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Novant Health Cardiology – Lexington brings remarkable, comprehensive heart care to adult patients in and around Lexington, North Carolina. Whether you are living with a chronic heart condition such as heart failure or are confronted by a more acute problem such as a collapsing artery, our providers will work to assess your situation and determine the best way to treat your condition, or improve or maintain your heart health.

Any treatment plan begins with getting an accurate diagnosis. Our providers use have access to advanced diagnostic tools, including:

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG; a test using electrodes to measure the electrical signals that control the rhythm of the heart)
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (a test using sound waves to evaluate heart function through the esophagus; available at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center)
  • Lipid/cholesterol assessment (a test to measure cholesterol and lipids in the blood to detect a disorder or see if a medication is working; available at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center)
  • Ankle brachial index (a test to measure blood pressure at the ankle and the arm; available at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center)
  • Abdominal aorta ultrasound (a test to examine the abdominal aorta and associated blood vessels; available at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center)
  • Aneurysm evaluation (a test using ultrasounds, X-rays or CT scans to examine weaknesses in artery walls; available at Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center)

Preventive interventions can help you avoid future heart or vein troubles. Our providers complete interventions including:

  • Cardiac catheterization (a procedure involving the insertion of a thin tube into an artery in an arm or leg; this can be used to detect or address blockages)
  • Balloon angioplasty/ percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PCTA) (a procedure in which a balloon tool is used to push artery-clogging plaque against artery walls to make more room for blood flow)
  • CT coronary angiogram (an imaging test to assess the arteries that carry blood to the heart; available at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center)

Should you need a cardiac surgery procedure, you can receive care from a team of providers you know and trust. Cardiac surgery procedures are performed at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. Our providers regularly complete:

  • Pacemaker placement
  • Internal cardiac defibrillator (ICD) placement
  • Patent foramen ovale (PFO) repair
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) repair

Other services offered by our clinic include:

  • Management of care for congestive heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms
  • Advanced cholesterol and lipid management
  • Coordination with the heart failure program at Novant Health Forsyth Heart and Wellness
  • Rehabilitation services after a cardiac episode (including exercise, psycho-social and nutritional assessments)