One of the nation’s leading heart and vascular programs, close to home
When it comes to matters of the heart, you want access to state-of-the-art technologies and advanced treatments. That’s why Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center delivers comprehensive heart and vascular care.
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As one of the nation's leading heart and vascular programs, we offer the latest diagnostic and surgical procedures as well as prevention, screening and rehabilitation services to help you lead a longer, healthier life.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States with more than 600,000 people dying of heart disease each year. When found early and treated appropriately, the risk of cardiovascular disease can be reduced significantly. That's why we offer a comprehensive array of diagnostic tests and heart-health evaluations, including:
- High-tech operating rooms, including an endovascular operating suite for open and minimally invasive procedures
- Programs to help you reduce your risk for heart disease and live healthier
- Rehabilitation programs to get you back to your life quickly after treatment
- Ankle brachial index
- Cardiac catheterization
- Cardiac scoring
- Coronary CT angiography
- Echocardiogram (Echo)
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP)
- Electrophysiology procedures
- Holter monitoring
- Stress testing
- Tilt testing
Learn more about each of these diagnostic tests offered at Forsyth Medical Center.
When you need heart care, you want the most leading-edge diagnostic technology available to find out what's wrong quickly. Our team of heart specialists has the advanced training and state-of-the-art technology to quickly and accurately diagnose most heart conditions.
When it comes to treating your heart condition, we offer a wide variety of programs and treatments, including:
- Abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysm repair
- Arrhythmia management and treatment
- Atrial fibrillation (Afib)
- Carotid artery disease
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart attack treatment
- Cardioverter defibrillator implantation (ICD)
- Heart failure
- Heart surgery
- Heart valve disease
- Pacemaker implantation
- Peripheral vascular disease (PAD)
- Vascular disease
- Vascular surgery & interventions
We also offer a cardiac rehabilitation program
for patients with heart disease. During this program, our team of
experienced cardiac nurses and specialists will work with you to
create an individualized and closely monitored exercise plan.
Sophisticated risk assessment is performed using NMR lipid profiles and, if appropriate, carotid and abdominal ultrasounds.The results of these tests are combined with the patient's clinical history, family history, and additional labs to develop a risk assessment and reduction plan.This plan will always include lifestyle change and may also include medication to treat a patient's abnormal lipid and lipidprotein levels.
Staffed by a group of dedicated professionals,
the program includes exercise therapy, nutrition education and
counseling, psychosocial education and counseling, and smoking
cessation and support. Using state-of-the-art cardiovascular exercise
equipment at our rehab facility, you will be able to safely improve
your aerobic conditioning and ensure that you can continue living a
healthy and active life.
For more information about our heart and vascular services, call 336-718-5000.