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Whether celebrating a birth or treating an illness, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System recognizes that each patient has a unique story to tell. Our
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Golf Tournament raises $31k for Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center

The 44th Annual Grover C. Robbins, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament was held at Grandfather Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The event raised more than $31,000  [ ... ]

Public Health Advisory: Smoke Exposure from the fire in Watauga County NC

AppHealthCare (Appalachian District Health Department) and Appalachian Regional Healthcare System are advising residents and visitors to be aware of the possibility of smoke f [ ... ]

Watauga Medical Center Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety in Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grad...

New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., w [ ... ]

3rd Annual Lighting of the Tree at Watauga Medical Center

December 15, 2016
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
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Blood Drive at Watauga Medical Center

December 21, 2016
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Watauga Medical Center Auditorium Directions

A Blowing Rock story: Connected at birth, together through life

Few relationships in life are more meaningful than those established at birth. This was certainly the case for Lorrine Miller, when in September 1951 she was delivered by Dr.  [ ... ]

A behind the scenes look at the hospital after dark

Few patients when entering the hospital consider all of the “behind the scenes” staff working on their behalf.

Piano playing nurse makes life better for patients at Watauga Medical Center

Many thoughts come to mind when contemplating a trip to the hospital. Where should I park? What time is surgery? Will the cafeteria food be good? Fortunately, for patients at  [ ... ]

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Your health is our priority. That’s why Appalachian Regional Healthcare System continues to raise the bar for cardiac care in the High Country. Our comprehensive program features an array of services including The Cardiology Center, a state-of-the-art interventional and cardiac catheterization lab and cardiac rehabilitation programs. Thanks to our expert team of cardiologists, our cutting edge technology, and procedural capability, the majority of our patients may stay close to home for their cardiac health needs.

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Services

Afib Monitors

Arrhythmia Clinic

Cardiac Resynchronization

Cardiology Consultations

Cardiovascular Interventions

Defibrillators

Diagnostic Catheterizations

Echocardiograms

EKGs

Exercise Treadmill Tests

Heart Monitors

Implantable Monitors

Nuclear Stress Tests

Pacemakers

Stents

Stress Echocardiograms


Locations

 

The Cardiology Center

175 Mary Street
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-9664

 

Cardiology services are also available at Grandfather Specialty Clinic (Linville, NC) and Jefferson Specialty Clinic (Jefferson, NC). Call (828) 264-9664 to schedule an appointment.

 


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More Information

American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center
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The American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) serves health care providers as well as people from the community by providing training in basic and advanced life support.


Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
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Appalachian Regional Healthcare System offers Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation for cardiac diagnosis. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System works with individuals as inpatients, upon release from the hospital and as outpatients to promote a healthy lifestyle and take steps to prevent a future cardiac event.


Coronary Calcium Scoring
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Coronary calcium scoring (CCS) is a proven, non-invasive method that can directly identify plaque buildup in the coronary (heart) arteries. The coronary calcium scoring screen is a CT scan that only provides a small fraction of the dose of a routine chest CT.


Electrophysiology
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Appalachian Regional Healthcare System introduced to the High Country the first electrophysiology program to provide leading edge, exceptional care for persons with cardiac arrhythmias and the need for pacemaker and defibrillator implantation and management.


Heart Failure
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Appalachian Regional Healthcare System offers patients affected from heart failure, technology and experience without having to leave the High Country.


Interventional Cardiology / Cardiac Catheterization
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Appalachian Regional Healthcare System established a therapeutic cardiac catheterization program for the treatment of individuals suffering from blockages that can occur in the heart. Interventional cardiology services, including angioplasty and stenting, are performed at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Cardiac Catheterization/Electrophysiology Laboratory.


64-slice CT Technology

The fastest, most powerful computed tomography (CT) scanner on the market is available at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. 64-slice CT Technology can synchronize with a patient's heart rhythm and capture images between beats, allowing physicians to obtain images so detailed they can see plaque on the inside of coronary arteries.