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Select Providers Moving to Better Serve You

  In an effort to improve access to healthcare in the High Country, select providers within Appalachian Regional Healthcare System will be moving to new practices or loc [ ... ]

Neighborhood “Mom” appreciates family, faith and health

Lorraine Alls lives her life by a simple code, “If you have it, you give it.” As a child, the New Jersey native saw this creed personified in her parents, who taug [ ... ]

Fall Health Talk Series: Spine Health, Well Woman Care, Diabetes

This fall, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is offering three community Health Talk events that are each free and open to the public.

Masquerade Fundraiser
Oct 03, 2016
08:00AM - 06:00PM
Masquerade Fundraiser
Oct 04, 2016
08:00AM - 04:00PM
Health Talk | Elements of Well Woman Care
Oct 05, 2016
06:30PM -
45th Annual Grover Robbins Golf Tournament
Oct 11, 2016
10:00AM - 02:00PM
HeartSaver CPR/AED Class
Oct 18, 2016
06:00PM - 09:30PM
Blood Drive: Watauga Medical Center
Oct 26, 2016
10:00AM - 02:30PM
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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Cardiology Center - Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

Your Heart is our focus

Your health is our priority. That’s why Appalachian Regional Healthcare System continues to raise the bar for cardiac care in the High Country. The 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.

The Cardiology Center

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

The Cardiology Center offers the following 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

Download Referral FormPatient Referral Form for The Cardiology Center

 

Cardiology Lab Requisition

 

Interventional Cardiology / Cardiac Catheterization
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.

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

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
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.

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.

Cardiovascular Services
Cardiovascular services at Watauga Medical Center include diagnostic testing (echo, nuc, stress tests, ECG, tilt tables, cardioversions, TEE), peripheral vascular surgery, interventional cardiology and interventional radiology.

Coronary Calcium Scoring
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.