About Us

The East Carolina Heart Institute is the first in North Carolina devoted exclusively to education, research, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. The institute is associated with Vidant Medical Center and East Carolina University. The primary facilities that make up the Heart Institute are located on the campuses of Vidant Medical Center and ECU's Brody School of Medicine. Private practice physicians in Greenville and throughout the region are an integral part of the Heart Institute.

Together, our skilled physicians and professional staff provide an array of high-quality cardiovascular services to adults and children. We use the most advanced equipment and techniques to manage both familiar and rare cardiovascular problems. Services range from prevention and management of risk factors to complex and innovative surgeries followed by rehabilitation and patient education.

We offer a patient-centered approach to treatment through integrated patient-care centers that focus teams of surgeons, cardiologists, and diagnosticians on the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Our integration of basic science and clinical research, along with the clinical practice of medicine and surgery, ensures that patients receive the latest, most promising treatment options based on a thorough review of their individual needs.

Mission

To improve North Carolina's health status through cardiovascular health service delivery, research, and education.

Vision

To be an internationally recognized cardiovascular institute known for leading-edge technology, high quality care, research, and education.