert cardiologists are trained to provide you with the care you need. We treat a variety of heart conditions, including:

  • Angina
  • Aortic stenosis 
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Cardiac pacemaker
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Dyslipidemia
  • General chest conditions
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Heart murmur
  • Heart valve disorders
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Pulmonary embolism

Procedures and imaging capabilities

We strive to bring the latest technology and capabilities to the greater Chattanooga area. Our team offers innovative procedures and state-of-the-art imaging capabilities, like: 

  • Ablation
  • Chest CT
  • Chest MRI
  • Echocardiography, including stress and transesophageal echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Heart stent
  • Minimally invasive valve replacement
  • MitraClip 
  • Nuclear cardiology 
  • Open-heart surgery
  • TAVR
  • TCAR
  • WATCHMAN for AFib

For better patient outcomes, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology recommend that a facility meet or exceed a minimum volume of 200 cardiac procedures per year. CHI Memorial performs more than 700, three times the national minimum. 

Advanced diagnosis and interventions

CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga has five cardiac catheterization laboratories and three electrophysiology laboratories for specialized cardiac procedures. CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson each provide imaging services that include echocardiography, stress echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.

Accredited emergency care

Emergency Centers at CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson are Accredited Chest Pain Centers. When a heart attack patient arrives, our Chest Pain Protocol is put into action to open their clogged arteries in the shortest “door to balloon” time possible. The national benchmark for treating heart attack patients is 90 minutes from the time they arrive. The heart specialists at CHI Memorial beat the standard for opening clogged arteries averaging 47.3 minutes.