Where Hearts Beat Strong

UNC REX Heart & Vascular

Where hearts beat strong.

Top specialists offering solutions others do not

If it's a heart or vascular problem, the talent, research and technology at UNC REX adds up to a team among the best in heart care. Our specialists not only offer the latest treatments and minimally invasive techniques, they help develop them and train other physicians around the world how to use them. UNC REX is where patients who thought they were out of options find new hope.

Our team at UNC REX in Raleigh works together across specialties and in collaboration with UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill to provide a wide range of options for coordinated heart and vascular care. Cardiologists, heart surgeons, and vascular surgeons and vascular medicine specialists work as a team with your other physicians to make sure each patient has the best care in the most convenient location.

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Innovative Solutions

The heart and vascular team at UNC REX and UNC Medical Center is pioneering the latest research, technology and treatments to offer patients solutions they may not be widely available.

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Our Patients

UNC REX is where patients who thought they were out of options find new hope. It's getting our patients back to what they love most that drives us to find unique solutions for heart and vascular disease.

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Collaboration with UNC Medical Center

As part of UNC Health Care, UNC REX offers patients access to the collective talent, research and technology available not only in Raleigh but also in Chapel Hill at UNC Medical Center.

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Doctors operating on a heart patient

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610,000 people die annually from heart disease

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Every 34 seconds someone has a heart attack

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More than 8 million people suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease

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43 percent of Americans have high cholesterol, a risk factor for heart disease

Where Hearts Beat Strong

The heart and vascular team is pioneering the latest research, technology and treatments to offer patients solutions that may not be widely available.

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Heart Hospital

Heart Hopsital Rendering

UNC REX is building a world-class heart and vascular hospital on its Raleigh campus that will provide treatment, rehabilitation, education, and prevention in one centrally located facility. The facility is an eight story, 114-bed tower that will be the hub of a premier heart and vascular program in the Southeast. Open in early 2017.

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We offer heart and vascular services at many convenient locations throughout the Triangle.

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Our Patient Donald

The change was phenomenal...almost a miracle.

Donald - Patient

Our Patient Helen

The treatment I get...has helped immensely. The pain is gone.

Helen - Patient

Test Your Heart Knowledge

How many times per minute does an average person’s heart beat?

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A normal resting heart rate for adult’s ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute.

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How much blood does the heart pump in a day?

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The heart can pump as much as 2,000 gallons of blood per day.

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What animal has the biggest heart?

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The blue whale has the biggest heart. A blue whale’s heart can weigh over 1,500 pounds.

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Is the heart actually on the left side of the human body?

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No, the heart is actually in the middle of the chest between the right and left lung.

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Is laughing good for the heart?

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Laughing allows the lining of blood vessel walls to relax and expand allowing more blood to flow through the body.

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Why does the heart make noise?

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The noise or “thump-thump” of a heartbeat is the sound that is produced by the four valves of the heart closing.

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At what rate of speed does the heart pump blood through the aorta?

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The heart pumps blood through the aorta at 1 mile per hour.

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How big is the human heart?

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The heart is about the size of two hands clasped together.

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