From heart attacks to arrhythmias to congestive heart failure, Virginia Heart physicians have the training and expertise to diagnose and treat the full range of heart conditions. In addition:
We emphasize preventive cardiology and work closely with our patients to help them mitigate long term heart damage and to lead heart healthy lives.
Our team of electrophysiologists have helped thousands of patients with heart rhythm disorders or arrhythmias, often "re-wiring" their hearts to help them beat more regularly and efficiently.
Our interventional cardiologists work with teams of experts at the area's best hospitals and emergency rooms, treating acute heart conditions as patients experience chest pain or other symptoms of heart attack.
Timothy P. Farrell, MD, FACC
In the sections below we have included helpful information about the different conditions we treat as well as diagnostic tests and treatments available to help our patients with their possible heart conditions. We have also included information to help you with wellness and risk modification strategies to improve your heart health.
Your heart has a complex electrical system that keeps it beating at the right speed and in an orderly rhythm. When something goes wrong with this system, a diagnosis to determine the severity of the arrhythmia is made by one of our electrophysiologists. Our Heart Rhythm Center offers the full range of diagnostic tests and treatments to help manage even the most complex heart rhythm disorders.
The most common vascular disease is peripheral arterial disease—also known as P.A.D.— is a common and serious disease. It occurs when extra cholesterol and other fats circulating in the blood collect in the walls of the arteries that supply blood to your limbs. This buildup—called plaque— narrows your arteries, often reducing or blocking the flow of blood. P.A.D. is most commonly seen in the legs, but also can be present in the arteries that carry blood from your heart to your head, arms, kidneys, and stomach.
Sleep is critical to a healthy heart. Sleep apnea is the most common sleep disorder impacting heart health. Untreated sleep apnea increases a person's risk for developing or worsening the following conditions:
The program is managed by Dr. Alireza Maghsoudi, who is board certified in Sleep Disorders, and Hannah Moon, our Sleep Nurse Practitioner, who meets with patients to review their study results and treatment approach. Our sleep centers are staffed with trained sleep technologists. Bedrooms are comfortable and calming, designed to help you get a restful night's sleep while undergoing your sleep study.
If you are scheduling an appointment for a sleep study please print out and complete these two additional assessment questionnaires and bring them with you to the appointment.
Most heart conditions are treatable and we have learned much in recent years about how key lifestyle changes can help reverse heart disease.
This wellness information will help you take steps to reduce your risk factors for heart disease. We offer a risk factor modification program that can help you address the specific areas of concern for your heart health.
Our physicians use a wide range of therapeutic medications and interventional procedures to treat the heart and vascular conditions effecting our patient's health. Your provider will give you thorough instructions regarding your medications and in preparation for any procedure or test recommended for you.