East Carolina Heart Institute Adult Congenital Heart Program

Data valid for 2011

General Information
Address: 115 Heart Drive, Greenville, NC 27834
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (252) 744-5601
Appointment Requests: (252) 744-5601
Year Formalized: 1995
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Vidant Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Charlie Sang, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 12
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 250
Half-day Sessions (per week): 1
Out-patients seen at:East Carolina Heart Institute at East Carolina University
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?Yes
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: Adult Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult Hospital
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes (Formal transition at age: 18)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:0
Number of Cardiac Care Associates:
Cardiac Care Associates: Wanda Graham, MD
Other Program Staff: Lori Jo Sutton
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 100
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 20
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 8
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
ECHI ACHD program provides outpatient/inpatient medical, prenatal, interventional, electrophysiologic, and cardiac surgical care for the adult patient with congenital heart disease.
Clinical Services Offered
Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
Interventional Catheterization: Yes
Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
Cardiac MRI: Yes
Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: Yes
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: Yes
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: Yes
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
When lung transplant is considered in our ACHD patients with PAH, they are: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2012