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Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute

An inside look at outcomes and innovation

For more than 50 years, Carolinas HealthCare System’s Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute has been committed to delivering world-class cardiovascular care and advancing new treatments.

Today, that dedication has helped place us among the nation’s best. Explore how our patient outcomes, innovative experts and breadth of specialties set us apart.

It’s All About Greater Outcomes for Patients
High volumes give us unmatched experience. High standards give us a singular focus on quality. Together, they result in exceptional patient outcomes: longer lives and higher levels of patient satisfaction.
HEART TRANSPLANT ONE-YEAR SURVIVAL RATE
heart image Carolinas Medical Center 98.15% Nationally 90.04%
Adult only, unadjusted Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, June 2016
Atrial fibrillation ablation outcomes
30-day readmission same-facility rate
heart-ratio-image 4.5% 9.4% Target* *Shah et al, Jan. 2012
TAVR OUTCOMES
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  • 0%In-hospital mortality
  • 1%In-hospital stroke
  • 1%30-day mortality
  • 1%30-day stroke
Unadjusted rates

ONE NETWORK CONNECTED BY EXCELLENCE

Extraordinary coordination across disciplines and geographies ensures our patients get access to specialists who can deliver the right treatment – seamlessly, conveniently and with the highest quality.

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physicians
advanced care practitioners
20
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locations in the Carolinas

Comprehensive expertise

  • Acute cardiac care
  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Aortic and vascular care
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Electrophysiology
  • Heart failure and cardiomyopathy
  • Valve and structural heart disease
LEADERS IN THE FIELD, HERE FOR YOUR PATIENTS
Advancing cardiac care takes the world’s most talented specialists. That’s why we’re proud to have true clinical pioneers leading our multidisciplinary teams in tackling the most complex procedures.
Frank R. Arko III, MD
First to implant a branched stent graft specifically designed for branch vessel repair of a thoracic aortic aneurysm
Joseph T. McGinn, MD
Developed the pre-eminent technique in minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting

Relentlessly Pursuing Better

From participating in breakthrough clinical trials to providing virtual follow-up care for heart failure patients, we’re always seeking new ways to push the boundaries of medicine and improve patient care.

A HISTORY OF FIRSTS

  • Total artificial heart implant (first in the Carolinas)
  • Branched stent graft to repair thoracic aortic aneurysm (first in the world)
  • Transcatheter mitral valve repair (one of the first in the world)

ACTIVE IN RESEARCH

53
clinical trials
161
publications, abstracts and presentations in 2015

KEY TRIAL INVOLVEMENT

  • ADVANCE registry for fractional flow reserve CT (FFRCT)
  • ALLSTAR stem cell therapy for patients who have had a previous MR
  • COAPT transcatheter mitral valve repair in secondary MR
  • MONA LSA early feasibility study for descending thoracic aneurysms
  • PARTNER III study of TAVR in low surgical risk populations
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