Cardiovascular disease claims too many lives in South Carolina—nearly 35 per day.  The University of South Carolina School of Medicine has taken decisive action to help eradicate health conditions, like heart disease and stroke, which are detrimental to the livelihood of South Carolinians. Under the leadership of Augustine Agocha, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine brings a whole new level of heart health to the Midlands. 

The School of Medicine’s team of cardiovascular experts are leading the charge to advance heart health in South Carolina by complementing existing programs with pioneering research, progressive technology and skillful medical intervention. This expertise allows faculty to offer advanced training and health care in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, non-invasive imaging and clinical research.

The Cardiovascular Center for Evaluation and Management is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment to safely and accurately pinpoint areas of concern for your heart health, including:

To relieve the load of heart disease patient care, the Center funnels information to primary care providers and nurse practitioners about new developments and guidelines on treating and preventing heart failure.  The Center’s faculty also assists area cardiologists with coordinating the availability of advanced care and managing critically ill and end-stage heart failure patients.

If you are concerned about your heart health or have a family history of heart disease, make an appointment to have the proper screening you need to prevent or reverse the damage of heart disease.