Heart & Vascular Care in Virginia
When minutes matter.
Through our Cardiac Alert program, LewisGale hospitals offer fast, specialized emergency heart care that makes a critical difference when minutes count. Our accredited Chest Pain Centers consistently deliver results that are significantly better than the national standards for heart attack treatment times and outcomes related to heart failure. Trust your heart to the cardiac experts at LewisGale.
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Caring for your heart.
Our hospitals consistently rank among the top in the nation for evidence-based heart care that's proven to provide our patients with the best outcomes possible. We are also the only health system in Southwest Virginia with fully accredited chest pain centers at all of our hospitals. That's why you can trust us with your heart. Please take a moment to learn more about your heart and the services we can provide to help you live a heart healthy life.
When your heart needs surgery, trust it to the experts at LewisGale Regional Health System. Our cardiothoracic surgical team has performed thousands of heart surgeries and is trained in the most advanced surgical procedures available. We perform beating-heart (“off-pump”) surgery twice as often as the national average because we know it typically means fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, decreased risk of stroke and faster recovery for you.
Surgical Procedures for Heart Care at LewisGale
Our heart care team performs virtually every kind of cardiac surgery, such as:
- Coronary artery bypass
- Minimally invasive procedures
- Beating-heart/off-pump bypass
- Heart valve repair and replacement
- Cardiac-assist device implantation
- Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation (Afib), using radiofrequency (heat) or cryoablation (extreme cold) to create scar tissue that blocks abnormal electrical signals in the heart
With our primary focus on quality outcomes and individual patient care, we significantly exceed survival rates as measured by the Society of Thoracic Surgery. As the effectiveness and safety of new technologies and procedures are established—with clear benefits to our patients—we offer them to you.
Our Heart & Vascular Care Team
When dealing with a heart condition, your life depends on the people you choose to treat it.
When you put your heart in the hands of the cardiovascular team at LewisGale, you benefit from:
- Exceptional board-certified cardiologists—physicians who’ve committed to ongoing training and testing
- Consistent performance well above national standards for heart attack and heart failure care
- Our primary focus on high-quality outcomes, personal attention, long-term relationships and individual patient care
- Integrated and coordinated care throughout our regional healthcare system network
- Access to the full range of programs, services, treatments, technologies and providers available through our HCA affiliations
- A healthcare partnership that supports you and your personal physician for excellent care close to home
Cardiovascular Specialists at LewisGale
Our team of medical specialists includes:
- Cardiothoracic surgeons
- Cardiac physician assistants
You benefit from their combined expertise, backed by a team of highly trained nurses, technicians, therapists, rehabilitation specialists and others who are devoted to consistently delivering excellent cardiovascular care.
Introducing Dr. Cemil Purut, a cardiothoracic surgeon with LewisGale Physicians and LewisGale Medical Center.
Dr. Shmuel Shapira with LewisGale Physicians discusses factors that can lead to heart disease and how to potentially curb your risk.
Learn about the proven benefits of one ounce of at least 70 percent cocoa dark chocolate in this video from LewisGale Regional Health System.
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