Our services

Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute – Jacksonville diagnoses and treats common and complex heart ailments, including heart disease, blocked arteries and irregular heartbeats. Our cardiac care specialists offer you access to powerful diagnostic tools and minimally invasive heart procedures so you can feel better and live as healthy a life as possible.

We offer diagnostic tests including:

  • Cardiac computed tomograpy angiograpy (cardiac CTA; a non-invasive test using advanced X-rays to detect blockages in heart arteries)
  • Cardiac stress tests (to measure how the heart responds to stress from exercise or other factors)
  • Carotid and vascular ultrasounds (a non-invasive way to check on blood flow)
  • Nuclear stress tests (to create images of the blood flow to your heart)
  • Echocardiograms (a test using sound waves to create images of your heart)
  • Stress echocardiograms (to examine heart function with sound waves when a stressor such as exercise is present)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG; a test using sensors placed on the skin to record heart activity)
  • Tilt table exam (tilt table test; a test involving lying on a table tilted at different angles to assess heart function and circulation to investigate dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting)

We offer advanced, minimally invasive procedures to address heart concerns, including:

  • Coronary angioplasty (a procedure to widen blocked or narrowed arteries)
  • Coronary artherectomy (a procedure to remove plaque from blood vessels)
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG; used to treat heart disease by diverting blood flow around a clogged artery)
  • Heart arrhythmia treatment/electrophysiology (procedures that diagnose or treat irregular heartbeats)
  • Interventional cardiology treatments (minimally invasive procedures using a small, flexible tube to address heart issues)
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO or LAOO; for patients with atrial fibrillation; a procedure to prevent stroke)
  • Mitraclip (a minimally invasive procedure to repair a leaking heart valve)
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR; a minimally invasive procedure in which a new valve is placed inside a damaged valve)

Additional services

Patients suffering from congestive heart failure, relying on heart devices such as left ventricular assist devices (LVAD), or are on Coumadin (warfarin) to treat blood clots can benefit from specialty clinics we offer. We will provide you with tools, education and ongoing care to help you stay healthy and active. We also offer education classes for patients with atrial fibrillation.