Heart Center

Since 1986, Anderson Regional Heart Center has provided patients with professional cardiac care, as well as advanced services in interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery. The longest-established cardiac care program in East Mississippi and West Alabama, Anderson Regional Heart Center features a cardiac team that is recognized throughout the Southeast for providing a full range of high-quality cardiovascular services, from prevention, intervention and surgery to wellness programs and patient education.


Anderson continues to lead our area in cardiac services by opening a state-of-the-art electrophysiology lab, staffed by our area's only catheter ablation expert. Attila Roka, MD, PhD, who trained at the teaching hospitals of Yale and Harvard Universities, is the first cardiologist in Meridian to perform catheter ablation, the only cardiac procedure that can be correctly called curative for certain heart rhythm disorders. To make appointments with Dr. Roka, call 601.483.5322.

Heart Health

Anyone experiencing the warning signs of a heart attack should call 911 immediately.

Anderson Regional Heart Center is accessed through our Emergency Department 24-hours a day. A patient may be referred by a doctor, self-referred or brought in by ambulance.

Chest pain may be associated with conditions other than a heart attack and Anderson offers patients with chest pain rapid monitoring and evaluation by a highly trained staff of cardiac specialists. Our emphasis is on rapid treatment and providing a quiet, comforting environment for the patient and family.

If a physician determines that the chest pain is associated with a myocardial infarction or other cardiac condition, the patient is admitted to the coronary unit or may be taken to the Cath Lab. If an acute condition is ruled out, the patient will be treated and referred accordingly.

The Mississippi Healthcare Alliance, along with Dr. Wes Bennett and Dr. Jennifer Rodriguez, urge you to "Dial, Don't Drive!" For more information, watch the video below:

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