BREAKING NEWS: 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. Read More
Cardiothoracic Surgery Program Rated Among Best in the Nation
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute is committed to delivering the highest quality cardiovascular care in the region. We’ve received recognition from notable organizations as a testament to the level of care we deliver to our patients each day.
Top Rated for Quality in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Rated 3 out of 3 stars by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for quality and outcomes in cardiothoracic surgery.
Nationally Recognized for Code STEMI Care
Awarded Gold Plus and Silver level recognition by the American Heart Association for Code STEMI and heart failure care quality.
Why Choose Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute?
42 minute average treatment time from hospital arrival time until reperfusion (restored blood flow) for heart attack patients. This is 17 minutes fasterthan the national average.
Home of the region's only heart transplantation program.
Ranked among the top 15% of programs nationally for outcomes in coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Continued excellence in numerous clinical research initiatives
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute offers various continuing education conferences throughout the year. Some of these programs have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and are jointly sponsored with Carolinas HealthCare System in order for healthcare professionals to obtain Category 1 CME credit.