General Cardiology

When patients experience cardiac-related symptoms or conditions, general cardiology is typically one of the first specialties consulted for diagnosis and treatment. Our team of expert general cardiologists at Amelia Heart & Vascular Center provides outstanding care for the entire spectrum of patients, from those who are at immediate risk to those with multiple, complex, chronic conditions.

Here at Amelia Heart & Vascular Center, we treat patients with cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cigarette smoking, overweight, sedentary lifestyle, personal or family history of heart disease, and/or abnormal screening results. We will work closely with you and your family to coordinate every aspect of your care, including other specialists and outpatient and home-based services if needed. That makes it convenient for you to get the heart care you need, close to home.

Personalized Care for Heart Disease

Heart health is about more than just your heart. Blood pressure, cholesterol, family history, and other factors all play essential roles in keeping your heart strong. We assess every patient as an individual. Our experienced team provides treatment and ongoing follow-up to help you manage chronic heart conditions and live the healthiest life possible.

If you are at risk for developing heart and vascular disease, cardiologists can help you reduce your risk factors and improve your overall heart health through nutrition counseling and lifestyle changes. Visit us when you experience the following symptoms:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Heartbeat irregularities, such as skipping a beat or a heartbeat that’s unusually fast or strong

Heart Conditions Treated

Amelia Heart & Vascular Center physicians and advanced practice providers have the training and expertise to diagnose and treat the full range of heart conditions from heart attacks to arrhythmias to congestive heart failure.

In addition to consultations, below is a partial listing of diagnostic and screening services provided by the cardiology team at Amelia Heart & Vascular Center:

  • angina (chest pain caused by narrowing of the coronary arteries)
  • Electrocardiogramarrhythmias, e.g., atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat)
  • heart murmurs due to heart valve disease
  • cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle) with heart failure, including pulmonary
  • edema (accumulation of fluid)
  • coronary artery thrombosis or myocardial infarction (heart attack) often associated with high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol
  • diseases of the arteries (atherosclerosis, arteritis, atheroma)
  • hole in the heart and other forms of congenital heart disease within adult life, including the transition from pediatric care and shared care of pregnant women with heart disease
  • Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD)
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD)
  • Valvular Heart Disease (VHD)
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease (HHD)
  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Let us be your partner in heart health

Here at Amelia Heart & Vascular Center, we assess your condition and work with you to determine the next steps. Our team—along with the entire Division of Cardiology—is committed to preventing cardiovascular problems and treating advanced conditions thoroughly and compassionately. We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Contact us at 703-866-3131 to make an appointment with our general cardiologists.