Cardiologists in Hopewell, Virginia
For more than 100 years, John Randolph Medical Center has cared for the heart needs of the Hopewell and TriCities communities. As an Accredited Emergency Chest Pain Center, you can trust us for expert heart care when minutes matter.
To find a cardiologist or heart specialist, please call our Consult-A-Nurse line at (804) 320-3627.
Partners with Levinson Heart Institute
If your heart condition requires complex care, we offer real-time consultations via an electronic link with Levinson Heart Institute at our sister facility Chippenham Hospital. We can immediately transfer patients to Chippenham's Provisional Level I Trauma Center, which is one of only two in Central Virginia.
Our heart care services
Heart and vascular surgery
Our cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists provide a multidisciplinary approach to heart and vascular surgery. Assessments and treatment options are weighed with your long-term health in mind, so you can get the personalized service you deserve.
We perform heart and vascular surgeries, including:
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- Cardiac bypass surgery
- Coronary artery bypass grafting
- Paravalvular leak closure
- Aortic coarctation stenting
Heart screening and imaging
At John Randolph, we believe heart screenings and education are necessary to prevent heart disease. Because genetics and lifestyle choices play a role in heart disease, it is important to talk with your doctor about your blood pressure, familial history and other health information.
We offer a variety of heart screening and imaging services, including:
- Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
- Echocardiogram (ECHO)
- Computed tomography (CT) scan
- Stress tests, including nuclear and cardiac stress tests
- Chest X-ray
- Holter monitoring
Heart attack treatment
Chest pain is not always life-threatening, but it could mean a heart attack is occurring. Quick action is essential to saving your or your loved one's life. We provide fast, lifesaving heart attack treatment as an Accredited Chest Pain Center.
In addition to chest pain, heart attack signs include:
- Chest pressure
- Chest heaviness
- Fluttering in your chest
- Chest or throat tightness
- Pain in your left jaw
- Left arm and/or shoulder pain
- Heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) or a racing heartbeat
- Pain between your shoulder blades
If you believe someone is experiencing a heart attack, call 911 immediately.
Heart arrhythmia treatment
Arrhythmia—or irregular heartbeat—occurs when your heart's electrical system misfires. This causes the heart to beat too slowly, too quickly or erratically.
High blood pressure, congenital heart abnormalities or heart attack cause scarring on the heart can cause a heart arrhythmia.
Heart arrhythmias are categorized by where they originate in the heart and the speed of the heartbeat. They are categorized as:
- Ventricular—Lower chamber
- Supraventricular—Upper chamber
- Tachycardia—A heart beating too fast
- Bradycardia—A heart beating too slow
The most common heart arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation (A-Fib). When the two upper chambers don't beat in coordination with the two lower chambers, this can cause blood clots to form in the heart and can increase the risk of stroke.
Heart failure treatment
Congestive heart failure is best treated when it is detected early. At John Randolph, our heart specialists ensure that your treatment strengthens your heart and improves your overall health.
Your heart failure treatment may include:
- Dietary counseling
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Using pacemakers and defibrillators
- Increase exercise
- Smoking cessation
- Other lifestyle changes
Our cardiac rehabilitation program helps people who have had a heart event or diagnosis restore their heart health. We combine education with medically supervised exercise throughout the treatment.
Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation include:
- Improve heart strength and stamina
- Return to work quicker
- Control stress
- Lower blood pressure
- Become educated about your heart health
- Learn dietary tips and information for a healthier lifestyle