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Prevention

The mission of Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute – Elizabeth (Prevention) is to assess your current health and look for ways to keep your heart, lungs and vascular system functioning as well as possible. Our providers use powerful diagnostic tools including ultrasound technology to examine blood flow in arteries and veins, as well as the function of the heart and lungs. Ultrasounds are non-invasive tests where sound waves are sent through the tissues of the body, and bounce off structures such as veins and arteries. Those bouncing waves paint a picture of how blood is moving through the body.

Vascular laboratory testing can be completed without leaving our clinic. Services of our vascular lab include:

  • Carotid duplex scans (to examine how blood is flowing through the carotid arteries in the neck)
  • Venous duplex scans (to examine the veins that return blood to the heart; can show blood clots or reveal issues causing varicose veins)
  • Arterial duplex scans (to examine blood flow in the arms and legs)
  • Bypass graft duplex surveillance (to assess blood flow after a bypass graft is completed on a vein)
  • Iliac artery duplex scan (to examine function of arteries in the lower abdomen)
  • Aorta duplex scan (to examine the function of aorta, the main artery in the abdomen)
  • Mesenteric duplex scan (to examine blood flow to the liver, spleen, stomach and intestine)
  • Renal artery duplex scan (to examine blood flow to the kidneys)

 

Surgery

At Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Elizabeth (Surgery), we understand how complicated decisions about cardiac or vascular surgery can be. We are here to answer your questions, as well as questions from your loved ones. Once you have considered your treatment options and chosen a treatment plan, you can rest assured knowing that our team of surgical providers are solely dedicated to heart, lung and vein surgery. They bring together years of experience and cutting-edge techniques to deliver the remarkable surgical care you deserve.

Surgical procedures our providers complete include:

  • Open heart surgery (to address issues related to the structure and function of the heart)
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG; used to treat coronary artery disease by routing blood around a narrowed portion of an artery)
  • Heart valve replacement/repair
  • Minimally invasive mitral and aortic surgery (to repair the mitral valve and/or aorta)
  • Surgery to address atrial fibrillation (AFib; irregular heartbeat)
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair (surgery through the chest to repair the aorta)
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR; minimally invasive procedure that addresses an aortic valve that does not open correctly)
  • Peripheral angioplasty and stenting (to open blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the legs)
  • Arterial surgery (to fix or bypass a blocked artery)
  • Venous surgery (to fix or remove a vein)
  • Surgery for thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms (weaknesses in the major blood vessel that supplies blood to the body)
  • Treatment for lifestyle-limiting varicose veins
  • Carotid surgery or stenting including extracranial revascularization surgery (to addresses blockages in or other problems with the carotid artery)