Heart Center Recognition
The Heart and Vascular Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a national leader in cardiovascular care, surgery and research. Recognized for the highest standards of care by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the National Cardiovascular Data Registry®, the Heart and Vascular Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular disease, including cardiovascular imaging, valve repair and replacement, bypass surgery, pediatric procedures, and device placement.
On the forefront of both clinical care and research, Wake Forest Baptist performs the majority of cardiac catheterizations using the radial approach. In addition, researchers are actively involved in studies and clinical trials exploring vascular stents, determining genetic markers that could lead to the prevention of heart disease, providing the best treatments for atrial fibrillation, studying the impact of obesity on heart disease, repairing congenital defects, and using imaging to predict and prevent future cardiovascular events.
July 2013:Cardiology & Heart Surgery ranked among the nations's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
July 2012: Cardiology & Heart Surgery recognized as high-performing by U.S. News & World Report.
November 2011: The Cardiothoracic Surgery Program has continued to be listed as a three-star performer in the Composite Quality Rating by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).
October 2011: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is mentioned as one of the top 65 cardiology programs. From Becker’s Hospital Review.
August 2011: Advanced Cardiac Care and Transplant Program Receives Specialty Certification
July 2011: Cardiology & Heart Surgery recognized as high-performing by U.S. News & World Report.
June 2011: Chief of Cardiology Elected to ABIM Subspecialty Board
May 2011: Wells Graduates from National Leadership Training Program
January 2011: Wake Forest Baptist Accredited as Chest Pain Center
December 2010: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Physicians Listed in Best Doctors in America®
November 2010: Wake Forest Baptist Physician Honored for Clinical Contributions to Cardiology
August 2008: ECMO Program Recognized as Center of Excellence
November 2009: Heart Center Receives Three-Star Rating for Cardiac Surgery
September 2009: Heart Center Receives Recognition for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients
June 2009: Carr Inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Radiology
July 2008: Heart Center Earns Two Specialty Certifications From the Joint Commission