State of the Heart: The East Carolina Heart Institute

The East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU

Greenville, North Carolina, for all its charm, is not exactly a hot spot for world travelers. In fact, we are such a well-kept secret that few folks realize all we have to offer and drop by. So what should one make of the dozens of world-class surgeons who visit every year from all corners of the globe?

What is it they know?

They know what the rest of the world is soon going to realize: the extent to which East Carolina University, through its involvement with the new East Carolina Heart Institute, has positioned itself as a worldwide leader in the fight against the most prolific killer in the United States and Europe—cardiovascular disease.

The East Carolina Heart Institute is dedicated exclusively to cardiovascular care. It is the latest in a long line of partnerships between ECU and Pitt County Memorial Hospital that have benefited the people of eastern North Carolina and the larger medical community ... read more -->