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Cardiology

Cardiology is the medical treatment of the heart and parts of the circulatory system as they relate to the heart. Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the cardiovascular system.

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Heart hospital in Central Virginia

When you need cardiac care, our heart specialists provide high-quality, effective heart and vascular services.

Recognized as the first heart hospital in Virginia, our Levinson Heart Institute at Chippenham Hospital offers treatments for a wide range of heart conditions. Our dedicated cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons in Richmond are here to help you maintain or regain your heart health.

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Related specialties

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Heart and vascular conditions we treat

Our board-certified cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons provide comprehensive care for heart conditions, including:

  • Aneurysms
  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib)
  • Chest pain
  • Other heart arrhythmias
  • Heart attacks
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Cardiovascular-respiratory issues
  • Valve diseases
  • Ventricular arrhythmias

Our heart and vascular services

With expertise and compassion, our providers use advanced techniques to provide effective care.

Cardiovascular programs and clinics

We provide acute cardiac care in our specialized heart centers, electrophysiology laboratories and programs, including our:

  • Aortic care center
  • Cardiac alert program
  • Comprehensive valve clinic
  • Lung nodule clinic
  • Rhythm and valve centers

Heart attack treatments

Our Accredited Chest Pain Center is proud to offer the subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator (S-ICD). This is a newer alternative to a traditional ICD device for ventricular fibrilation, which can result in heart attack. The S-ICD helps prevent heart attack and monitors your heart rhythm, bringing it back to normal when a fast or abnormal heart beat is detected.

We provide outstanding care for heart attacks, which is why we have received The Joint Commission Gold Seal Certificate of Distinction for Myocardial Infarction. This means our program meets clinical performance standards for targeted metrics as well as other compliance standards.


Heart failure treatments

If you are experiencing heart failure symptoms, cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) is a device therapy option when medications aren't enough. CCM therapy, using a small, implantable device, sends precisely timed electrical impulses to the heart. These impulses improve the heart's contractions, enabling more oxygen-rich blood to travel throughout the body. The procedure takes about one hour and most patients can go home the same day.

Advanced heart failure

Advanced heart failure occurs when conventional therapies, treatments and symptom management are no longer working.

When this happens, Levinson Heart Failure Clinic is here. We can offer you treatment options that include everything from surgery and implantations to palliative and comfort care.

Our diagnostic and treatment procedures for advanced heart failure include:

  • Cardiac tissue characterization
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Coronary stenting
  • Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation
  • Pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation

LVAD implants

An LVAD is a pump that is surgically implanted into the heart (specifically the left ventricle). It is used to treat advanced/end-stage heart failure.

The LVAD is a battery-operated, mechanical pump. It assists the left ventricle – the main pumping chamber of the heart – by helping it pump blood to the rest of the body. An LVAD may be used as an option if you are waiting for a heart transplant or as the long-term treatment option if you are not a candidate for a transplant. It can help give you more time and a better quality of life.


Heart imaging services

We provide a variety of heart screening and imaging services to diagnose and determine the best treatment option for your individual condition. Along with chest X-rays and blood tests, we may also perform:

  • Cardiac catheterization (cath)
  • Cardiac computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Echocardiogram (echo)
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Holter monitoring

Heart procedures and surgeries

From advanced tools for diagnosing conditions to the latest surgical innovations in our hybrid operating room, our cardiac hospital is at the forefront of heart care. Our cardiothoracic procedures and technologies include convergent maze implants and robotic surgeries.

We have an advanced cardiac cath lab open 24/7. We treat various cardiac conditions, such as heart disease or irregularities.

To ensure your treatment is comprehensive, the cath lab is equipped with advanced minimally invasive surgical technology. This reduces the recovery time and scarring associated with traditional surgical procedures.

To learn more about our cardiac cath lab, please call (804) 483-2350.


Rehabilitation services

We are committed to providing you with the cardiac care you deserve to aid in a fast recovery after a heart attack or surgery. Our dedicated team of nurses, exercise physiologists and dietitians will help you and your family adjust to changes in your life after a cardiac event. We provide you the cardiac rehabilitation services and resources you need to get back to your active lifestyle.

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