ECU Health is committed to providing comprehensive heart and vascular care to the people of eastern North Carolina.

ECU Health’s network of care includes internationally recognized physicians, the most up-to-date technologies, and advanced care services.

We treat your heart “with heart” – and with passion – because we know it’s the center of who you are as a person. And we start at the beginning, with a strong focus on education, prevention and screenings. If there is a problem, we offer a precise diagnosis and timely interventions.

Here, you’ll find expert care, whether you need help managing a chronic disease like high blood pressure or life-saving treatment in an emergency. If you’re recovering from a heart attack or related condition or surgery, we also offer a comprehensive cardiovascular rehabilitation program at multiple locations throughout eastern North Carolina.

Heart & Vascular Expertise

Why ECU Health Heart & Vascular Care?

  • Hospitals: an academic medical center with two campuses and seven community hospitals
  • Heart and Vascular ORs or hybrid ORs: 7
  • Catheterization labs: 4
  • Electrophysiology labs: 4
  • Vascular labs: 1
  • Heart and Vascular clinics: 12
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation centers: 6

ECU Health physicians, surgeons and other providers have years of advanced training and are experienced in treating routine and complex conditions, and everything in between. We care for your entire family — adults and children — right here, close to home.

Our many national recognitions and accreditations validate our high standards of patient care.

From disease management to minimally invasive and robotic procedures or full open-heart surgeries, we have experience in treating all heart and circulatory system disorders and offer hope for people who may not be considered candidates for treatment elsewhere.

The hybrid OR at The East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU Health Medical Center is equipped with a sophisticated imaging system enabling physicians to perform minimally invasive cardiac and vascular procedures with greater precision than ever before. For patients, a hybrid OR means reduced recovery time, better outcomes and getting back to normal routines quicker.

In fact, we know that you’re the most important person on your care team. As our cardiologists, surgeons, imaging technicians, nurses and other providers work together to manage your care, we keep you and your family members informed and involved.

With innovative programs and procedures, like our Advanced Heart Failure Clinic, Telemedicine, TAVR, Watchman, MitraClip, destination VADs, specialized pediatric cardiology and more, we’re making a difference every day and increasing survival rates for people with heart disease in eastern North Carolina.

Treatments & Technologies

A full range of heart and vascular services means you’ll find the care you need right here in eastern North Carolina. Because after surgery, the last thing you want to do is go on a road trip. With ECU Health, you have access to exceptional providers with years of experience, just minutes away.

Awards & Accreditations

By assuring exemplary clinical performance and exceptional care, the team at ECU Health delivers award-winning service every day. We understand that even the smallest details can improve patient care and help us make a big impact in the lives of our patients. Accreditations certify competence and care standards that meet or exceed national benchmarks. Hospitals that pursue such validations are always striving to improve quality with evidence-based practices in an increasingly safe environment.


  • Get with the Guidelines – HF Gold Plus
  • Mission Lifeline Gold Receiving (STEMI)
  • Mission Lifeline NSTEMI Gold
  • Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS) 3 Star – isolated CABG (top 7.66 percent in the nation)


  • Chest Pain Center
  • LVAD Destination Center
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)
  • Magnet designation
  • Level I Trauma Center
  • Echocardiography (IAC)

Heart & Vascular Care News

Stay up-to-date on all things ECU Health Heart & Vascular Care with the important headlines below. Visit the Newsroom for news and information from across the health system.

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