Heart & Vascular

Coronary Artery Disease

Prevention is the best medicine. You've heard the saying before, but when it comes to coronary artery disease (or heart disease or cardiovascular disease, which are all names for the same set of problems), it's especially true. Improving your health habits reduces your risk of developing heart trouble, no matter your age.

When it comes to treating heart disease, practice makes perfect. Whether you have high cholesterol, hypertension or other issues that put you at high risk for heart disease, are experiencing symptoms such as angina or an irregular heartbeat, or have advanced heart disease, Carilion Clinic's expert cardiologists offer the highest level of care, including screening, diagnosis, medical management and surgical treatment for the full spectrum of cardiovascular disease.

At Carilion, we treat more heart patients than any other hospital in western Virginia. Our cardiologists excel in heart disease preventive care and medical management. Our interventional cardiologists perform the highest volume of heart catheterizations in our region. Our cardiovascular surgeons collectively perform thousands of procedures each year. Our extensive experience enables our physicians and medical staff to provide care of the best possible quality.

We've invested in the newest, most sophisticated technology, including our hybrid operating room so patients get the life-saving treatment they need immediately.

Some of the treatments for coronary artery disease at Carilion include:

  • Catheterization (Angiography)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Coronary Stenting and Angioplasty
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Stent Implants
  • Thoracic Aortic Surgery

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Timothy Ball, M.D., an interventional cardiologist with Carilion Clinic, explains treatment options available to patients with blocked or narrowed arteries.

How is angina different from a heart attack?