Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease develops when your coronary arteries, the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients, become damaged or diseased.
Valvular heart disease occurs when the heart valves do not function as they should. They can be too tight, preventing adequate blood flow, or too loose, allowing the blood to leak in the wrong direction
Thoracic surgery is the practice of medicine directed toward the surgical treatment of diseases of the chest. Sentara Mid-Atlantic Cardiothoracic Surgeons has the largest thoracic program in the region.
A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the upper part of the aorta. The aorta is the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body.
Also known as AFIB, atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm that occurs in the upper chambers of the heart (the atria), producing heart palpitations, elevated heart rate, and potentially other serious health risks including fainting, chest pain, congestive heart failure, and stroke.
Heart failure is present when your heart muscle cannot pump (eject) the blood out of the heart very well. This is called systolic heart failure. Diastolic heart failure occurs when your heart muscles are stiff and do not fill up with blood easily.
Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Congenital heart disease is a type of defect in one or more structures of the heart or blood vessels that occur before birth.