• 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


    Holston Valley Offers Additional Method For Valve Repair And Builds On Success Of Structural Heart Program

    3/17/15 - Patients with a leaky mitral valve, a condition that can cause worsening heart failure, reduced quality of life and earlier death if untreated, have additional hope through a new procedure at Holston Valley Medical Center. Rahul Sakhuja, M.D., leads a team of physicians from the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute who can now repair the mitral valve using the MitraClip device.

    Wellmont CVA Heart Institute Hosts 9th Annual Cardiovascular Summit Feb 7 At MeadowView

    Expert physicians from the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute will join other medical leaders to discuss the latest advancements in high-quality care during the 9th annual Cardiovascular Summit. The continuing education event will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport.

    Dr. Chris Metzger Performs Cases At Holston Valley As Fellow Health Care Professionals Watch In Las Vegas
    11/03/14 - For years, Chris Metzger, M.D., an internationally respected cardiologist for the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute, has turned Holston Valley Medical Center’s cardiac unit into a virtual classroom. The tradition continues this week when he performs six peripheral vascular cases that will be broadcast to a medical conference in Las Vegas.
    Dr. Mark Aziz Joins Heart Institute As Interventional Cardiologist, Endovascular Specialist In Kingsport

    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.

    Heart Failure Care At Holston Valley, Bristol Regional Earns Gold Awards From Heart Association

    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.

    Find a Wellmont physician

    Wellmont physicians are conveniently located throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

    Abingdon, Va.

    Bristol, Tenn.

    Elizabethton, Tenn.

    Greeneville, Tenn.

    Johnson City, Tenn.

    Kingsport, Tenn.

    Lebanon, Va.

    Marion, Va.

    Norton, Va.

    Pennington Gap, Va.

    Richlands, Va.

    Rogersville, Tenn.

    Wytheville, Va.


    Search Wellmont’s online directory of all physicians with privileges to practice medicine in at least one Wellmont hospital or facility.