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Cardiology is the medical treatment of diseases of the heart and parts of the circulatory system. Cardiologists are the doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating these conditions.

Cardiologists in Western North Carolina

For more than 50 years, we've been committed to offering high-quality care that keeps your heart healthy.

As one of America's leading heart programs, we partner with you to provide you with comprehensive heart care, using a team-oriented approach and backed by decades of combined technical expertise and experience.

Related specialties

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Cardiovascular diseases we treat

Our cardiology specialists treat a variety of heart conditions in adults and children, including:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Aortic dissections
  • Aortoiliac occlusive diseases
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib)
  • Atrial flutters
  • Carotid artery diseases
  • Chest pain
  • Chronic limb-threatening ischemias
  • Claudication
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diabetic foot ulcerations
  • Dialysis access issues
  • Endoleaks
  • Femoral artery blockages
  • Gangrene
  • Heart attacks
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure (chronic and stable)
  • Heart valve disorders
  • Leg sores, ulcers and discolorations
  • Lymphedema (leg swelling)
  • Male varicoceles
  • Nonhealing wounds
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS)
  • Peripheral aneurysms
  • Peripheral arterial diseases
  • Pulmonary embolisms (PEs)
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Visceral artery aneurysms
  • Ventricular fibrillation (VF)
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Ventricular tachycardias (VT)

Our heart and vascular services

Our cardiac practices offer personalized treatments for a full range of heart issues. Your struggles may be serious, but you are never alone, and we are with you at each stage of your care.

Nonsurgical cardiac care

At our practices, we always opt for nonsurgical care options first, whenever possible. Cardiac specialists in our group manage your heart condition with treatments such as dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin, blood thinners and statins. We also tailor lifestyle change recommendations for you with options, such as supervised exercise therapy and smoking cessation programs.

Minimally invasive procedures

Advanced minimally invasive procedures are some of the first options our cardiologists use in caring for your heart condition. Using these advanced methods restores heart function, with the smallest effect on surrounding tissues, while shortening your recovery time. Our cardiac specialists may perform:

  • AFib electrophysical procedures
  • Aneurysm embolization and stent placement
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic aneurysm endograft repair
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Endoscopic vein harvest
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Pacemaker device implants
  • Robot-assisted procedures
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure

AFib treatments

Our practices are a leading provider of treatments for complex heart arrhythmias, such as AFib. After your diagnosis with an electrocardiogram (EKG), stress tests or electrophysiological study (EPS), our heart specialists plan your care. Many AFib treatments are minimally invasive and may be completed in our offices. Following lifestyle alteration recommendations, our teams may decide on any of the following treatment options:

  • Catheter ablation
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Maze surgical technology
  • Medication
  • Pacemaker
  • Surgical ablation

Varicose and spider vein treatments

Throughout our practices, we also treat the taxing symptoms of varicose and spider vein conditions. At our medical group's deep vein thrombosis clinic, we offer medically necessary and cosmetic procedures with services such as:

  • Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT)
  • IVC filter placement and removal
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Thrombectomy
  • Thrombolysis or thrombolytic therapy

Cardiovascular surgery

Should surgery become necessary for your care, our heart doctors use the latest methods and technology. At our practices, skilled cardiac and vascular surgeons use leading-edge technologies to perform an array of cardiovascular procedures, including:

  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Aortic valve replacement and repair
  • Atrial fibrillation surgery
  • Cardiac valve surgery
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) surgery
  • Maze surgical procedures (AFib surgery)
  • Mitral valve replacement and repair
  • Multiple valve replacement and repair
  • Pulmonary valve replacement and repair
  • Stent placement
  • Surgical bypass
  • Thoracic aortic surgery
  • Tricuspid valve repair
  • Ventricular assist device (VAD) surgery

Cardiac rehabilitation

After a severe cardiac event, such as a heart attack or coronary bypass surgery, your heart surgeon may recommend cardiac rehabilitation to increase your strength and get you back to peak performance. Our medical group's treatment programs take a three-pronged approach using nutrition counseling, supervised exercise and stress management training. Our rehabilitation specialists empower and help you reach a healthy lifestyle.

Pediatric cardiologists

As Western North Carolina's only pediatric heart care providers, our practices offer evaluations, treatments and follow-up services for a range of cardiovascular disorders in infants, children and adolescents. Our pediatric physicians are prepared to help your child manage a variety of conditions, such as congenital heart disease, acquired heart disease or a family history of cardiac disease.

Mission Health - Cardiology

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