We're passionate about your heart!
King's Daughters Heart and Vascular Team is comprised of expert cardiologists,
cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists,
all of whom work together toward one goal: great care for your heart and
Our program offers some of the most advanced technology available, including
a hybrid operating room, transcatheter aortic valve replacment (TAVR),
wireless pacemakers, radial cardiac catheterization, His-bundle pacing and more.
Year after year, the King's Daughters team achieves outstanding results.
Our cardiac surgery program has achieved the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
top rating - three stars - every year for the past 15 years.
Our physicians and surgeons welcome the opportunity to work with you to
help you achieve the healthiest heart possible.
The dropdown boxes, below, provide a brief description of each specialty.
The links, to the right, will take you to more detailed information about
the services provided.
A cardiologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing, treating and
preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels, including coronary
artery disease. Cardiologists may specialize in the medical management
of heart disease, which may include lifestyle changes and medications.
Invasive/Interventional cardiologists perform cardiac catheterizations,
a specialized procedure to diagnose (and treat) heart disease. Interventional
cardiologists are the ones who open blocked heart arteries and place stents,
typically in the cardiac catheterization lab. They may also treat structural
heart disease using minmally invasive techniques.
Cardiothoracic surgeons specialize in treating diseases and conditions
affecting the heart, lungs, esophagus, blood vessels and other organs
in the thoracic cavity. This includes coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG);
valve repair and replacement; repair of aneurysms affecting the ascending
aorta; surgery to repair conditions affecting the esophagus, such as GERD,
Barrett's esophagus, stictures, and giant hiatal hernias; and lung disease/cancer.
Electrophysiologists are specialists in the electrical system of the heart
- the pathways that cause the heart muscle to contract and pump blood
throughout the body.
Interventional radiologists are board-certified, fellowship trained physicians who specialize in minimally
invasive, targeted treatments. The interventional radiologists at King's
Daughters are specially trained in treating vascular disease, including
peripheral artery disease and stroke, using minimally invasive techniques.
Vascular surgeons specialze in the medical and surgical treatment of the
blood vessels of the body, excluding the heart and brain. Vascular surgeons
may treat conditions such as Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), venous insufficiency,
abdominal aortic aneurysm, and varicose veins.