Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute – Whiteville makes it easy for you to receive the care you need for your heart and vascular system close to where you live or work. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to assess your condition and investigate your concerns. Then we put together a treatment plan based on your current condition and health goals.
Diagnostic tests we complete include:
- 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 some vascular conditions. Those procedures include:
- 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)
For patients living with congestive heart failure or a heart device, or taking Coumadin (warfarin) to treat blood clots, our team will manage your device or treatment so you can stay as healthy as possible.
We are also pleased to offer educational classes to patients living with atrial fibrillation. These classes are opportunities to understand the condition, your management plan and how you can be an active participant in your health.