Treatments & Services
Below are some of the treatments and services we offer:
Exercise Stress Testing
Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Apheresis
Emory is the only medical facility in Georgia approved to selectively remove LDL cholesterol from arteries. LDL apheresis is a procedure that selectively removes harmful Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) from the bloodstream and returns the other blood components (blood cells, proteins, antibodies, and HDL) back to the body. Emory is the only Georgia facility to provide this procedure.
This procedure is proven, effective, safe, and unique. It is very well tolerated has been demonstrated to lower LDL-C 73-83% after a single treatment while having minimal impact on other essential plasma components such as HDL-C and albumin. No other procedure has the flexibility to target a specific LDL-C treatment goal. To be eligible for the treatment, patients must first be on maximum medication and diet therapy for six months and meet the following criteria as specified by the FDA:
- LDL cholesterol greater than 200 mg/dl and documented coronary heart disease
- LDL cholesterol greater than 300 mg/dl without coronary heart disease