Cardiology and Heart Surgery

Duke's heart care is ranked among the top programs in the nation and staffed by the country’s leading cardiology specialists who treat more than 65,000 people with heart disease every year. We provide the best possible heart disease care at locations in Durham, Raleigh and beyond the Triangle, including heart disease prevention and risk management, innovative medical therapies, surgical techniques, and minimally invasive procedures. Our cardiologists and surgeons undergo years of advanced training in their respective specialties and offer a level of experience that only comes from treating high volumes of people with conditions ranging from the routine to the complex. We often offer hope to people who may not be considered candidates for treatment elsewhere.

National Leaders in Cardiology

  • Top-ranked heart disease care. Our patients' high survival rates, the number of heart procedures we perform, and our comprehensive support services explain why we’ve been ranked as one of the nation's best cardiology and heart surgery programs by U.S. News & World Report for the past 20 years.
  • Nationally recognized cardiology leaders. Our physicians collaborate with the nation’s cardiology leaders to set nationally-accepted treatment guidelines. As a result, you benefit from heart care backed by research.
  • Heart Care Plus+. Brings together Duke’s recognized specialty and sub-specialty services and doctors with WakeMed’s legacy for excellence in heart care through the WakeMed Heart Center and its network of physician practices throughout Wake County. Heart Care Plus+ creates a county-wide distribution of exceptional providers, outpatient practices and facilities, and hospitals that will work together to seamlessly provide the highest quality care across the entire spectrum of heart and vascular disease.
  • One of the nation's largest heart transplant programs. We are consistently recognized among the best and largest heart transplant programs in the country by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Recognition is based on the number of transplants we perform, our transplant rates, and post-transplant survival rates.
  • More treatment options. Our cardiology specialists participate in national clinical trials and perform the most advanced treatment methods using the latest technology available today. As a result, we offer a broader selection of medical, surgical, and minimally invasive options to more people, including those who are not considered candidates for treatment elsewhere.
  • Superior results. Our high surgical volume translates to superior outcomes. Studies show that major medical centers like ours, who treat high volumes of patients, achieve better results — including fewer complications, faster recovery, and better long-term survival rates.
  • A team approach. Our cardiologists, surgeons, geneticists, imaging technicians, nurses, and others work together to give you an accurate diagnosis and the best treatment for your condition. We keep your family physician informed and involved during the course of your care.
  • Life-saving initiatives. Our efforts to improve cardiac care include an emergency response protocol for heart attack that ensures patients receive life-saving treatment as quickly as possible. As a result, we’ve helped increase survival rates across the state of North Carolina for the most serious form of heart attack.
  • Long-term support. Our cardiac prevention and rehabilitation program helps you make heart-healthy changes designed to lower your risk for heart disease and rehabilitate after heart surgery.
  • Advanced medical records technology.  Our secure online portal, Duke MyChart, allows you to view test results, make appointments, request prescription refills, and message your doctor using any Web-enabled device. Our technology also allows anyone on your care team to securely access your health information, making sure you always get care that's right for you and based on the latest evidence.
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