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Important update on our Vein Center

September 13 , 2022

As of Oct. 1, 2022, the Huntsville Hospital Heart Center Vein Center will no longer be performing venous procedures. Dr. Michael Ridner will continue to review diagnostic testing and provide clinical evaluation for venous reflux disease and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). He also will continue to provide testing, evaluation and treatment for iliac vein compression and May-Thurner syndrome. 

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Spam and Telemarketer Issues

April 01 , 2021

Our main number may show up on certain cellular carriers as “Potential Spam” or “Telemarketer”. We are working to remedy the issue; however, with new spam blocker features being developed, we foresee this being an ongoing issue. 

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Calls to our nurses

July 29 , 2020

We have been experiencing intermittent issues with the reception to our nurses’ cell phones used for patient calls. If you have recently called us and have not received a call within 24 hours from your nurse, please call our main number at (256) 533-3388 or (800) 537-8529.

Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.

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Notice to patients

June 15 , 2020

In an effort to protect our patients and staff, we are conducting routine screenings of patients for illnesses. The screenings will occur during scheduling, pre-registration and upon entering the building. In addition, we are asking any patient with a fever to reschedule their appointment until they have been without fever for 24 hours (without the use of fever-controlling medications).

No visitors are allowed. One caregiver, age 16 or older, is allowed if patients need physical or cognitive assistance. If you have any questions, please call your nurse. 

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Telehealth appointment for patients

April 09 , 2020

In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to make sure you are taking care of your health. To help give you the attention you want, Huntsville Hospital Heart Center is conducting telehealth appointments for patients. Patients can download an APP called Zoom, a cloud-based video conferencing service. With Zoom our cardiologists can see, talk with and evaluate their patients from the comfort and safety of your home.

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The beat goes on

February 07 , 2020

Huntsville Hospital Heart Center recently launched a new Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic staffed and developed by cardiologists Abdul W. Hritani, MD, and James D. Murphy, MD.  The clinic was created in an effort to facilitate referrals and provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment strategy for these complex patients.

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More exam rooms added

January 10 , 2020

Huntsville Hospital Heart Center has added more clinical space to serve our fast-growing population. Administrators and staff gathered to cut the ribbon on eight brand new patient exam rooms. With the extra space, the Heart Center can bring in six more cardiologists per day to see patients. More physician availability should make it easier for patients to schedule appointments and will also reduce wait times on clinic days.

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