Where Hearts Beat Strong

UNC REX Heart & Vascular

Where hearts beat strong.

World Class Care in the Heart of Raleigh

Every aspect of the state-of-the art, eight-story North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital was designed with the care and comfort of our patients and their families in mind.  From the ground up, the hospital incorporates best practices in both treatment and prevention of heart and vascular disease.

The new hospital brings UNC REX’s heart and vascular services together into one location with advanced technology and the latest treatments offered by leading heart and vascular physicians for world class care. The 306,000 square foot facility includes eight Cath labs, two electrophysiology procedure rooms, two hybrid procedure rooms, and a Cardiac Rehab facility. 

We offer valet parking at our front entrance and a covered walkway from the parking deck. The overall hospital design incorporates large expansive windows and glass allowing in natural light to promote healing and wellness.  Additional amenities include a family courtyard, gift shop, café, conference center, a sacred space, resource library and outpatient pharmacy.  Opens in March 2017.

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The NC Heart & Vascular Hospital Story

We interviewed physicians, administrators, and the community about what the NC Heart & Vascular hospital means to them. Learn about the history of the project, and what it takes to bring the latest in heart and vascular treatment to Wake County.

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Dr. Ravish Sachar gives a behind the scenes tour of the state-of-the art procedure rooms, community and clinician education space and patient rooms in the new North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital.

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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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Dr. George Adams of North Carolina Heart & Vascular takes us through the cutting edge research happening at UNC REX Health Care. Find out how our cardiovascular clinical trials can help you find the most advanced treatments.

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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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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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