Beginning with coastal Carolina’s first cardiac catheterization performed in July, 1988, CarolinaEast has continually expanded its cardiac services to include the latest in interventional, surgical and cardiac arrhythmia procedures. CarolinaEast has built a comprehensive cardiac program led by skilled physicians and highly trained cardiac support staff. Cardiac catheterization is a valuable tool in the diagnosis of heart disease. Interventional cardiac procedures including atherectomy, angioplasty and stent placement open cardiac arteries allowing blood to flow freely, which can prevent damage from a heart attack and minimize the need for surgery. When surgery is the recommended treatment, our skilled cardiac surgeons employ the latest surgical techniques, including off-pump coronary artery bypass and valve replacement, to restore the heart to optimum performance. Since 1993, over 3400 coastal Carolinians have benefited from the lifesaving cardiac surgery they had performed at CarolinaEast Health System.
Cardiac Arrhythmias are managed in our Electrophysiology (EP) Lab. We offer a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options for abnormal rhythms including the latest advancements in ablation therapy and implants including heart failure devices. Our team of highly skilled physicians can tailor a treatment plan to meet a patient's unique needs.
Highly specialized inpatient care units are designed to care specifically for cardiac patients during their recovery. Immediately following surgery, patients are cared for in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU). Usually within 24 hours, patients are moved to Cardiovascular Intermediate Care (CVIMC) where they are sitting up and walking as soon as possible. The staff of the Cardiac Intensive care unit (CICU) provides care for patients following cardiac catheterization, pacemaker placement and those being closely evaluated. The Cardiac Intermediate Care Unit (CIMC) is also dedicated to the recovery of cardiac patients.
Leading edge diagnostic and therapeutic services are provided by the compassionate professionals of our Cardiopulmonary Services division. Nuclear Medicine testing for cardiac function is also available.
Our commitment to your cardiac health doesn’t stop after you leave our care. CarolinaEast Health System was the first hospital in the east to offer outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation, a lifestyle modification, education and exercise program designed to help maintain heart health. Various support groups help individuals with cardiac disease and their families manage the resulting lifestyle changes through friendship, education and support.
CarolinaEast Health System is the only health care provider in Eastern North Carolina to receive designation as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care. The prestigious recognition by the area's leading health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is only given when an all encompassing cardiac program delivers the best in heart care.
The breadth of CarolinaEast's Heart Care expanded in April 2009 with the addition of the physicians and staff of CarolinaEast Heart Center to our family of services. Electrophysiologists, Medical and Interventional Cardiologists diagnose and treat heart disease with the trusted, proven methods and leading edge technologies including atherectomy and catheterization and drug eluting stent placement. With offices in New Bern and Morehead City, the life-saving services of CarolinaEast Heart Center are easily accessible to the entire coastal region. For more information, call 252-635-6777 or visit www.carolinaeastphysicians.com.
At CarolinaEast Health System, you're at the heart of all we do.
- Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
- Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
- Valve Replacement and Repair
- Stent Placement
- Intravascular Ultrasound
- Fractional Flow Reserve
- Tilt Table Testing
- Pacemaker, ICD and heart failure (CRT) implants
- 3D Mapping
- Radiofrequency and Cryo Ablations for abnormal rhythms
Cardiac Support Group
Phone: (252) 633-8154