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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 care in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Your heart works hard for you, and so do we.

If you have a heart issue or need screening, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center's heart care team is here. As the only Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention near Fredericksburg, we offer a fast response and personalized treatment plans.

Is your heart at risk?

Knowing heart health is the first step in creating a preventive care plan. Our cardiac specialists are experienced in treating a wide range of acute and chronic heart conditions.

Knowing heart health is the first step in creating a preventive care plan. Our cardiac specialists are experienced in treating a wide range of acute and chronic heart conditions.

Heart conditions we treat

Heart conditions can be complex, so we offer access to multispecialty cardiovascular teams. They are experienced in treating a wide range of heart conditions in adults and children, including:

  • Acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart attacks
  • Hypertension
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Other valve diseases

Our heart treatments and services

Our dedicated cardiovascular team creates personalized treatment plans to provide you with the best care.

Our cardiac care program

When you trust your cardiovascular care to us, you'll benefit from:

  • An individualized care plan created by our multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, respiratory therapists, rehabilitation therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians and social workers
  • Complete cardiovascular services, including heart screening and imaging, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care — all in one location
  • 24/7 cardiac catheterization lab staffed by skilled specialists and equipped with the latest technology
  • A facility that is an Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) — meaning we provide a fast, skilled response if you are experiencing a potential heart attack
  • Heart attack treatment times below national averages, getting you the care you need quickly

When to go to the emergency room (ER) for chest pain

Don't take chances when it comes to heart attacks. If you have chest pain or discomfort (or other symptoms of a heart attack), you should call 911 or go to our emergency department and be evaluated with X-rays and an electrocardiogram (EKG).

Heart attack signs and symptoms

Some heart attacks can come on suddenly with obvious, intense symptoms, but others may begin with just mild pain and discomfort. Call 911 if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Breaking into a cold sweat
  • Nausea or atypical abdominal pain
  • Pain that travels down one or both arms
  • Pressure, pain or fullness in your chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unexplained anxiety
  • Unusual weakness or fatigue

When to go to the ER for chest pain

Learn why it's best to seek emergency care for chest pain.

Doc Minute: When Should I go to the ER for Check Pain?

The Healthy Living Blog

Read our blogs to learn about preventive care and ways you can lead a healthier lifestyle.

American Heart Month: How to take care of your heart 

February 06, 2023
Tayla Holman
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but it is preventable with lifestyle changes, a healthy diet and physical activity.

American Heart Month: How to take care of your heart 

February 06, 2023
Tayla Holman
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but it is preventable with lifestyle changes, a healthy diet and physical activity.

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG): The surgical process for combating Atherosclerosis 

September 21, 2022
Learn how Atherosclerosis, a common disease of the arteries, is combated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).

Electrophysiology (EPS) exam: What is it and why do you need it? 

September 12, 2022
Learn about why an electrophysiology (EPS) study may be needed for your heart and what to expect.