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Cardiac Care

Cardiac Care

To become a leading cardiovascular hospital, it takes an experienced team dedicated to excellence. Fawcett Memorial Hospital’s designation as the region’s first Accredited Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) means our cardiac response team operates with peak precision and speed. Now, thanks to our open-heart program, patients can count on us for more services and top-quality care.

When you need the best in heart care, you can trust Fawcett Memorial Hospital to make a life-saving difference.

Our Team

Our Cardiovascular team at Fawcett Memorial Hospital is comprised of the area’s most respected physicians and staff who specialize in all types of cardiovascular procedures. A professional team of Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialists, Cardiovascular Technicians, Registered Nurses, and Echocardiograph Technologists who are dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease join the physicians.

Accreditations & Awards

  • Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation
  • Joint Commission Certification
  • Joint Commission Stroke Certification
  • Charlotte Sun's "Best Hospital & ER" since 2005

Facility

The Cath Lab and Echo/ECG lab is located on the first floor in the most west section of the hospital near the Emergency Department. We provide state of the art comprehensive cardiac services for our inpatients and outpatients to the community. We provide quality care one patient at a time.

Equipment

The Cath Lab consists of a Philips Allure Digital cardiac Flat Detector 10 (FD10) and Philips Allure Digital peripheral Flat Detector 20 (FD20) for imaging. The cath lab utilizes General Electric (GE) latest technology for hemodynamic data collection called Cardio Lab. In the Echo lab we have the latest technology using the GE Vivid I Echo Machine. All of the Cath Lab and Echo retrieving and storage is through the latest technology of Cardiovascular Picture Archiving and Communications Storage (CV PACS). The ECG lab uses the latest “wireless” technology and can receive an order anywhere in the house. The ECG’s are archived to a system called MUSE which can instantly retrieve previous ECG’s.

Procedures

  • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Peripheral Diagnostic and Intervention
  • Electrophysiology
  • IABP
  • Temporary Pacemaker Insertion
  • Permanent Pacemaker Insertion
  • Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator Insertion
  • Bi-Ventricular Insertion
  • Generator Change
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Cardioversion
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • ECG/Signal averaging
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Stress Testing
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Open-heart Surgery

Cardiovascular Services Department Director

Michael Cauger
Tel: (941) 255-2459
Michael.Cauger@hcahealthcare.com

Patient Testimonial

“I wish I could remember all the names of the wonderful people at Fawcett who cared for me while I was there and give them my sincere thanks and appreciation for their wonderful care. I’m so happy that I chose Fawcett Memorial Hospital.”