Cardiac Services

As part of our commitment to excellence, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System continues to raise the bar for cardiac care for the High Country in Boone, North Carolina. We are proud of the many innovations we have implemented to bring better care to our community.

The Cardiology Center
The Cardiology Center began when Appalachian Regional Healthcare System teamed up with cardiologists, Peter Ashline, MD; Paul Vignola, MD; Andrew Hordes, MD; and Joseph Helak, MD to create a medical practice for heart and blood vessel care. The Cardiology Service is a full-service cardiac practice offering a complete continuum of heart and vascular care. Learn more >

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. Learn more >

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. These services are provided at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System by Andrew Hordes, MD, PhD through The Cardiology Center. Learn more >

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

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. Learn more >

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System also offers:

  • Emergency care for heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions
  • Nuclear medicine at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and The Cardiology Center
  • Tilt table studies
  • Intensive care and intermediate care units
  • Cardiac stress testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Preventive care, including our State of the Art Wellness Center exercise and fitness and nutritional services
  • Care Alert medical response service
  • Other diagnostics