Maury Regional Heart Services

As southern Middle Tennessee's only Heart Center, Maury Regional provides a vast array of cardiac services that include interventional procedures as well as pacemaker and defibrillator implants. Physicians are members of Vanderbilt Heart-Columbia and are complemented by a highly skilled and experienced team that strives to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Heart Disease and Women

According to the American Heart Association, ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. Learn more...

Go Red for Women

Know the Signs of Heart Attack and Stroke

Call 9-1-1 immediately if the symptoms below are experienced.

Heart Attack Warning Signs

- Chest discomfort such as pressure, tightness or pain

- Discomfort in other parts of upper body
  (arm, jaw, back, or neck)

- Shortness of breath

- Unusual fatigue
- Nausea, light-headedness, or cold sweat

Stroke Warning Signs

- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or
  leg, especially one side of the body

- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding

- Sudden trouble seeing – in one or both eyes

- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance
  or coordination

- Sudden severe headache – with no known cause

Click here to learn more about strokes.

Interventional Services

When it comes to a heart attack, a quick response and the use of proven treatment methods can result in better outcomes for patients. Maury Regional is an accredited chest pain center and has demonstrated itsexpertise andcommitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding stringent treatment criteria of the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

The cardiac catheterization laboratory allows the experienced cardiologists on our medical staff to investigate heart conditions with amazing accuracy.  The physicians have the expertise to treat heart conditions and perform interventional procedures—such as angioplasty and stenting—to prevent heart attacks and are assisted by our highly trained nursing and radiologic staff.

Internal cardiac defibrillator and pacemaker procedures are performed when patients need assistance controlling their heart rate or rhythm. Performing these procedures in the catheterization laboratory eliminates the need for an operating room and expedites recovery time.

In addition, numerous peripheral vascular procedures can be performed to treat blockages in blood vessels outside of the heart.

Pulmonary & Critical Care Services

Maury Regional Medical Center's comprehensive pulmonary services for heart patients include a laboratory where cardiopulmonary stress testing, pulmonary function tests, physiological monitoring, pharmacological stress tests, exercise tolerance evaluations and pulmonary education are performed.

Maury Regional Medical Center offers 24 critical care beds with physicians specializing in critical care and a nursing staff trained in critical care are available to provide 24-hour care. A cardiovascular step-down and an intensive care step-down unit are additional components of critical care for patients requiring a less acute level of care.

Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Maury Regional has designed a comprehensive cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program aimed at getting patients back to normal activities as quickly and safely as possible. The program combines monitored exercise with education for people who have had a heart attack, a cardiac surgery or procedure, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation includes education concerning risk factors, medications, breathing exercises, stress management, and other heart- and lung-related topics. Rehabilitation is provided under a physician’s written order and may be scheduled by calling 931.380.4094.

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Congestive Heart Failure

Many individuals who have had a coronary event may be at risk or have congestive heart failure, a chronic condition in which the heart muscle gets progressively weaker and is unable to pump effectively to meet the body's need for blood and oxygen.

Heart failure can be a serious, long-term condition; however, with proper treatment and by making necessary changes in diet, exercise and lifestyle, patients can live full lives of the highest quality possible. 

Get in touch with your doctor right away if any of the warning signs below appear. If caught early, these symptoms may only require an adjustment in medication by your physician.

  • Sudden weight gain (three or more pounds in one day, five or more pounds in one week, or what amount you were told to report)
  • Shortness of breath not related to exercise or exertion
  • Increase swelling of the lower limbs (legs or ankles)
  • Swelling or pain in the abdomen
  • Trouble sleeping (waking up short of breath, using more pillows)
  • Frequent dry, hacking cough
  • Increased fatigue

Post all phone numbers for your primary care physician and cardiologist by the telephone, along with a complete list of current medications, any other medical conditions and allergies.

For more information, visit the American Heart Association Web site at

Healthy Hearts Education Group

The Healthy Hearts Education Group focuses on empowering self-care management of heart disease through education and awareness.  For more information, call 931.381.1111, extension 1601.



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