Cardiovascular services are available at all four Baptist Health System hospitals including citizens (Talladega, AL), Princeton (Birmingham, AL), Shelby (Alabaster, AL) and Walker (Jasper, AL).

Citizens Baptist Medical Center

For the diagnosis and treatment of heart and lung disease, Citizens Baptist offer echocardiology, stress tests, pulmonary function testing and a full range of respiratory therapy.

Citizens Baptist provides a wide range of non-invasive cardiac services including Cardiac Stress Testing on a treadmill or chemically for patients that are unable to walk well. Holter Monitoring is available to assist physicians in recording abnormal beats of the heart that may occur outside the hospital while the patient is at work, exercising, or resting. The recording captures every beat of the patient's heart for 24 hours allowing the physician the ability to match symptoms with the actual heart rhythm at the time of the discomfort or event.

For patients that experience these symptoms more infrequently, Citizens Baptist has Event Monitoring available which allows the patient to wear a monitor for up to 30 days and at the "press" of a button, record the electrical activity of their heart when irregular beats or discomfort is felt.

For patients experiencing chest pain or planning to undergo surgery, we also offer 12 lead EKG's and Rhythm Strips to assist physicians in ruling out heart attacks or insure the heart is healthy enough for surgery.

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Princeton Baptist Medical Center

Princeton Baptist Medical Center founded its cardiology program in 1971, with the cardiac surgery program beginning in 1980. Princeton Baptist now has one of the most active cardiac services programs in Jefferson County.

Princeton heart surgeons perform open heart surgery on more than four hundred patients a year. Since 2010, our cardiologists have seen more than 21,000 patients annually in the cardiac catheterization lab.

According to the American Heart Association, approximately 565,000 people suffer a new heart attack and 300,000 experience a recurrent heart attack each year. Statistics also show that within one year of a heart attack, 18 percent of men and 23 percent of women will die. Within five years after an attack, about 33 percent of men and 43 percent of women will die.

Princeton Baptist physicians and staff remain committed to excellence in the areas of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation in heart disease. That commitment has made Princeton a regional referral center for cardiac procedures for more than 35 years.

Princeton Baptist offers comprehensive cardiac care including:

  • Cardiac Non-invasive Testing
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Permanent Pacemakers
  • Peripheral Vascular Studies
  • Electrophysiological Procedures
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Emergency trained specialists in the ER
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Therapy and Rehabilitation

Structural Heart & Valve Center
The Structural Heart and Valve Center at Princeton Baptist delivers a highly-personalized, innovative approach to treating heart valve disease and structural heart conditions.

Structural heart and valve disease can be scary. But cutting-edge treatment options mean a healthier heart is within reach. From a better quality of life and reduced symptoms, to a potentially longer life, and less work for your heart muscle – you have everything to gain.

For more information on our Structural Heart & Valve Center at Princeton, click here.

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Quality Awards

  • 2014 – The Joint Commission Advanced Certification: Primary Stroke Center
  • 2014 – Designated Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care®
  • 2014 – American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines® GOLD recognition for Stroke and Heart Failure
  • AQAF Top Performer in CLABSI Collaborative
  • 2012 – Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI from Society of Chest Pain Centers
  • 2012 – Accredited Heart Failure Center from Society of Chest Pain Centers
  • 2013 – Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Program Certification American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab (AACVPR)

Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Shelby Baptist Medical Center is committed to heart care and providing the best for our patients. Procedures include:

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Pacemakers and AICDs
  • Peripheral Vascular Procedures/Limb Salvage
  • Electrophysiological Procedures
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Emergency trained specialists in the ER
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Structural Heart Procedures

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Quality Awards

  • Cycle IV Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI from Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care

Walker Baptist Medical Center

Walker Baptist Medical Center offers a cardiology program featuring expert physicians and an experienced cardiac catheterization lab team. Treatment options range from cardiac arteriogram, pacemaker and defibrillator implantation, cardio version to angioplasty and stent insertion. A full component of diagnostic testing is available including: CT and nuclear medicine scans, Tran esophageal and echocardiograms.

Testing and Procedures:
  • Cardiac Holter Monitor Testing
  • EKG
  • 64 Slice CT Scanner
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Cardioversions
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Left Heart Catheterization
  • Right Heart Catheterization
  • IVC Filter Placement
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Carotid Angiogram
  • Renal Arteriogram
  • Implantable Loop Recorder
  • Carotid Doppler Study
Conditions Treated:
  • Heart Failure
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Vascular Care (Cardiovascular)
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Heart Disease

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Quality & Awards

  • Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for Heart Failure, Acute MI, Pneumonia and Surgical Care
  • Gold Recognition for care of Heart Failure Patients-“Get With the Guidelines”(American Heart Association)

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