USC Cardiology

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Carl W. Thurmond, MD

About our practice

At USC Cardiology, we're working to advance heart health in South Carolina with pioneering research, progressive technology and skillful medical intervention. We offer advanced training and care in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and non-invasive imaging.

Serving Columbia, Lexington and the greater Midlands region of South Carolina, we are dedicated to providing patients with the highest level of compassionate care. Our specialists in cardiovascular medicine, together with dedicated nurses, nutritionists and other health care professionals, provide care for patients across the entire spectrum of cardiovascular diseases, especially patients with advanced heart failure.

Our collaborative and comprehensive expertise includes:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular genetic disorders
  • Coronary and peripheral artierial disease
  • Heart failure
  • Lipid and metabolic disorders
  • Venous thrombo-embolic disease

Our services

From our metabolic syndrome program to first-rate diagnostic technology, USC Cardiology is setting a higher standard for heart health in South Carolina. Services we offer include:

  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Chest pain evaluation
  • Clinical cardiovascular services
  • Comprehensive hemodynamics
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Ejection traction
  • Exercise stress test
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Noninvasive cardiology (also known as the Echo Lab)
  • Vascular heart disease/diagnostic laboratory (ultrasound imaging)

About Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group

We are proud to be part of Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, which includes caring, compassionate health care professionals who are highly trained to meet your medical needs in Columbia, Lexington and across the greater Midlands region of South Carolina.

Providing excellent medical care in comfortable office environments, our network team of physicians, advanced care providers, nurses and staff is prepared to answer any questions you have. We provide comprehensive medical care for short-term needs like annual physicals as well as ongoing management of chronic diseases. Prevention is a big part of your overall care plan. Should additional, focused medical treatment ever be needed, our doctors will refer you to a specialist and stay involved in your care. Only at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will you find the extensive level of expertise available from a wide variety of specialists.

Our affiliate system

Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

Our promise is to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

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Palmetto Health is becoming Prisma Health. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is part of Prisma Health.