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Heart patient Ron McGuirt and his doctors tell the story of his life-threatening aortic tear and ensuing recovery.
BREAKING NEWS: Carolinas HealthCare System’s Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute recently became the first in the world to implant a branched stent graft specifically designed for branch vessel repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms. The new treatment provides an important alternative to open-chest operations and should be able to reduce certain complications. It’s another example of Carolinas HealthCare System’s commitment to one team working together to define the future.
Why Choose Carolinas HealthCare System?
Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) is home to Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute and a network of heart specialists who have provided world-class heart care in North and South Carolina for more than half a century.
What sets us apart: Our peers consistently recognize us at the top of the nation for heart care.
Advanced Technologies for Heart Care and Treatment
Carolinas Healthcare System offers cutting-edge treatments for cardiovascular care, including advanced imaging and minimally invasive approaches. See the video below to learn more about a revolutionary new form of valve replacement surgery.
Expansive, Established Heart Care Network
Our physicians work in cross-specialty teams to provide comprehensive cardiac care. No matter what your condition, the right cardiac specialists from our team will evaluate and treat you.
More than 90 cardiac physicians caring for every heart specialty
More than 25 heart care locations throughout the Carolinas
More than 50 years of regional comprehensive heart care
Meet Dr. Charles Bridges, chair of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
Learn more about Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, the region's most comprehensive heart and vascular program.