Harris Regional Hospital Expands Cardiac Services

July 13, 2017

SYLVAHarris Regional Hospital is expanding its cardiac services, offering diagnostic cardiac catheterization in Sylva beginning in mid-July. Hamid Nawaz, MD, a cardiologist with Harris Cardiology, will perform the procedure in the hospital’s mobile lab provided through a partnership with Duke LifePoint Cardiac Partners, LLP.                                                           

The diagnostic test will quickly determine if an individual has a blockage in any of the arteries leading to the heart. Having diagnostic cardiac catheterization available to serve the western counties will help promote faster care and better clinical outcomes.

The catheterization lab at Harris Regional Hospital is the latest in a series of expansions for the hospital’s cardiology service line including the addition of Dr. Hamid Nawaz, Dr. Francis Nullet, MD, and Dr. Frederick Dressler, MD, two additional cardiologists working with Harris Cardiology.  Last year the hospital expanded diagnostic, treatment, and monitoring
services, as well as echocardiography seven days a week.

“Harris Regional Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality cardiology services to western North Carolina,” said Steve Heatherly, CEO of Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital. “The services we provide in Sylva, the western hub for healthcare, will help people living in the region to get the cardiology care they need without traveling hundreds of miles round trip. Our recent expansions in physicians and services support keeping care close to home.”

Harris Regional Hospital is an accredited chest pain center through the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, the accrediting arm of the American College of Cardiology. Accreditation as a chest pain center signifies the hospital has met nationally-designated standards to provide resources for early heart attack care.

For more information or to make an appointment, dial 844.414.DOCS (3627)