Heart Care

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in America. At Carilion Clinic we are committed not only to providing the newest, most innovative and effective treatments for cardiovascular disease but also to preventing it.

When it comes to cardiovascular care, experience means everything. We rank among the top three hospitals in Virginia in number of heart disease patients treated. We are western Virginia’s leading provider in all aspects of heart and vascular care. With state-of-the-art technology, extraordinary training, vast experience and a commitment to excellence, our team of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and vascular surgeons is known for providing cardiac care of the highest quality.

Carilion’s cardiology team includes many doctors who’ve achieved recognition, nationally and locally. They are known for their compassionate patient care as well as for the advancement and excellence in the practice of cardiac services. Our cardiologists and surgeons are focused on providing our patients with the knowledge and care that will help them to live long, healthy lives.

Read more about heart disease programs at Carilion.

For more than 30 years, Carilion has been a leader in open heart surgery. Our multidisciplinary teams of specialists and surgeons treat a wide range of conditions and offer the most advanced techniques available to patients. We’ve invested in the newest, most sophisticated technology, including our hybrid operating room so patients get the life-saving treatment they need. Along with our hybrid OR, our status as one of Virginia’s top hospitals in heart procedure volume enables us to bring the latest and most innovative therapies, such as transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), to our community.

Our physicians and employees are here to care for your cardiovascular needs with exceptional skill and warmth. We strive to provide care that is thorough, professional and compassionate. You can trust Carilion with your heart.

Know the Five Signs of Heart Attack

If you have any of the signs of a heart attack, acting fast can improve your chances for recovery and survival.

Call 911 immediately if you or a loved one experiences any of these common signs of a heart attack:

  1. PRESSURE or squeezing in the center of the chest.
  2. SHOOTING PAIN that spreads to shoulders, arms, neck or jaw.
  3. NAUSEA, dizziness, fainting or sudden abnormal sweating.
  4. SHORTNESS of BREATH
  5. HEARTBURN or INDIGESTION-like pain

Women may also experience abdominal pain and weakness. To learn more, visit: www.knowthefive.com. Stay alive.