Cardiovascular Services

Cardiovascular Services

Iredell Health System offers our community a wide range of heart and vascular care. Our team of cardiologists, vascular surgeons, and expert nursing staff offers complete comprehensive care.

Please note: Our Heart Station has been temporarily relocated to another location in the hospital to accommodate renovations. The phone number remains 704-878-4540.

About Our Chest Pain Certification

Since 2011, Iredell Health System has been a Certified Chest Pain Center. Our chest pain certification shows our commitment to offering the very best care to patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). According to the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, "participating facilities are left with more efficient, effective organizations in addition to improved patient outcomes."

Heart Care at Iredell

At Iredell, we treat the whole person because heart disease affects your whole life.

Proactive in the fight against cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular disease is America's number one killer. But in many cases, it can be diagnosed and treated before symptoms occur. Iredell is proactive in the fight against cardiovascular disease by offering health screenings and programs throughout the year.

Our mission is to return patients to a full and productive life
When heart disease strikes, our mission is to restore heart function and return our patients to a full and productive life. When a cardiac crisis arises, we have cardiac interventionalists, who act quickly to treat patients with stents and balloons during the onset of a heart attack. Iredell Health System was the first in the county to provide this life-saving technology.

Effective treatment options
We use the most sophisticated technology available that detects early signs of heart disease, thus preventing heart attacks and strokes. Our cardiac imaging technology is so sophisticated that physicians can actually watch your heart function and detect the plaque that may be clogging arteries before symptoms occur. This allows us to diagnose cardiovascular disease quickly so that we can provide effective treatment options.

Wonder what medications are commonly prescribed for heart patients? Read our PDF.

Stroke - Iredell Memorial Hospital is a Primary Stroke Center

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Quick diagnosis and treatment are critical to surviving a stroke.

Iredell Memorial Hospital is a Primary Stroke Center as certified by The Joint Commission for our long-term success in improving outcomes.

Our designation as a Primary Stroke Center means we have:

  • A trained team that can quickly diagnose and treat stroke patients
  • Established protocols in evaluating stroke patients
  • Technologies to diagnose and treat stroke patients
  • Ongoing education to stay abreast of innovations in stroke treatment
  • A proven record for long-term success in improving outcomes

Vascular Care

Iredell Health System's vascular program includes vascular surgery, interventional vascular procedures and a comprehensive wound care center. Our physicians work together creating a comprehensive program where patients benefit from everyone's expertise.

Vascular physicians are fellowship trained to diagnose and treat all conditions of the arteries and veins outside the heart and brain. They also manage conditions of the lymphatic system.

Dr. William Newton III, MD of Wake Forest Baptist Health practices in Statesville and performs procedures at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Some of the conditions he treats are peripheral artery disease, venous disease, aneurysms and lymphatic disease.

Dr. Charles DeBerardinis treats patients with the latest technology for spider vein removal right in his offices in Statesville and Mooresville, NC and can even get rid of spider veins in one treatment. Whether the spider veins are on your face or legs, you don't have to live with them any longer.

Varicose veins affect more than 25 million Americans. These bulging, twisting veins can make you self-conscious about baring your legs. And sometimes, they limit more than your fashion choices. Without lifestyle changes or treatment, varicose veins may lead to more serious health conditions.

Signs and symptoms of varicose veins include:

  • Aching pain that may get worse after sitting or standing for a long time
  • Throbbing or cramping
  • Heaviness
  • Swelling
  • Rash that's itchy or irritated
  • Darkening of the skin (in severe cases)
  • Restless legs

Many factors increase a person's chances of developing varicose or spider veins. They include:

  • Increasing age. As you get older, the valves in your veins may weaken and not work as well.
  • Medical history. Being born with weak vein valves increases your risk. Having family members with vein problems also increases your risk. About half of all people who have varicose veins have a family member who has them too.
  • Hormonal changes. These occur during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Taking birth control pills and other medicines containing estrogen and progesterone also may contribute to the forming of varicose or spider veins.
  • Pregnancy. During pregnancy, there is a huge increase in the amount of blood in the body. This can cause veins to enlarge. The growing uterus also puts pressure on the veins. Varicose veins usually improve within 3 months after delivery. More varicose veins and spider veins usually appear with each additional pregnancy.
  • Obesity. Being overweight or obese can put extra pressure on your veins. This can lead to varicose veins.
  • Lack of movement. Sitting or standing for a long time may force your veins to work harder to pump blood to your heart. This may be a bigger problem if you sit with your legs bent or crossed.
  • Sun exposure. This can cause spider veins on the cheeks or nose of a fair-skinned person.

Make an appointment with Dr. Charles DeBerardinis, interventional cardiologist with Iredell Health System, and take control of your vein health.

Iredell Cardiovascular*
544 Brawley School Road, Mooresville

738-A Bryant Street, Statesville, NC
*In affiliation with Statesville Cardiovascular Clinic.