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WakeMed Heart Center

When it comes to matters of the heart, there's nothing like experience. Wake County's first open heart surgery was performed at WakeMed in 1968, and we continue to be a leader in innovative cardiovascular care delivered by highly trained, board-certified physicians and staff who take a team approach to patient care. At WakeMed, patients always come first.

Whether it's having a cardiac intervention team ready and waiting for you in a time of emergency; managing your high cholesterol or high blood pressure levels; or helping you regain strength with our dedicated cardiac rehab program, WakeMed’s Heart & Vascular services, physicians and staff are here for you.


The WakeMed Heart Center

As a leading regional cardiac referral center, our cardiologists, electrophysiologists, vascular specialists and cardiothoracic surgeons perform more than tens of thousands of procedures a year. They use the latest technology and participate in leading research, both of which result in outstanding patient care.

Our specially trained staff of nurses, therapists, technologists, dietitians and pharmacists supports these physician specialists in providing care that meets the specific needs of each individual patient. Patients come from all 100 North Carolina counties, and out of state, to access the WakeMed Heart Center’s diagnostic and treatment procedures.

  • Nine cardiac catheterization labs and two electrophysiology labs
  • A pre- and post-procedure nursing unit with 43 beds
  • Comprehensive cardiovascular testing department
  • Dedicated waiting areas for patients' families
  • Physician offices
  • Heart Center Inn with 38 rooms specifically designed for heart patients' families
  • Heart Center Conference Center used for physician, staff and community heart-health education
  • Cath lab staffed 24/7 – ready to respond to a heart attack around the clock
  • Cath Lab Specialists who must earn Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialists certification
  • Cardiac Rehab onsite

But don't take our word for it.  Watch Dr. Marc Silver explain what makes WakeMed Heart & Vascular special.