Heart Disease

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women worldwide. The experienced cardiovascular specialists at Chippenham Hospital perform more heart procedures than anyone else in the area. Levinson Heart Institute, located within Chippenham Hospital, cares for more hearts, valves, veins, and arteries than any other health system in Central Virginia.

Levinson Heart Institute, committed to care and recovery.

Our Levinson Heart Institute Clinic

Opened in 2003, Levinson was the first heart hospital in Virginia. For more than a decade, physicians and hospital teams have worked tirelessly to build the region’s premier cardiac care center, proving that experience matters when you’re dealing with the complex cardiovascular system.

Levinson Heart Institute is committed to the best care for the fastest recovery times so you can get back to doing the things you love. Our cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons are perennially voted the best in Richmond among their peers, and are devoted to advancing heart care in Central Virginia.

Contact our Levinson Heart Clinic at (804) 483-3015 or feel free to email us with any questions at chip.levinson@hcahealthcare.com.

Comprehensive Heart & Vascular Care

From diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation, the board–certified and fellowship–trained cardiac experts at Chippenham will deliver customized, comprehensive care you can count on for the best possible outcomes.

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  • Code STEMI program
    • STEMI stands for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, and it’s a medical emergency and one of the deadliest forms of a heart attack. The goal of patients experiencing this type of emergency is to get them as quickly as possible to a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and restore blood flow to the blocked vessel. At Levinson Heart, we have a program that operates 24/7 and strives to achieve the best outcomes possible for our patients.
  • Percutaneous coronary interventions
  • Code ICE for hypothermia post cardiac arrest
    • In certain cases, we employ the use of induced hypothermia, an innovative treatment that saves precious time when treating cardiac arrest.
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Valve surgery
  • Mechanical circulatory support or left ventricular assist device (LVAD)
  • Thoracic surgery with the da Vinci robot
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenations (ECMO)
  • Thoracic aortic surgery
  • Richmond’s most experienced heart valve team
  • Dedicated full-time valve navigator
    • A nurse navigator functions as the liaison and communicator with the patient, caregiver, healthcare providers, and multi-disciplinary team members. This navigator also facilitates movement along the healthcare continuum to ensure quality outcomes and patient satisfaction is achieved.
  • Transaortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Surgical valve replacement/repair
  • Coumadin clinic
  • Cardioversion
  • Pacemakers
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Ablation
  • Hybrid MAZE
  • WATCHMAN left atrial appendage closure
  • Medical management heart failure clinic
  • Mechanical circulatory support or left ventricular assist device (LVAD)
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Acute decompensated heart failure clinic with IV diuretic infusion
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
  • Code AAA - a fast-tracked treatment protocol for patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Thoracic and abdominal aortic repair
  • Minimally-invasive procedures including endografts
  • Complex arch reconstruction
  • Bypass the vessels of the head and neck
  • Carotid endartectomy - the removal of the plaque for the carotid artery thus reducing the chances to a stroke
  • Revascularization of the lower extremities through open and endovascular approaches
  • GE Revolution EVO CT provides high-quality image resolution while minimizing radiation dose to our patients
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Routine and stress echocardiogram (ECHO)
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Myocardial perfusion imaging for viability and ischemia
  • Nuclear stress test
  • Routine and stress electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Vascular ultrasound
  • It can be difficult to return to an active lifestyle after a heart attack or surgery. Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and dedicated staff of nurses, exercise physiologists and dietitians will help you and your family adjust to changes in your life after a cardiac event.
  • Our program offers comprehensive education, risk factor identification and modification, and exercise therapy for persons with heart disease, peripheral artery disease, heart failure and other chronic diseases.
  • Our services are covered by most insurance carriers. Your carrier will be contacted to verify your benefits. You may be responsible for co-payments.
  • A doctor must refer you for cardiac rehabilitation. Once the department receives the order, the Cardiac Rehab nurse will call you to schedule your first appointment.