Heart & Vascular Institute

The mission of the Heart and Vascular Institute of Greenville Health System  (GHS) is to provide the highest quality, most efficient cardiovascular care for our patients. Through collaboration and a commitment to excellence, we care for patients in the South Carolina upstate and throughout the region.

GHS Awarded Mission: Lifeline® Gold

We are excited to announce that Greenville Memorial Hospital has achieved the Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Center- GOLD PLUS Level Recognition Award. This award is based upon our Mission: Lifeline achievements through the ACTION Registry®-GWTG™ data submitted for the 2013 calendar year!

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The institute is composed of board certified physicians, certified physician extenders, certified nurses and technicians who offer state-of-the-art care in the fields of adult and pediatric cardiology, cardiac and vascular surgery, and vascular and endovascular medicine.  We work together to provide high quality, comprehensive care and the most advanced treatments known to medicine.

We are committed to providing accurate and timely information detailing outcomes achieved by this dedicated team to enable patients, other healthcare providers and interested parties to make informed healthcare decisions.

Cardiologists at Greenville Health System pioneered the use of intra-vascular ultrasound to more accurately diagnose cardiovascular disease. The procedure allows cardiologists to see inside an artery, making it easier for them to tell the difference between plaque and clots and to determine the thickness of plaque buildup. This and other innovative cardiac diagnostic procedures are found here, along with state-of-the-art equipment and the most qualified heart experts in the region.

The area’s only non-invasive vascular lab and the area’s only vascular medicine specialty practice provide a wide array advanced circulatory diagnostic services.

Five cardiac catheterization labs and separate electrophysiology and pacing labs offer the most extensive cardiac and vascular diagnostic services in the state.

Locations and Services

Our diagnostic services are offered at the following locations:

Our diagnostic services include:

Awards and Accreditations

Our transparent reporting is handled through American College of Cardiology, Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services, Joint Commission, Mission Lifeline, National Cardiovascular Data Registry, Society of Chest Pain Centers, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and Vascular Surgery Group of New England-Carolina Chapter. Highlights of the Heart and Vascular Institute include …

  • Premier top performer award (top 20%) for CABG and Acute MI (2011)
  • Mitral valve repair – in the top 5% of centers in the U.S. for volume using minimally invasive technique with excellent results
  • Rated for three consecutive years as “better than the U.S. national average in AMI and CHF” (the only hospital in S.C. to receive this designation for AMI and only one of two for CHF care)
  • Heart failure readmission rates – lowest in S.C. and second lowest in U.S.
  • Center of Excellence and a designated training site for EP Cardiology services including Hansen robot ablation for atrial fibrillation
  • One of only two adult congenital heart disease programs in S.C.
  • The only fellowship-training institution for vascular surgery and vascular medicine in S.C.
  • One of 10 designated Centers of Excellence in the U.S. for fibromuscular dysplasia diagnosis and treatment
  • Chest Pain Center with national accreditation and in the top 2% nationwide


Our goal is to apply advances in cardiovascular research – novel and pre-market drugs, devices and procedures – to the care of patients in our region. And through education of our residents and medical students on our campus of the USC School of Medicine–Greenville, we will train a new generation of physicians to provide cardiovascular care. They will find that when we heal hearts, we help patients reclaim their health and their lives. That’s making a difference in the most profound of ways.

If you have questions or would like to visit our facilities, please contact the Heart and Vascular Institute at (864) 455-8414.

GHS Awarded Mission: Lifeline® Gold

GHS was recently recognized for achievement in Mission: Lifeline®, a program created by the American Heart Association to help ensure prompt, evidence-based care for the life-threatening stype of heart attack known as ST Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction (STEMI).

The American Heart Association recognizes Greenville Health System for achieving 85% or higher composite adherance to all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 24-month intervals and 75% or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI receiving center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients.  The American Heart Associate/American Stroke Association does not accredit, certify or endorse the hospital listed.