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Procedure Preparation

Since WakeMed's first open heart surgery in 1968, our expertise has continually grown - both in the operating room and in caring for the needs of patients.   Today, more than 27,900 total procedures are performed each year with an outstanding rate of success, making us the busiest heart center in North Carolina.

27,900 procedures/year - Busiest heart center in North Carolina

  • 900 cardiac surgeries/year
  • 11,120 diagnostic and interventional catheterizations
  • 55 minute average door-to-balloon time for Code STEMIs
  • 115 Invasive cardiology staff members to support patients and cardiologists
  • 641 AICD implants
  • 470 Pacemaker implants
  • 50 active, cardiovascular research projects
  • Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center since 2006
  • First U.S. hospital to offer transradial intervention



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