Our services

Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute – Wilmington Annex offers complete care for conditions involving the heart and circulatory system. From common concerns such as irregular heartbeats to acute issues including the aftereffects of heart attacks, our providers work to quickly assess and address your concerns. Our goal is to allow you to lead as healthy and active 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 assess heart function during activity)
  • Nuclear stress tests (a way to assess blood flow using radioactive material)
  • Carotid and vascular ultrasounds (non-invasive ways to assess blood flow)
  • Echocardiograms and stress echocardiograms (non-invasive imaging procedures done at rest or during exercise)
  • Electrocardiograms (EKG; a recording of electrical activity of the heart using sensors placed on the skin)
  • Tilt table exams (tests of heart function in positions ranging from standing up to lying down)

Our providers treat heart conditions with procedures including:

  • Coronary angioplasty (to widen or unblock the coronary artery with the use of a balloon)
  • Coronary artherectomy (to remove plaque from blood vessels to improve blood flow)
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG; to treat coronary heart disease by diverting blood around narrow or clogged parts of arteries)
  • Heart arrhythmia treatment/electrophysiology (to assess the heart’s electrical activity)
  • Interventional cardiology treatments (to repair damaged or weakened parts of the heart using a small, flexible tube)
  • 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 with permanent heart devices and chronic heart conditions, we manage ongoing care in specialty clinics such as:

  • Atrial fibrillation clinic
  • Cardiology oncology clinic
  • Congestive heart failure clinic
  • Coumadin (warfarin) clinic
  • Device management clinic
  • Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) clinic
  • Valve clinic

Additional services 

Our patients also benefit from ongoing education opportunities such as our congestive heart failure education series and our atrial fibrillation education classes. These empower you to optimize your health.