Cardiologists in Hopewell, Virginia

For more than 100 years, John Randolph Medical Center in the Hopewell and TriCities communities has provided expert care for hearts. We are committed to caring for heart conditions, disorders and diseases by offering expert diagnostic techniques and treatment options to all our patients.

To find a cardiologist or heart specialist, please call our Consult-A-Nurse line at (804) 320-3627.

Heart conditions we treat

Heart arrhythmias

An arrhythmia—or irregular heartbeat—occurs when your heart's electrical system misfires. This causes the heart to beat too slowly (bradycardia), too quickly (tachycardia) or erratically. Arrhythmias may originate in the upper (ventricular) or lower (supraventricular) chambers of the heart.

High blood pressure, congenital heart abnormalities or heart attacks that cause scarring on the heart can cause a heart arrhythmia.

Atrial fibrillation (AFib)

The most common heart arrhythmia is AFib. This occurs when the two upper chambers don't beat in coordination with the two lower chambers. The result can be blood clots forming in the heart, which increases the risk of stroke.

Heart attacks

Chest pain is not always life-threatening, but it could mean a heart attack is occurring. Quick action is essential to saving the life of someone having a heart attack.

Keep your eye out for these heart attack warning signs:

  • Chest heaviness
  • Chest or throat tightness
  • Fluttering in your chest
  • Heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) or a racing heartbeat
  • Left arm and/or shoulder pain
  • Pain between your shoulder blades
  • Pain in your left jaw
If you believe someone is experiencing a heart attack, call 911.

Heart failure

Congestive heart failure is best treated when it is detected early. Our heart specialists will do everything they can to accomplish this and will make sure your treatment strengthens your heart and improves your overall health.

Your heart failure treatment may include lifestyle changes and:

  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Dietary counseling
  • Medication
  • Pacemaker or defibrillator placement
  • Smoking cessation support
  • Surgery

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Our heart care services

Heart screening and imaging

Heart screenings and education are necessary to prevent heart disease. Because genetics and lifestyle choices play a role in heart disease, it is important to talk with your doctor. Specifically, ask about your blood pressure and familial history of heart health.

We offer a variety of heart screening and imaging services, including:

  • Computed tomography (CT) scans
  • Echocardiograms (ECHOs)
  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs)
  • Holter monitoring
  • Stress tests, including nuclear and cardiac stress tests
  • Ultrasounds
  • X-rays

Heart and vascular surgery

Our cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists provide a multidisciplinary approach to heart and vascular surgery. Assessments and treatment options are considered with your long-term health in mind, so you can get the personalized service you deserve.

Our heart and vascular surgeries include:

  • Aortic coarctation stenting
  • Cardiac bypass surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Paravalvular leak closure
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

Non-surgical treatment for heart symptoms

We also offer enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP). This is an innovative outpatient treatment that can help with symptoms caused by chronic angina, heart failure and coronary artery disease. EECP uses inflating and deflating cuffs around the legs to help improve the flow of blood and oxygen to the heart.

Cardiac rehabilitation

Our cardiac rehabilitation program helps people who have had a heart event or diagnosis restore their heart health. We combine education with medically supervised exercise throughout the treatment.

Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation include:

  • Becoming educated about your heart health
  • Controlling stress
  • Improving heart strength and stamina
  • Learning dietary tips and information for a healthier lifestyle
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Returning to work quicker

Partners with Levinson Heart Institute

If your heart condition requires more complex care, we offer real-time digital consultations with Levinson Heart Institute at Chippenham Hospital, our sister facility. We can also immediately transfer patients to Chippenham Hospital's Level I Trauma Center, which is one of only two in central Virginia.

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