Pardee UNC Health Care’s Cardiovascular Team Performs 100th Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Hendersonville, N.C. – Pardee UNC Health Care announced today that interventional cardiologist Eduardo Balcells, M.D., and the Pardee cardiac catheterization lab team has performed their 100th percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). A PCI, also called a coronary angioplasty, is a nonsurgical procedure to open up a coronary artery narrowed by plaque buildup where stents are placed to restore blood flow to a portion of the heart that was compromised.

Pardee achieved this milestone just two years after starting the program. Meeting this volume metric places Pardee in line with American College of Cardiology (ACC) guidelines for program development and volume recommendations.

“Achieving a milestone of 100 successful coronary interventions is indeed a testament to the leadership, clinical expertise, commitment and teamwork required to bring this level of cardiovascular care to Pardee,” said Dr. Balcells. “More importantly, it speaks to the continued trust that our community of patients has given us as we continue to bring more advanced cardiovascular services to our area. I look forward to the next successful milestones in the years to come as we continue to strive to deliver high-quality, patient-focused cardiovascular care at Pardee. We maintain our commitment to provide the highest standard of cardiovascular care, as we believe that every person in this community deserves lifesaving services close to home.”

Pardee UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. Pardee has several locations separate from the main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network, a cancer center, three urgent care locations and five orthopedic clinics. For more information or to find a physician, visit

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