Where you receive care for your heart or vascular disease can make all the difference. You have a better chance of achieving the best results when you’re treated by a team of top specialists who are experienced in the latest advances. For more than 50 years, the cardiologists and cardiac experts at Atrium Health’s Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute have delivered life-saving care for every kind of heart condition.

Some of the world’s most renowned surgeons operate at Sanger – pioneers who not only perform the most complex procedures but who also developed the techniques and tools behind these surgeries. Nothing surprises our surgeons because we have operated on all kinds of patients – with results that top national standards.

From conventional options to minimally invasive procedures, we offer virtually every type of cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery for adults, including:

Coronary bypass surgery (including off-pump surgery and minimally invasive approaches)

End-stage heart failure surgery, including mechanical circulatory devices and heart transplants

Heart valve surgery

Peripheral vascular surgery

Complex aortic surgery

Heart rhythm surgery

Thoracic surgery

Surgery to repair congenital heart defects

Heart and vascular diseases are complex, sometimes affecting many parts of the body. For integrated treatment and follow-up care, our cardiologists and cardiac surgeons will work hand in hand with other Atrium Health specialists to deliver a positive outcome.


Cardiac rehabilitation

Pediatric cardiology

When you and your family become better informed about your heart disease, you can improve your health and wellness. Get the answers you need and feel more connected when you join one of our support groups. Available for people of all ages with heart disease and their families, these groups are offered in the greater Charlotte area.

For more information about our support groups, please call 877-999-7484.

Learn more about our support groups.

Get world-class care close to home at more than 25 locations throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.

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How can you keep your heart healthy? By taking control of many factors that influence heart health. You can reduce your risk of developing heart disease, or, if you have heart disease, prevent further complications. Learn how to better manage your condition.

When you refer a patient to Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, you play a critical role in their treatment plan. We keep you involved and up-to-date on your patients until they can be transitioned back to your care. To learn more about our leading outcomes and the advanced treatments available to your patients, visit our dedicated page for providers.

Contact us to make a referral for cardiovascular care:

General referrals or questions: 877-999-7484

Heart transplant, heart failure and mechanical circulatory support referrals: 704-355-6649 or 800-562-5752 - or learn more online.

Clinical research is the first step to breakthroughs in heart care. Sanger physicians actively participate in trials to bring you the most innovative cardiovascular treatment options in the region.