For more than 50 years, our team of 100+ heart experts have delivered lifesaving care for every kind of heart and vascular condition.

Seeing a cardiologist for regular checkups can help reduce the risk of diseases that affect your heart and blood vessels. When heart disease is particularly complex or requires a procedure, our world-renowned subspecialists and surgeons are here to care for you.

From leading outcomes and breakthrough research to surgical firsts and advanced treatments only found here in the region, our top-ranked experts offer the highest quality care, giving you a better chance of achieving the best results.


Heart surgery from the best in the Southeast

Sanger is home to some of the world’s most renowned surgeons – pioneers who not only perform the most complex procedures but who also developed the techniques and tools behind these surgeries. We offer virtually every type of cardiac surgery, including minimally invasive coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and thoracic surgery.

Complete heart care
Treatment from 100+ experts for every heart and vascular condition, plus education and support programs

Faster response times
We’re 13 minutes faster than the national average at treating heart attacks

Treatments only found here
We have the only heart transplant program in the Charlotte region and the only program in the Southeast offering minimally invasive heart bypass surgery

Innovation every step of the way
We use emerging technologies and breakthrough research to improve care

The most advanced care, close to home
More than 20 locations across the Carolinas, offering world-class care near you and your family

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute is continually recognized, locally and nationally, for our commitment to delivering efficient, quality care. Year after year, we receive awards and distinctions from many of the top accrediting and ranking organizations in the industry.

IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals Award

Atrium Health Pineville has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM . This award recognizes achievements in lower readmission rates, shorter lengths of stay for patients and fewer complications. This is the second time that Atrium Health’s cardiovascular teams have been recognized with this honor.

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The American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain &ndash MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award at 3 of our locations: Charlotte, Cabarrus and Pineville. We’ve received this award 11 years in a row, and we’re 1 of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor. The award recognizes our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.

The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline STEMI Recognition

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute received the Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Gold Plus, the highest possible Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Recognition

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute received the Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Gold, the highest possible Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer heart attacks.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) 3-Star Rating Award

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute - Cabarrus earned a distinguished 3-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for our patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures. The 3-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places us among the elite for heart bypass surgery in the United States and Canada.

Get world-class care close to home at more than 20 locations throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.

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By taking control of the 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, or call 704-512-5712 to make an appointment with a cardiologist.

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: 877-999-7484

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