For more than 35 years, the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute has made superior cardiovascular care available in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
We provide a full range of heart and vascular services, including the latest non-invasive procedures and state-of-the-art diagnostic testing. The expertise of our cardiologists, surgeons and other providers is unmatched in the region.
With a quality and scope of services that rank among the best in the country, the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute is where your heart belongs.
You don't have to look far to find one of the top cardiovascular programs in the country. At the heart institute, you and your loved ones can expect to receive a level of care similar to what you'll find at a much larger health care system or university research hospital.
The high quality care provided by the heart institute at Holston Valley Medical Center has earned it recognition as one of 100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs.
CareChex, an independent quality ratings organization, also ranked Holston Valley among the top 100 nationwide in cardiac care, major cardiac surgery, coronary bypass surgery, heart attack treatment and vascular surgery.
Bristol Regional Medical Center is raising the bar as one of three hospitals in Tennessee to be recognized by the American Heart Association with its Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Gold Plus Achievement. This honor shows the hospital's ongoing consistency in following the most up-to-date guidelines for prompt, appropriate treatment of heart attack patients.
The heart institute brings the strength of highly skilled, board-certified cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons to Wellmont Health System's hospitals and community cardiac offices, as well as Clinch Valley Medical Center, Laughlin Memorial Hospital and Takoma Regional Hospital.
Every heart institute cardiologist and surgeon is certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in at least one area, and many have additional training and experience in sub-specialties within cardiology.
Here at the heart institute, you'll meet physicians like Chris Metzger, MD, who is widely recognized as one of the country's most respected interventional cardiologists. That's why physicians in Harvard's fellowship program come here to study how to perform carotid artery stenting.
Holding an incredible five board certifications, Rahul Sakhuja, MD, is also recognized as a leader in structural heart disease. He has joined Dr. Metzger as an expert panelist and moderator on the national stage.
Check out our featured heart care experts and learn more about bettering your heart health, disease prevention and treatment options.
At the heart institute, you'll find leading-edge cardiovascular technology and treatments you'd have to drive out of the area to find otherwise, including the innovative transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure and Topera 3D mapping for atrial fibrillation.
To ensure patients have access to the latest advancements in care, we're involved in numerous research opportunities. Out of 200 sites selected to participate in Abbott's Absorb trial, for example, the heart institute is the top enroller in the country.
We're actively participating in other important studies - and leading enrollment in some of those as well.
From diagnostic tests and screenings to help identify developing or existing heart conditions to advanced minimally invasive treatment options, the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute can put you on the path to better heart health.
We also offer:
HeartSHAPE® heart disease screening
This early detection screening is a painless five-minute test to assess your risk of heart disease and, consequently, heart attack. The HeartSHAPE® coronary calcium test is offered at several locations throughout the region.
Other diagnostic services include:
The heart institute provides a comprehensive range of surgical and nonsurgical cardiovascular treatment options.
We have extensive experience treating:
Many of these conditions are very serious and potentially fatal.
If you think you might be experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack, stroke or similar emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Not sure how to tell a heart attack from heartburn? You can read about the difference here.
Through the gifts of committed donors like you, Wellmont is able to fulfill our mission of delivering superior health care with compassion.
Fight heart disease early and prevent heart attacks with HeartSHAPE® - a painless, non-invasive test that takes pictures of your heart to scan for early-stage coronary disease.
“If you want to learn, you should go and work with the No. 1 person in the country who’s doing it, and that’s down here in Kingsport…” – a Harvard fellow
Dr. Mark Aziz, who has trained with pioneers in cardiovascular disease at premier medical facilities in the country, has joined the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute as an interventional cardiologist and endovascular specialist. Delivering exceptional care to patients at the heart institute’s Kingsport office and Holston Valley Medical Center, Dr. Aziz performs minimally invasive procedures to treat vascular disease.
5/22/14 - Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center recently received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines gold achievement award for heart failure care. This award celebrates the hospitals for having 85 percent or higher adherence to Get With The Guidelines treatment guidelines in key areas for at least two consecutive 12-month periods.
Dr. Charan Mungara, a cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, has brought his impressive skill set to Bristol Regional Medical Center as one of the new physicians at the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute.
2/5/2014 – Dr. Raffat Jaber, a high-caliber vascular and endovascular
surgeon who completed training at one of the premier hospitals in his field,
has joined the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute.
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