Our cardiovascular and pulmonary specialists offer an array of cardiac, respiratory and vascular testing, a dedicated chest pain unit and treatment procedures in the department's nationally accredited echocardiogram, stress and vascular laboratories.
Services include cardiac imaging, nuclear cardiology, transesophageal cardiac imaging, stress tests, cardioversion, pulmonary function testing and electrocardiograms, and a full compliment of respiratory care services for adults and babies.
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
WakeMed Cary Hospital cardiovascular specialists use the latest technology to diagnose and treat heart conditions. Services include:
- Cardiac catheterization to diagnose heart disease and determine the best treatment options
- Pacemaker implantation
- Defibrillator and bi-ventricular device implantation
- Electrophysiology studies
- Ablation treatment for heart rhythm problems
- Specialized vascular studies
- Stent placement
Cardiac Rehab Program at the Kraft Family YMCA
The WakeMed Cary Hospital Cardiac Rehab Program is located at the Kraft Family YMCA with classes offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 to 8 am.
Cardiac rehab offers comprehensive nutrition, lifestyle and physical activity counseling for patients who have suffered a cardiac event, such as a heart attack, heart surgery, cardiac catheterization or are diagnosed with a debilitating cardiac condition such as heart failure. The participants’ goal is to improve physical fitness and overall health, and reduce the risk of future heart problems. For more information about the program, click here.
WakeMed Cary Hospital Cardiac Rehab at Kraft Family YMCA
8921 Holly Springs Road
Apex, NC 27539
Primary Stroke Center
WakeMed Health & Hospitals is pround to be a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center. The WakeMed Stroke Team is made up of specially trained physicians, nurses and therapists, who are dedicated to the care of stroke patients. The WakeMed Stroke Team serves patients at WakeMed Cary Hospital and WakeMed Raleigh Campus.
Chest Pain Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
WakeMed Cary Hospital achieved SCPC accreditation. This means that Cary Hospital achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. We offer an emphasis on the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs provide more efficient and effective evaluation as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms.
Heart Failure Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC)
Both WakeMed Raleigh Campus and Cary Hospital have achieved SCPC Heart Failure Accreditation. To be eligible, WakeMed met or exceeded ten criteria, including quality measures that improve the process of care for heart failure patients, integration with emergency medical services, personnel competencies and training throughout the system, and much more.
American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award
Both WakeMed Raleigh Campus and WakeMed Cary Hospital have received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012 - two of only 164 hospitals nationwide to do so, as of 2012.
The award recognizes WakeMed's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that WakeMed has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
Get With The Guidelines - Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award
WakeMed Raleigh Campus and WakeMed Cary Hospital received the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that WakeMed has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients according to the guidelines of care recommended by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology.