Cardiology is one of WestCare’s major service lines, and we are proudly staffed with highly-skilled clinicians who are experts in providing world-class heart care. Board-certified physicians along with specially-trained nurses and members of the care team, are prepared to treat the full range of heart issues, including heart attacks and heart disease. Our non-invasive cardiology services diagnose and monitor heart disease on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
EKG (electrocardiogram) / Stress testing / Holter monitoring / Event monitoring / Echocardiogram / Stress echocardiogram / Nuclear cardiac study
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WestCare Emergency Departments at both Harris Regional Hospital and Swain County Hospital, as well as WestCare EMS Services, are staffed and prepared to respond to emergency heart attack situations. If you believe that you or a loved one may be having a heart attack, please dial 911 immediately.
Harris Regional Hospital was recently recognized by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States, as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, specifically the measure of heart failure. To receive the designation an organization must demonstrate exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve certain conditions.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Services
Cardiac Rehabilitation Services at WestCare are designed to help participants learn to modify and control risk factors and maintain optimal health by achieving a personal level of physical, psychological, vocational, and social health through three phases of rehabilitation: inpatient, outpatient, and maintenance. Consult a member of your care team or your primary care physician if you are interested in these services.
Participants are instructed on behavior modifications such as:
Diet / Exercise / Stress management / Smoking cessation
Educational topics include:
Challenge of recovery / Pulse count and target heart rate / Angina and common arrhythmias / Medications / Heart-healthy diet / Risk factors / Stress management & relaxation / Home exercise
Benefits to the participant are:
Improved exercise tolerance / Improved cholesterol levels / Improved quality of life / Confidence to perform routine daily activities / Increased understanding of heart disease and its’ management / Improved self-esteem and control