Patients suffering from cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) problems are usually sent for tests and treatments at the hospital, despite studies showing that they are more satisfied and comfortable when the procedures occur outside the hospital setting. That's why esteemed endovascular and heart specialist Dr. Ramaraj opened Champion Heart andVascular Center. Convenient and more cost-effective than going to the hospital, these are local, office-based, top-notch endovascular suite, vein center, echocardiography, heart and vascular labs that offer world-class treatment right in your neighborhood. They are the only such facilities in Dunn and Henderson, North Carolina.
Dr. Ramaraj and his Physician assistant Tracy Bowman had training and/or affliation with the following prestigious institutions- Yale University, Harvard Medical School, UCLA, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University and Duke University
By a Champion for Heart & Vascular
Opening this innovative facility is just one way Dr. Ramaraj has always been dedicated to quality patient care. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography ("FASE"), which recognizes exceptional practitioners with an extraordinary commitment to the field of cardiovascular ultrasound. This designation is considered the highest credential for echocardiology. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology ("FASNC")
He is a proud registered member of the Outpatient Endovascular and Interventional Society ("OEIS"). This means that every one of Dr. Ramaraj's patients and procedures is reported nationally, and the outcomes, peer-reviewed. Basically, Dr. Ramaraj's patients are getting the best care and treatment — better than what is offered at a hospital. All tests are administered according to the highest standards and patients receive a thoroughly authenticated report, which is reviewed by a board member certified in that area of expertise.
Top Notch Training
Dr. Ramaraj has trained at prestigious institutions — completing his cardiology fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center( UCLA) in Los Angeles, his interventional cardiology fellowship at Yale, and vascular interpretation training at Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School — and with renowned Internal cardiovascular experts in the best institutions. Dr. Ramaraj is also accredited for nuclear cardiology from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission ("IAC"), known for its higher standards of accreditation.
Dr. Ramaraj's special interests include peripheral arterial disease, chronic limb ischemia, varicose veins, and deep venous thrombosis management. He has received accolades in cardiac and vascular imaging by notable American Societies.
Further his associates Tracy Bowman,PA has an extensive interventional vascular training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and other training at Yale University
Champion Heart and Vascular Center's clinical team offers a wide range of same day, minimally invasive, dedicated outpatient services in a specialized endovascular suite with echocardiography, vein and a vascular lab.
Most commonly referred to as an "ECHO", this is a simple, safe, and painless ultrasound test that produces moving pictures using sound waves.
At Champion Heart and Vascular Center, we treat almost every cardiovascular condition. Our primary areas of focus include:
Heart disease is any number of conditions (or even a combination) that affect the functioning or structure of the heart, and may result in a heart attack or stroke. Examples/types of heart disease include:
Arterial Disease Also known as "atherosclerosis", this is when there is a problem with the blood vessels that take oxygenated blood from your heart to the rest of your body. The problem could be narrowing, hardening, or even a blockage. Most heart attacks and angina (chest pain) are caused by coronary arterydisease.
Arrhythmias These are disorders that affect heart rhythm, making the heart beat too quickly, too slowly, or in a disorganized way — disrupting proper blood flow.
Structural Heart Disease These are abnormalities or defects in the structure of the heart — muscles, walls, valves, or blood vessels — that can be congenital (from birth) or caused by infection or aging.
This is any chronic condition related to diseased or abnormal veins (mostly blood vessels bringing blood back to the heart for oxygen), which can cause a number of problems, including:
Varicose or Spider Veins These are veins that don't control blood flow properly because they have thickened, dilated, lengthened, or twisted. They can look like threads or web-like, or even look like clusters under the skin.
Leg Pain or Swelling You could be experiencing pain, heaviness, swelling, numbness, or itching in the legs, or your legs may feel easily "tired".
At Champion Heart & Vascular Center, we also treat:
Uterine Fibroids These are benign or non-cancerous tumors in the smooth muscles in the uterus that may cause heavy or painful periods, frequent urination, pain/cramps, and can even make it more difficult to get pregnant.
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome This is when women develop varicose veins in the lower abdomen, which can cause a dull, chronic pain.
Varicocele These are varicose veins around one or more of a man's testicles.
Don't see your condition or disorder? Check out the full list of conditions we treat here.