Members of the Cardiovascular Department at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center

Fredericksburg, VASpotsylvania Regional Medical Center (SRMC) today announced advancements to the cardiac services at the hospital. These advancements focus on upgraded equipment that provide increased visibility for safe, efficient data collection, which enables physicians to diagnosis and treat a wide variety of patients, including those identified as high risk or obese.

“The new equipment will provide real-time 3D cardiac imaging to assist physicians in evaluating complex vasculature, help determine the angle for treatment necessary in difficult interventions and, in the case of our CT 3D imaging, enable contrast visualization in a single step,” said Shane Bittinger, director of cardiovascular services at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. “These advancements mean we are able to care for a wider variety of patients with less radiation and contrast media while actually providing the physician with better images for improved patient care.”

As heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, with one person dying from heart disease every 36 seconds ¹ , the ability to receive exceptional and timely cardiac care will continue to be important to patients throughout the greater Fredericksburg community.

“The highly trained team at the hospital specializes in providing care when minutes can make the difference in patient outcomes,” said David McKnight, chief executive officer, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. “The advancements we have made in this department highlight the importance we continue to place on ensuring we have the best technology to safely and efficiently care for patients as if they were our family.

SRMC is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission; and, is recognized as an Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) by the American College of Cardiology. The hospital has also been recognized by Healthgrades as a Five-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Heart Failure. Learn more about the complete continuum of cardiovascular services including imaging and screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care at SRMC

¹ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Underlying Cause of Death, 1999–2018. CDC WONDER Online Database. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2018. Accessed March 12, 2020.