Care with Soul in Cardiology

Why travel from Ashburn Virginia for care with soul? Research indicates that patients in your area may benefit from the quality outcomes that can be found in Macon Georgia.

Heart Failure

Ranked High Performing by US News & World Report with Heart Failure, Atrium Health Navicent specialists use advanced therapies to treat patients with heart failure. A team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurse practitioners and nurses work with you to develop the best treatment plan. Our goal is to help people with heart failure live full and active lives.

Treatment options available at Atrium Health Navicent for management of heart failure and contributing factors:

Control of atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator TAVR (transcutaneous aortic valve replacement)
Congestive Heart Failure Clinic
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
LVAD (left ventricular assist device)
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Complex coronary interventions and surgical revascularization if heart failure is caused by a heart defect or blocked artery.
Pacemaker implantation

Atrium Health Navicent

James L. Foster, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. James L. Foster is a specialist in cardiac and thoracic surgery. He joined Macon CardioVascular Institute in July of 2005. He is now with CardioThoracic Surgery, Navicent Health Physician Group. He is a native of Lavonia, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Biology. He then earned a degree in medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed a general surgery residency at Mercer University/Medical Center of Central Georgia followed by a cardiothoracic fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is the recipient of numerous awards including intern of the year, resident of the year, and resident teacher of the year. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. His presentations at professional meetings have included topics on current surgical management of blunt thoracic aortic injuries, cardiac injuries in association with sternal fractures, and pulmonary artery aneurysmal disease.

Credentials & Awards

  • Board Certified

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery