Carolinas HealthCare System

Heart Care

See how we're faster than the national average at treating heart attacks.Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, in Charlotte, NC, recently experienced a $300 million expansion that has transformed the campus into a full-service, tertiary care medical center. As part of the expansion, we are able to provide even more advanced cardiology services, including open heart surgery.

Backed by the expert physicians and surgeons of Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, CMC-Pineville has gathered an experienced care team to perform open heart surgery and the follow-up care, including an intensive care unit designed specifically to meet the individual needs of our cardiac surgery patients.

In addition to open heart surgery, CMC-Pineville provides additional specialized care and advanced technology for the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Cardiologists offer services and diagnostic procedures to help patients manage and overcome heart disease, including:

  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Comprehensive Cardiac Care
  • Comprehensive Vascular Care
  • Electrophysiology Heart Catheterizations
  • Echocardiograms
  • ECG Holter Monitoring
  • Stress Testing
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Comprehensive Cardiac Care
  • Comprehensive Vascular Care
  • Electrophysiology Heart Catheterizations
  • Echocardiograms
  • ECG Holter Monitoring
  • Stress Testing

Find a list of Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute physicians at CMC-Pineville.

Open Heart Surgery

Cardiovascular surgery, often called open heart surgery, may be necessary for more complex heart disease that cannot be treated by medication or less invasive treatment options. 

CMC-Pineville is home to a suite of specialized cardiovascular operating rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology. After surgery, patients are cared for in our new 30-bed Intensive Care Unit by staff specialty trained in cardiovascular disease. Our clinicians provide around the clock care and continually monitor cardiac function throughout the recovery process.

Comprehensive Cardiac Care

CMC-Pineville and Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute's cardiothoracic surgery program offers the full complement of surgical interventions performed by our renowned surgical team.

Our surgeons work hand-in-hand with a multidisciplinary team of physicians including:

  • Cardiologists
  • Electrophysiologists
  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Vascular Specialists and Surgeons

This team approach allows us to evaluate all patients comprehensively to ensure the best, individualized treatment option. Our surgeons are committed to continually studying and evaluating new methods of surgical treatment and improving surgical outcomes through clinical and laboratory research.

Chest Pain Network

CMC-Pineville and Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute are part of the region's most comprehensive chest pain network. Nine accredited Chest Pain Centers connect hospitals and local EMS agencies to provide rapid heart care throughout our hospital network. Only two other hospital systems in the United Statefs have this number of facilities working jointly to facilitate better and faster cardiac care.

The Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), a national accrediting organization that promotes best practices in emergency heart care, awarded the designation. CMC-Pineville is reaccredited each year.

Cardiac Catheterization

Our team of specialists treats patients in the newly-expanded cardiac catheterization laboratory at CMC-Pineville. Patients arriving at our emergency department are stabilized and taken to the catheterization laboratory. One of our cardiothoracic surgeons is always on standby should a condition require heart surgery.

Vascular Medicine and Surgery

Vascular disease affects the arteries that carry oxygenated blood to all areas of the body, as well as veins that return blood to the heart. This includes the aorta that feeds the abdomen and legs, and the carotid arteries that feed the brain, as well as many smaller vessels. Vascular disease can also create wounds caused by the lack of blood supply to lower legs and feet.

Expert Vascular Surgeons

CMC-Pineville’s vascular team includes physicians specialty trained and experienced in treating the full spectrum of vascular diseases. Our surgeons are board-certified in vascular surgery. Our goal is to provide patients convenient and comprehensive evaluation, treatment and prevention.

Comprehensive Vascular Care

Our vascular surgeons collaborate with cardiothoracic surgeons to evaluate each patient from multiple angles to ensure the best treatment option is provided. We offer the latest minimally invasive procedures, providing treatment options for patient normally too sick or fragile to undergo traditional surgery.

Vascular Conditions Treated

  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Varicose Veins
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

Vascular Treatments

  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Aortic Repair
  • Stenting and Endarterectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
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