With convenient locations across the region, FryeCare Cardiology offers patient care through treatments and helpful resources for an array of heart and vascular conditions.
Our board-certified physicians and professional staff believe in helping patients better understand their current heart health and provide the treatment for heart disease.
In addition to providing a range of services and resources including testing, monitoring, and therapies, we offer guidance to help patients learn how to prevent disease through healthy lifestyle choices.
FryeCare Cardiology in Hickory is also home to the Valve Clinic. The team at the Valve Clinic assists patients that suffer from severe aortic stenosis.
Interventional cardiology procedures are performed at Frye Regional Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint hospital. The Frye Regional Heart Center is the first Duke Health heart affiliate in western North Carolina. Backed by the resources of the Duke Heart Center, Frye Regional gains access to Duke training and staff education as well as evidence-based guidelines and best practices to enhance the quality of cardiovascular care across the Catawba Valley region.
Non-Invasive Cardiac Diagnostic Testing
In order to develop a more accurate treatment plan, we often use diagnostic procedures to determine the cardiac condition of our patients. Our in-office cardiac diagnostic center provides the full range of diagnostic tests, which can be conveniently and rapidly done in our office. These diagnostic tests may include:
- Cardiac CT (hospital only)
- Cardiac MRI (hospital only)
- Holter monitoring/event monitoring
- Nuclear cardiology
- Peripheral vascular testing
- Stress echo
- Treadmill stress testing
Upon completion of the necessary diagnostic testing, our physicians will then work with the referring physician to determine the best possible course of treatment. Often, we can help our patients develop a diet and exercise routine that will prevent potential cardiac problems in the future.
Services we provide include:
- Aortic valve replacement, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- Atrial fibrillation ablations
- Cardiac catheterization
- Enhanced external counter pulsation
- Ethanol ablation
- Loop recorder placement
- Medical therapy
- Pacemaker and defibrillator implantation and monitoring
- Radio frequency arrhythmia ablation
- Stent placement
- WATCHMAN left atrial appendage closure device