Opening a Blocked Artery – How Do They Do That?

Coli_Heart_Institute_Logo_4C(Macon, GA) – A blocked artery can be fatal.  Luckily, with today’s technology and specially trained medical staff, the Coliseum Heart Institute at Coliseum Medical Centers is able to save lives every day in its state-of-the-art Cath Lab.  To fully understand what happens in the Cath Lab, The Coliseum Heart Institute has teamed up with Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) will provide a life-size virtual cath lab and echocardiogram for all to interact with in its “Virtual Cath Lab Experience”.    Our medical professionals will guide you through the process of finding and repairing blockages in arteries.  Additionally, CGTC will provide heart healthy education along with FREE blood pressure and BMI screenings. The free seminar will be held Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in the First Floor Classroom at Coliseum Medical Centers (350 Hospital Dr., Macon, GA 31217). A boxed lunch will be provided.  For reservations, call (478) 746-4646.



About Coliseum Heart Institute

Coliseum Heart Institute is an advanced cardiac center offering all services from non-invasive cardiology to open heart surgery.  The Coliseum Heart Institute is located at Coliseum Medical Centers, which boasts Joint Commission Primary Stroke Care Designation, has an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and received Gold Plus Recognition for Stroke Care by American Heart Association. Coliseum Medical Centers is a 310 bed facility, which offers a 24-hour emergency room, inpatient and outpatient surgery options, rehabilitation programs, and diagnostic services. In addition, CMC breadth of care options include specialty facilities such as the Coliseum Heart Institute, Coliseum Rehabilitation Center which includes  inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, Coliseum Cancer Institute, Coliseum Diabetes Management Center, Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health, and the Family Ties Birthing Center, which includes a level III neonatal nursery.  Owned by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Coliseum Medical Centers is part of Coliseum Health System which also includes Coliseum Northside Hospital.  For more information about Coliseum Heart Institute, visit