About WakeMed Heart Center
When it comes to matters of the heart, there's nothing like experience. Wake County's first open heart surgery was performed at WakeMed 45 years ago.
Today, WakeMed Heart Center's program is the busiest in North Carolina, and we treat more heart patients than any other hospital in the state.
Whether it's having a cardiac team ready and waiting for you in a time of emergency or helping you regain strength with our dedicated cardiac rehab program, our Heart and Vascular Care services there for you are cardiovascular.
Our outstanding staff of cardiologists, surgeons, nurses and specialists together represents the best training and use of the latest technology and techniques - performing more than 27,900 procedures a year. Our Heart Center facility offers:
- Nine cardiac catheterization labs and two electrophysiology labs
- A pre- and post-procedure observations unit with 43 beds
- Cardiovasular testing department
- Two waiting areas for patients' families
- Physician offices for five practices
- Heart Center Inn with 38 rooms specifically designed for heart patients' families
- Heart Center Conference Center used for physician, staff and community heart-health education
The 57 WakeMed-affiliated interventional and diagnostic cardiologists and nine cardiac and thoracic surgeons support WakeMed's Center for Heart and Vascular Care in providing excellent patient care and treatment.
These providers, as well as the entire Heart Center staff, are committed to sharing their expertise with their colleagues throughout the region through consultations, direct patient transfers and education opportunities.
Dedicated Facilities, Services and Technology
Our center, services and technology are as state-of-the-art as they are focused and efficient. They are the direct result of suggestions and input from our caring and compassionate clinical staff, physicians, patients and regional providers.
By giving our providers the right tools and technology, they can respond to the needs and preferences of patients and their families. It's an ongoing process we believe in, and the reason why the Wake Heart Center is chosen by more providers and patients than any other heart program in North Carolina.
One Convenient Location
The hub of cardiac and vascular services is the WakeMed Heart Center on the WakeMed Raleigh Campus.
The current facility opened in 1998 and underwent a 58,000-sq. ft. expansion in 2005. Its layout allows patients convenient parking or use of valet services, and to register, see their cardiologist, and have non-invasive cardiovascular tests and invasive cardiac catheterization procedures in one location.
The inpatient nursing units and cardiac surgery suites are just steps away in the main hospital building, adding to the conveniences of our Center for Heart and Vascular Care.
A Strong Partner
WakeMed Heart and Vascular providers understand that all patients - local and regional - prefer to receive medical care from their own physicians in their own communities.
At the Heart Center, our focus for regional patients is to ensure they have access to the diagnostic and interventional services that are not readily available to them in their hometowns. We want to limit the amount of time patients spend away from family and familiar surroundings as much as possible. To do this, our team makes open, ongoing communication with regional providers and hospitals a priority.