Heart disease treatment in Richmond
The dedicated cardiologists and cardiac surgeons at Levinson Heart Institute use the latest tools to diagnose and treat heart disease for patients in the Richmond, Virginia area. Chippenham Hospital's collaborative group of heart specialists and surgeons are leaders in their field and are equipped to treat any type of heart disease or other heart condition.
To learn more about our heart disease treatment services, call us at (804) 483-2420.
What is heart disease?
Also known as cardiovascular disease, heart disease includes conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can significantly increase your chances of a heart attack, heart failure, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Your heart’s muscles, rhythm and valves are considered forms of heart disease as well. Our physiologists and nutritionists are here to help you improve your heart’s condition and begin implementing the lifestyle changes necessary to ensure your future includes a healthy heart.
Heart disease symptoms
Symptoms of cardiovascular disease vary between men and women. Men commonly experience chest pain while women are more likely to experience nausea, shortness of breath and extreme fatigue. All symptoms of heart disease include:
- Pain, tightness, pressure and overall discomfort in the chest
- Pain, numbness, coldness and weakness felt in your legs or arms
- Pain in the neck, throat, jaw, back or upper abdomen
- Shortness of breath
Our cardiologists at Chippenham provide a variety of heart screening and imaging services to diagnose your heart disease and determine the best treatment option for your individual condition. Along with a chest X-ray and blood tests, our cardiologists might also perform:
- Cardiac catheterization
- Cardiac computerized tomography (CT) scan
- Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Echocardiogram (echo)
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Holter monitoring
Learn more about our cardiac cath lab by calling (804) 483-2350.
Heart disease treatment
Although treatment for heart disease varies depending on your individual condition, typical heart disease treatment includes:
- Lifestyle changes—Our heart doctors will help you make better lifestyle choices, such as eating a low-fat, low-sodium diet, quitting smoking, limiting alcohol consumption and getting at least 30 minutes of exercise almost every day.
- Medications—Depending on your condition, our cardiologists may determine that medications are necessary to control your type of heart disease.
- Surgery—A minimally invasive approach may be necessary to control and repair the damage to your heart. Our experienced cardiac surgeons offer robot-assisted heart and vascular surgery that allows patients to recover more quickly than traditional surgery.