Heart specialists in central Virginia

Committed to care and fast recovery since opening in 2003, Levinson Heart Institute at Chippenham Hospital is recognized as the first heart hospital in Virginia. For more than a decade, physicians and hospital teams here have worked tirelessly to build the region’s premier cardiac care center. We use this experience to expertly and compassionately deal with the complex cardiovascular system.

For any questions regarding our cardiology services, call us at (804) 483-3015.

Heart conditions we treat

Our board-certified cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons provide comprehensive care for heart conditions such as:

Atrial fibrillation (AFib)

We are committed to providing expert care for heart arrhythmias (heart rhythm irregularities). This includes specialized treatment for AFib—convergent maze and interventional procedures.

Cardiac failure

Heart failure is a condition that causes the heart to weaken and prevents blood from being supplied to the body. This can lead to breathlessness, confusion, fatigue, and swelling in the legs.

For patients who are experiencing heart failure symptoms, cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) is a device therapy option when medications aren't enough. CCM therapy, using a small, implantable device, sends precisely timed electrical impulses to the heart. These impulses improve the heart's contractions, enabling more oxygen-rich blood to travel throughout the body. The procedure takes about one hour and most patients can go home the same day.

Cardiac arrest

Our Accredited Chest Pain Center is proud to offer the subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator (S-ICD). This is a newer alternative to a traditional ICD device for ventricular fibrillation.

Heart disease

Our collaborative group of heart specialists and surgeons are leaders in their field. They use advanced tools to diagnose and treat heart disease. To learn more about these and other heart disease treatment services, call us at (804) 483-2420.

Other heart conditions we treat

Our cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons are consistently voted the best in Richmond among their peers and are devoted to advancing heart care in Central Virginia. With this approach, we are able to treat a wide range of heart conditions, including:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Chest pain
  • Heart attacks
  • Heart failure
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Valve disease
  • Ventricular arrhythmia

Our heart services and treatments

Levinson Heart Institute provides acute cardiac care in our specialized heart centers, electrophysiology labs and programs, including:

  • Aortic Care Center
  • Cardiac Alert Program
  • Comprehensive Valve Clinic
  • Lung Nodule Clinic
  • Rhythm and Valve Centers

Heart imaging

We provide a variety of heart screening and imaging services to diagnose and determine the best treatment option for your individual condition. Along with a chest X-rays and blood tests, we may also perform:

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Echocardiogram (echo)
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Holter monitoring

To learn more about our cardiac cath lab, please call (804) 483-2350.

Heart procedures and surgeries

From advanced tools for diagnosing conditions to the latest surgical innovations in our hybrid operating room, we are at the forefront of heart care. Our cardiothoracic procedures and technologies include convergent maze implants and robotic surgeries.

Cardiac rehabilitation

We are committed to providing heart patients with high-quality care to aid in a fast recovery after a heart attack or surgery. Our dedicated team of nurses, exercise physiologists and dietitians will help you and your family adjust to changes in your life after a cardiac event. They provide you the cardiac rehabilitation services and resources you need to get back to your active lifestyle.

Advanced Primary Stroke Center

Chippenham Hospital provides outstanding care for heart attacks, which is why we have received The Joint Commission Gold Seal Certificate of Distinction for Myocardial Infarction.

Cardiology at HCA Virginia

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.

Learn about Cardiology