Heart Care

Advanced Cardiovascular Services 

Frye Regional Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint hospital, offers the region's only comprehensive heart center. The center provides open heart surgery, 24/7 interventional cardiology, and an experienced network of physician specialists and cardiovascular providers. Performing more than 6,750 heart procedures per year, the Frye Regional Heart Center brings a high level of expertise and offers the latest advancements in cardiac care including minimally invasive aortic valve replacement and the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold, the first-of-its-kind fully dissolving heart stent to patients with coronary artery disease.

The Frye Heart Center is now the only Duke Health heart affiliate in western North Carolina. The Duke heart network is comprised of just six hospitals on the entire East coast.

Backed by the resources of the Duke Heart Center, ranked fifth in the nation for adult cardiology and heart surgery (US News & World Report, 2016), Frye Regional gains access to the most current Duke training and staff education, evidence-based guidelines and practices when it comes to heart and heart-related issues.

Quality You Can Trust For You and Your Family

The American Heart Association (AHA) has recognized Frye with its Gold Plus Mission Lifeline: STEMI Receiving Facility for the third year in a row (2014-2016), which designates the facility's quality standards for caring for individuals having a heart attack. The AHA also recognized Frye with a Gold Plus Award for its treatment of Heart Failure patients for three consecutive years.

As an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and a Primary Stroke Center, Frye Regional works closely with EMS providers, physicians, nurses and other clinicians to diagnose and treat advanced heart conditions right here - close to home.

Recognized for Success

The Frye Regional Heart Center is recognized for the quality of its program with numerous awards and recognitions, including: 

Quality Awards 

  • Duke Heart Affiliation 2016
  • American Heart Association Mission Lifeline Gold Plus, STEMI Receiving Facility (2014 -- 2016)
  • American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines, Gold Plus, Heart Failure (2014-2016)
  • American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines, Gold, Stroke (2016)


  • The Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification
  • Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation
  • 2014, 2015, 2016 Leapfrog Participant Grade A 

For more information about the Frye Heart Center, please call 828.315.3278.