Heart Treatments

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If lifestyle changes and medications are not enough to control your heart condition, your physician may recommend a medical procedure. The board-certified cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons at New Hanover Regional Medical Center are well-versed in the latest heart treatments — from minimally invasive procedures to beating heart bypass surgery. We perform more than 12,000 procedures a year at our Heart Center and have been recognized for providing advanced emergency care for heart attack patients.

Heart treatments performed at NHRMC Heart Center include:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Arrhythmia treatment
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Carotid angiography
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Coronary atherectomy
  • Interventional cardiology treatments
  • Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair

Specialty Heart Programs

NHRMC has earned multiple national recognitions for providing exceptional patient care. We are committed to providing efficient, comprehensive heart services. We know when it comes to your heart, every minute counts.

Our specialty programs include:

  • Chest Pain Center
  • Code STEMI Care for Heart Attacks
  • Valve Program



A healthy lifestyle can go a long way in supporting your heart health. Your physician can help you establish heart-healthy habits, including:

  • Becoming physically active
  • Eating a heart-healthy diet
  • Limiting alcohol intake
  • Managing stress
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Quitting smoking


Anticoagulants, beta blockers, alpha blockers, calcium channel blockers, and other medications can be used to maintain your heart health.

Your doctor may recommend medication to:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce chest pain
  • Prevent clots from forming
  • Lower heart rate

New Treatments

When discussing treatment options, your doctor may talk to you about a clinical trial. In clinical trials, researchers explore new treatments for cancer and other diseases including those effecting your heart. New Hanover Regional Medical Center offers clinical trials through the National Cancer Institute and drug companies. Through the networks we work with on clinical trials, you may have access to an emerging treatment not easily available elsewhere. For more information about clinical trials including a list of studies and who to contact, click here