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Heart Center

Coastal Heart Cares

A support group for patients living with heart disease

Coastal Heart Cares was formed at the request of a cardiac surgery patient and staff members who believe that patients can teach each other many things about life with heart disease. 


Meetings will include an education session followed by questions and answers.  Then the participants are free to break into groups or visit informally among themselves.  The group is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with heart disease.  We also invite participants to bring their spouse or significant other since heart disease impacts the family as well as the patient.

Coastal Heart Cares exists to serve its participants.  The speakers are chosen based on general needs of the patients.  Registration is not required.  Snacks will be provided and all people with heart disease are welcome to join us.


More information

For information on this support group or NHMRC Heart Center services, please call 910-343-7773 or 1-800-432-7899.

2014 Sessions

All sessions are at 7 p.m. in the SEAHEC Auditorium at NHRMC's main campus.

Date Topic Speaker
Feb. 18 Hands Only CPR David Glendenning, EMS
April 15 New Valve - TAVR Alana Speaker, Valve Program Coordinator
June 17 Metabolic Syndrome Dr. Linda Calhoun, Cardiologist
Sept. 16 AFib - Ablations Dr. James Forrester, Cardiologist
Nov. 18  Seasonal Stress Cindy Ellis, MSW









NHRMC Heart Center

New Hanover Regional Medical Center map
2131 S. 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
The region's only comprehensive Heart Center
Emergency treatment for heart attack patients twice as fast as national average
Emergency Chest Pain Center
Advanced procedures, from minimally invasive to beating heart bypass surgery
More than 30 board-certified cardiologists
12,000 prodedures a year
80 inpatient cardiac specialty beds
30 cardiac critical care beds
2131 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401  |  910.343.7000