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 replacement (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.
Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating heart problems, including heart
attack, blocked arteries, valve problems, heart failure, high blood pressure
and heart defects present at birth. Many cardiologists receive additional
training in cardiac catheterization. During these procedures, a cardiologist
can break up blockages that interfere with blood flow to the heart muscle.
Often, they place a special device called a stent, that keeps the artery
open and blood flowing.
Cardiothoracic surgeons (heart surgeons) operate on the heart and lungs. They are best known for performing “heart
bypass” surgeries, sometimes also called CABG. During this type
of procedure, the cardiothoracic surgeon opens the chest cavity and, using
an artery (or vein) from another part of the body, bypasses blocked coronary
arteries. This restores blood flow to the heart muscle. You may hear that
someone had a triple bypass - this means the cardiovascular surgeon bypassed
three blocked arteries. Heart surgeons perform procedures to treat heart
rhythm problems and the major arteries and veins of the heart. In addition,
they do surgeries on the lungs (such as for lung cancer); chest wall;
Electrophysiologists are experts in the heart’s electrical system. Electrophysiologists
specialize in diagnosing and treating irregular heart rhythms, such as
atrial fibrillation (a-fib); atrial flutter; slow heart beat (bradycardia);
rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) and so on. Electrophysiologists may use
medications to control heart rate and rhythm; may implant a pacemaker
or a defibrillator; or may perform procedures like an ablation that destroys
abnormal electrical pathways to help the heart return to a normal rhythm.
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 specialize 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.