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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 and vascular care in Hopewell, Virginia

We are your partners in cardiovascular care.

At TriCities Hospital, our team of interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and cardiac specialty nurses help you take charge of your cardiac health. If you experience a cardiac event like a heart attack, we provide fast, accurate care.

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Understanding your heart health is a valuable preventive care tool. Take our free assessment to determine your risk of heart disease and what you can do about it.

Cardiovascular conditions we treat

Our cardiologists and other cardiac specialists are proud to provide treatment for a range of conditions, including:

  • Angina (ischemic chest pain)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Heart arrhythmias
  • Heart muscle damage
  • Heart failure
  • Heart valve disease
  • Pericardial disease

Cardiac care we provide

Thanks to both our highly-trained specialists and available technology, we are able to provide you with range of cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment options.


Heart screening and imaging

Heart screenings and regular cardiovascular exams are an important part of both preventing and diagnosing heart conditions like heart arrhythmias and heart disease. We are able to offer a variety of cardiovascular screening and imaging services, including:

  • Computerized tomography (CT) scans
  • Echocardiograms (ECHOs)
  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs)
  • Holter monitoring
  • Stress tests, including nuclear and cardiac stress tests
  • Ultrasounds
  • X-rays

Nonsurgical treatment options

We prefer to take a noninvasive and conservative approach wherever possible. We are pleased to offer an innovative outpatient treatment called enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) therapy to treat symptoms caused by chronic angina, heart failure and coronary artery disease. Cardiologists use EECP therapy to inflate and deflate cuffs around the legs to help improve blood and oxygen flow to the heart.


Vascular and heart surgery

If an issue with your heart or your vascular system is found and diagnosed, our cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists are here to address it. Our cardiovascular team provides a multidisciplinary approach to heart and vascular surgery. We consider assessments and treatment options with your long-term health in mind, so you can get the personalized service you deserve.

Our heart and vascular surgeries include:

  • Aortic coarctation stenting
  • Cardiac bypass surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Paravalvular leak closure
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

Cardiac rehabilitation

A gentle but consistent recovery is critical to your continued health after a cardiovascular procedure or event. To support your recovery, you'll have access to the cardiac rehabilitation services and therapists in HCA Virginia Health System's network of hospitals. Our physicians, therapists and support specialists combine education with medically-supervised exercise for your cardiac rehab.

Benefits of our program include:

  • Becoming educated about your heart health
  • Controlling stress
  • Improving heart strength and stamina
  • Learning dietary tips and information for a healthier lifestyle
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Returning to work quicker

Partners with Levinson Heart Institute

If your heart condition requires more complex care, we offer real-time digital consultations with the Levinson Heart Institute at Chippenham Hospital, our sister facility. If needed, we can also immediately transfer patients to Chippenham Hospital's Level I Trauma Center, which is one of two centers in central Virginia.

Recognizing heart attack signs

Detecting a heart attack early is essential to getting timely treatment. If you experience these symptoms, call 911 immediately.

Heart attack symptoms

Chest pain is not always life-threatening, but it could mean a heart attack is occurring. Quick action is essential to saving lives.

Keep your eye out for these heart attack warning signs:

  • Chest heaviness
  • Chest or throat tightness
  • Fluttering in your chest
  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats)
  • Left arm or shoulder pain
  • Pain between your shoulder blades
  • Pain in your left jaw

If you believe that you or someone close to you is experiencing a heart attack, call 911 immediately.


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