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At Central Carolina Hospital, we’re committed to the heart health of Lee County and the surrounding area. We provide a broad range of heart care and services, from prevention and detection to treatment and recovery. Our board-certified cardiologists perform more than 100 procedures at the hospital each month.
Our cardiac catheterization lab provides a variety of interventional procedures, including stents and interventional peripheral procedures. We also perform cardiac catheterizations to treat Non-STEMI (Non-ST Elevated Myocardial Infarctions). This type of heart attack typically causes partial blockage of one of the coronary arteries and reduces the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle.
In the non-invasive vascular laboratory, we perform echocardiograms (also known as echos or ECGs). During an echo test, your healthcare provider uses ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves) from a hand-held wand placed on your chest to take pictures of your heart's valves and chambers.
We also perform the following non-interventional procedures:
- Angiograms, a procedure that uses X-ray imaging to see your heart's blood vessels
- Cardioversions, a medical procedure that uses quick, low-energy shocks to restore a regular heart rhythm. Cardioversion is a treatment for certain types of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias), including atrial fibrillation (A-fib).
- Peripheral arterial and carotid testing. These tests can help to diagnose and treat many vascular conditions, including peripheral arterial disease (PAD), stroke, aneurysms and thoracic outlet syndrome.
- Stress testing
- Thoracic echocardiography (TTE) imaging
Central Carolina also provides a Cardiac Rehabilitation program for inpatients and outpatients, located right next door to the hospital.
Backed by the resources of the Duke Heart Center, Central Carolina Hospital gains access to current Duke training and staff education, evidence-based guidelines and practices when it comes to heart and heart-related issues.
Central Carolina Hospital has earned Advanced Heart Failure Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology. This accreditation is based on rigorous onsite review of the staff's ability to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with heart failure through pre-hospital care, early stabilization, acute care, transitional care, clinical quality measures and more.
CCH also earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology for success in implementing a high standard of care for heart attack patients. This signifies that CCH treats our patients using the clinical guidelines and recommendations of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
CCH has also received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.