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    Heart Care and Treatment

    When your heart needs care, Forrest Health takes action. Once you have been diagnosed and your condition has been assessed, our cardiologists and Heart and Vascular team decide on a plan based on your needs.

    Structural Heart Procedures

    Many life-saving structural heart treatments and procedures can be minimally invasive, meaning the doctors use specialized instruments which only require a small incision. Some structural heart procedures include:

    • Ablation Techniques
    • Balloon Valuloplasty
    • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
    • Septal Defect and Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
    • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
    • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Clip Repair
    • Transseptal Puncture

    Interventional Cardiology

    Interventional cardiology is a lower-risk alternative to surgical procedures, and uses catheters to repair damaged heart structures and treat blockages. We offer a variety of treatment and procedures, performed in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, including:

    • Angiogram
    • Angioplasty
    • Cardiac catheterization
    • Echocardiogram
    • Stenting


    Electrophysiology studies analyze the heart's electrical system, which produces the heartbeat. The results are used to diagnose patients with heart rhythm problems, and help physicians determine the most effective course of treatment.

    Interventional cardiac electrophysiology is offered at Forrest General, in which doctors not only diagnose and determine a plan of action, but also treat electrical system illnesses on site.

    Heart Surgery

    Heart surgery at Forrest Health is performed with a team approach. Board-certified cardiovascular surgeons consult with your cardiologist to coordinate your care and create a personalized recovery plan. Heart surgeries are preformed in our highly-specialized operating suites, and all patients are monitored after surgery in our telemetry unit. Surgeries include:

    • Aortic valve surgery
    • Aortic aneurysm repair
    • Coronary bypass surgery

    Hope to Unlikely Heart Surgery Candidates

    The Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure allows us to replace the Aortic Valve without opening the chest, providing options for patients that may not be able to withstand open heart surgery. Forrest General was the first hospital in Hattiesburg to offer this life-changing procedure.

    Watch to learn more about TAVR

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