Cardiology (Heart)

Heart problems can be quite complex and challenging to manage, which is why we have assembled a team of caring professionals to help guide you through diagnosis, treatment, and regaining your health. At Sentara Albemarle Medical Center we don’t treat conditions we treat our patients and their families. By blending our modern technology with the compassion of our caregivers, we are able to offer extraordinary care close to home.

The heart is an amazing organ, but it can be tough to comprehend the various parts and functions. Check out the How Your Heart Works page for more information.

If you are new to the area and are looking for a cardiologist, you can find one on our Find a Physician section. Heart disease does not prefer one race or sex; it can strike at any time, which is why it is important to know your risk.  Please do not wait until you have a life threatening problem to seek the guidance of our experts and learn the risk factors for heart disease. Click here to complete a free Heart Attack Risk Assessment that you can share with your doctor.

Contributing factors to cardiovascular disease that you can change, or at least control:

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Stress
  • Diabetes
  • Birth control
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Overweight
  • Physical inactivity

 Other factors that could increase risks for cardiovascular disease:

  • Age
  • Heredity
  • Gender