Fuquay-Varina native Sammy Smith has known since a young age that when it comes to heart health, the odds were not in his favor. His father, Leon Samuel Smith, suffered a major heart attack at age 25 and from then on, had numerous other heart problems, including the need for a valve replacement. Years later, […]
WakeMed has long been a leader in cardiovascular care. Below, Dr. Helton recalls some of this rich history. 50+ Years of Heart Surgery WakeMed began its esteemed tradition of providing high-quality and highly advanced heart care during WakeMed’s first decade. The first open-heart surgery was performed at WakeMed (then known as Wake Memorial) on March 2, […]
You hope it never happens to you, your family or your friends, but it is good to know if you have a heart attack that the emergency responders and hospitals are on the ball. Part One of this suspenseful video takes you behind the scenes of a Code STEMI in Wake County from the scene […]
Valentine’s Day is a good time to remind those you care about how much they really mean to you. At the WakeMed Heart Center, we would like to take this opportunity to do the same. To the patients and families we have cared for over the past 50+ years, please accept our heartfelt appreciation. The […]
WRAL interviewed Dr. Marc Silver with WakeMed Faculty Physicians – Raleigh Cardiology about the new Revo pacemaker that is MRI compatible. This is the first pacemaker that is MRI compatible. Missed it last night, check it out below.
Caroline Youngblood is manager in public relations and editor of Heart to Heart, WakeMed Heart Center’s magazine. WakeMed Heart to Heart is starting a new feature — Mealtime Makeovers. Here is what we have in mind and how you can help make it great! Family gatherings wouldn’t be the same without Great Grandma’s cheesy potato […]