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Our collaborative team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons provide a customized plan of care for each patient we see.
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We are currently building a new tower of our hospital, which will house all cardiac and vascular care in a refreshed, new space.
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Aortic Center

Carilion Clinic’s Aortic Center offers advanced diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases, and the latest in minimally invasive procedures.

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Carilion Clinic’s Aortic Center offers advanced diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases, and the latest in minimally invasive procedures.
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Carilion Clinic's Aortic Center uses an advanced fenestrated stent approach that is less invasive and requires very little down time to treat complex aortic aneurysms.
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Reaching a remarkable milestone in minimally invasive treatments for patients with high stroke risk.
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The Aortic Center has completed over 100 TCAR procedures—a milestone in minimally invasive treatments for patients with high stroke risk.
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FEVARs offer a state of the art, minimally invasive approach to treatment of complex aneurysms versus the typical AAA repair. Recovery times for this procedure are significantly quicker versus standard methods, & all post-operative care is handled on Carilion's Campus in our office.
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TCAR serves as a less invasive alternative to Carotid Endarterectomy, which is the traditional open surgery procedure used to reduce the risk of stroke for Carotid Artery Disease patients. It provides an opportunity for Carotid Artery Disease patients a minimally-invasive option.
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When you need skilled, complex heart and vascular care, you deserve the award-winning expertise offered at Carilion Clinic’s Cardiovascular Institute (CVI).

As our region’s leader in heart and vascular health, CVI sets the standard for care. The award-winning team combines continuous research and the latest technological advances with patient-centered care to ensure your best possible outcome. Our patients experience better surgical outcomes, fewer complications and faster recovery times. Every member of our team is dedicated to world-class care, continuous innovation… and your heart.

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Our team of aortic surgeons provide care at the Cardiovascular Institute in several locations throughout southwest Virginia. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained providers evaluate, collaborate and offer a customized approach to care, right here at home.
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General and Non-invasive Cardiology

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Carilion Clinic's cardiology team includes many doctors, which have achieved recognition nationally and locally.

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Our cardiology teams can diagnose problems and develop specific treatment plans to get patients on the fast track to recovery.
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Carilion's CVI has a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, Cath Lab, & Heart Alert Program.
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We participate in numerous studies to stay on the cutting edge of care, right here at home.
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Our providers work with multiple areas of Carilion to get you a customized plan of care, to help you get back to your life sooner.
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Cardiac CTA (Computed Tomographic Angiography) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses x-rays to produce multidimensional images of the heart and its blood vessels. It’s useful in determining if plaque has developed in the coronary arteries.
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Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a large magnet & radio waves to produce high-quality, detailed images of the heart and blood vessels. It is used to help diagnose and/or further evaluate many different conditions, such as Congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, and others.
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Cardiac PET (Positron Emission Tomography) is an advanced nuclear imaging test that uses a special dye containing radioactive tracers to create pictures of the heart. The images are used to assess the blood flow of the heart and can also show healthy and damaged area of the heart.
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Our research spans the spectrum from large, multicenter randomized clinical trials to smaller studies, conducted by our cardiologists.
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Our team of cardiologists provide care at the Cardiovascular Institute in several locations throughout southwest Virginia. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained providers evaluate and treat thousands of patients each year.
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Structural Heart

Carilion Clinic's Structural Heart and Valve Center provides specialized treatment, including evaluation, diagnosis and medical management, for patients with heart valve disease. We take a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, with every patient benefiting from the collaborative expertise of a team of experts, including general cardiologists, structural interventional cardiologists, and heart surgeons with a special interest in structural and valvular heart disease. The team meets weekly to discuss each case and identify the best treatment strategy for every patient.

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Carilion Clinic is the first program in the state to perform TAVR surgery
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We're the first & only hospital in western Virginia able to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis with an effective, potentially life-saving new therapy, TAVR. This is a ground-breaking treatment for patients with aortic valves that do not open properly.
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The one-time WATCHMAN procedure takes less than an hour under general anesthesia to seal the left atrial appendage (LAA) and prevent clots from escaping.
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Vascular Surgery

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We provide traditional, minimally invasive and endovascular surgical treatments for the full spectrum of blood vessel diseases and offer outpatient non-invasive vascular diagnostic testing. Carilion is recognized in western Virginia as a leader in vascular care with a team of doctors providing expert care.

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Our vascular experts can diagnose and perform a broad range of vascular procedures to treat vascular disease.
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Arrythmia and Electrophysiology

Carilion's electrophysiology (heart arrhythmia) treatment may include medications, catheter procedures, implanted devices or surgery to control or eliminate fast, slow or irregular heartbeats. You can trust your care with our skilled providers for a customized, patient-centered focus of care.

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Cryoballoon ablation is a form of catheter ablation which uses cryo, or freezing, energy rather than heat to precisely disable heart tissue that causes irregular heartbeats.
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Cardioversion is a medical procedure that restores a normal heart rhythm in people with certain types of abnormal heartbeats. Cardioversion is usually done by sending electric shocks to your heart through electrodes placed on your chest. It's also possible to do cardioversion with medications.
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An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a small battery-powered device placed in your chest to detect and stop abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias). An ICD continuously monitors your heartbeat and delivers electric shocks, when needed, to restore a normal heart rhythm.
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As our region’s leader in heart and vascular health, CVI sets the standard for care. The award-winning team combines continuous research and the latest technological advances with patient-centered care to ensure your best possible outcome. Our patients experience better surgical outcomes, fewer complications and faster recovery times. Every member of our team is dedicated to world-class care, continuous innovation… and your heart.

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Our team of electrophysiologists provide care at the Cardiovascular Institute in several locations throughout southwest Virginia. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained providers evaluate and treat thousands of patients each year.
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Heart Device Management

A lead is a special wire that delivers energy from a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to the heart muscle. A lead extraction is the removal of one or more leads from inside the heart. You can trust that you're in good hands with Carilion's Cardiovascular Institute team with your procedures.

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Advanced Heart Failure

Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle can't pump enough blood and oxygen properly, to meet your body's needs. This does not mean your heart has stopped or is about to stop working, and is usually treatable with an individualized care plan. You can trust that Carilion Clinic's Heart Failure team has you in good hands.

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Continuing the legacy of excellence in cardiac care.
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March: A cardiac pacemaker is used to help keep a man with atherosclerosis alive after suffering a heart attack.

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March: Roanoke Memorial purchases two external defibrillators for use in surgery and the emergency room. The new defibrillators are more powerful than the ones currently in use.

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Roanoke Memorial purchases a portable heart monitor (cost: $2,600, first of its type in Roanoke). It is part of a long-range plan to provide more care for heart patients. 

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Cardiology department formed by Dr. Earle Glendy and Dr. Hayden Hollingsworth, with Dr. Glendy serving as Chief. 

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1971
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September: Roanoke Memorial develops a cardiac hemodynamic laboratory, with Dr. Philip T. Shriner as director. This laboratory would provide heart catherization diagnosis, previously unavailable in the Roanoke area.

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July: Roanoke Memorial adds a Quinton Cardio Exerciser Treadmill for testing heart patients.

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First open-heart surgery performed in Southwest Virginia on June 29.

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