• Cardiology

  • Wellmont CVA Heart Institute Cardiology
  • The best heart care involves an integrated approach, bringing leading cardiologists together with cutting-edge technologies and treatments. And that is exactly what the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute was formed to do. Physicians at the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute provide exceptional heart and vascular services on a level never before realized in the Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

    What is a cardiologist?

    Cardiologists and vascular physicians – including electrophysiologists and cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeons – practice medicine and perform surgical procedures on the heart and vascular system. Heart experts treat everything from high blood pressure and coronary artery disease to heart attack and congestive heart failure.

    Why choose Wellmont CVA Heart Institute for cardiology?

    The Wellmont CVA Heart Institute is the Tri-Cities region’s largest and most experienced group of heart and vascular experts. Across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, from Johnson City and Greeneville, Tenn., to Wise and Marion, Va., they provide convenient access to the best possible care in local cardiac offices. Patients of the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute also have seamless access to a wide range of advanced treatment options such as coronary stenting at one of the nation’s top heart hospitals.

    With the expertise of the region’s largest group of heart experts and advanced services and technologies available locally at the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute, patients can remain confident knowing their hearts are in good hands.

    How do I get started?

    The Wellmont CVA Heart Institute makes it easy to learn more or to schedule a visit with a cardiovascular specialist.

    • Discuss any questions or concerns with your physician. He or she can help determine the best course of action and assist with scheduling necessary appointments with a Wellmont CVA Heart Institute expert.
    • Search the online physician directory to find Wellmont CVA Heart Institute physicians. 
    • Wellmont Nurse Connection is available by phone at 1-866-230-NURSE any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help with medical questions and additional resources.

    Heart care news


    Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Judd Salamat Joins Wellmont
    Dr. Judd Salamat, a Product of the Region, Returns as an Interventional Cardiologist with Wellmont Feb. 28, 2017 | BRISTOL, Tenn. Judd Salamat, D.O., an interventional cardiologist who was raised in the region, has joined the
    Wellmont CVA Heart Institute Hosting Cardiovascular Summit

    Physicians from the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute will share insights into cardiovascular disease during the Cardiovascular Summit on Feb. 4, 2017, at Meadowview Conference Resort & Convention Center.

    Wellmont One of Limited National Centers of Excellence with Immediate Access to Groundbreaking Dissolving Heart Stent

    7/5/16 - The Wellmont CVA Heart Institute is one of a select few Centers of Excellence nationally to be able to use a new absorbable medicated stent to restore blood flow in an affected heart arteries.

    Wellmont Launches Enhanced Cardiac Rehabiliation Program, Receives $1 Million Gift From Bill Gatton

    6/14/16 – Wellmont Health System is enhancing the breadth and depth of its cardiovascular health program with the launch of the Bill Gatton Center for Advanced Cardiac Rehab, an initiative bolstered by a $1 million donation from the businessman and philanthropist.

    Heart Institute Enrolls Most Patients in Landmark International Study; Dr. Metzger Co-Authors Article in New England Journal of Medicine About Results

    3/1/16 - For the third time since the summer, interventional cardiologist Dr. Chris Metzger has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine as co-author of an article about the ACT 1 clinical trial.

    Find a Wellmont health care provider

    Wellmont physicians are conveniently located throughout Upper East TN and Southwest VA.

    Abingdon, Va.

    Bristol, Tenn.

    Elizabethton, Tenn.

    Greeneville, Tenn.

    Johnson City, Tenn.

    Kingsport, Tenn.

    Lebanon, Va.

    Rogersville, Tenn.

    Wytheville, Va.


    Search Wellmont’s online directory of all physicians who practice medicine at a Wellmont hospital or facility.