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Virginia Hospital Center's Cardiac Surgery Team has helped thousands of patients and their families. The success stories below represents a small sampling of the success we build each day.

When you first find out that you're going to have heart surgery...


WUSA 9: New Technique to Restore Normal Heart Rhythm

By Anita Brikman, WUSA 9 | April 5, 2013

Virgnia Hospital Center is the first in Northern Virginia to offer a new minimally-invasive approach to treat advanced atrial fibrillation. It is called the Convergent Maze Procedure. Watch this Story >

HealthReach: Know Your Heart

By Division of Public Affairs & Marketing, Virginia Hospital Center | Fall 2013 Issue

...“Sometimes patients do not have the traditional chest pain symptoms,” notes Dr. Day. Bill was experiencing a feeling of heaviness in his arms and a little nausea — symptoms that were consistent with a blocked artery.

Dr. Day recommended that Bill have an angiogram, a procedure using special dye and X-rays to view inside the coronary arteries. Bill’s angiogram showed that he had significant blockages. Most serious was a 70 percent blockage in the left main artery, the most important artery supplying blood to the heart. Surgery was the only option and it needed to be done soon... Read this story > 

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