Heart disease specialists in Richmond, Virginia
At HCA Virginia Physicians, our expert cardiologists are dedicated to providing high-quality care and treatments for patients experiencing heart disease. Some of those diseases include congenital (present at birth) heart disease and tumors of the heart.
To visit one of our cardiologists, schedule an appointment online.
How healthy is your heart?
Understanding your heart health is a valuable preventive care tool. Take our assessment to determine your risk of heart disease and next steps to take.
Causes of heart disease
The heart is made up of valves and arteries, which supply blood, oxygen and nutrients to the heart. When any of the valves or arteries become damaged, the heart no longer gets what it needs to function properly, resulting in heart disease. These diseases require special heart care and management.
Risk factors for heart disease
Certain factors and lifestyle choices put patients at a greater risk of experiencing heart disease, such as:
- Being male
- Family history of heart disease
- High blood cholesterol levels
- High blood pressure
- Physical inactivity
- Poor diet
Heart diseases we treat
Our cardiothoracic surgeons understand the complexity of heart disease and are experienced in treating a wide range of heart-related diseases, including:
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- Abnormal heart valve function
- Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
- Aortic regurgitation
- Aortic stenosis
- Cardiogenic shock
- Congenital heart disease
- Coronary artery disease (CAD)
- Dilated cardiomyopathy
- Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- Heart failure
- Heart tumor
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Idiopathic cardiomyopathy
- Weakening of the heart's pumping ability
Treatment for heart disease
Sometimes, diet and lifestyle changes may be able to relieve symptoms of some heart diseases. However, when additional treatment is needed, our heart and vascular surgery team is equipped to perform surgical procedures to treat heart disease. This team specializes in a wide range of surgical treatments—from coronary bypass surgery to heart valve replacement surgery—to ensure patients regain heart health.