VCS Blog

Dr. Charles Joyner – Advanced Treatment Options for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

Published on March 3, 2021

Join Dr. Charles Joyner, electrophysiologist to learn more about advanced treatment options for AFib. AFib is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. At least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib (American Heart Association). In this webinar Dr. Joyner will review: A brief overview of AFib causes […]

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The Value of CAC Scoring & Aspirin in the Prevention of ASCVD

Published on January 25, 2021

Investigators from The Donald W. Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center recently concluded a study that examined the relationship between CAC scoring, bleeding risk, and 10-year ASCVD risk while exploring the net benefit of Aspirin at three different CAC score categories. The goal of the study was to identify […]

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Dr. Anoop Shah – Treatment Options for Coronary Artery Disease

Published on January 3, 2021

Patient Education Webinar Join Dr. Anoop Shah, interventional cardiologist to learn more about coronary artery disease (CAD) a common term for the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries that could lead to a heart attack. In this webinar Dr. Shah will discuss: What is Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Common Symptoms of CAD How it is diagnosed […]

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VCS Receives Two Top Honors from the American Heart Association

Published on November 24, 2020

Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists earns national recognition for efforts to reduce number of patients with uncontrolled blood pressure Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) for their commitment to helping improve blood pressure (BP) control rates among the patient populations they serve, Gold level recognition as part […]

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Patient Education Webinar – Lipids and Your Heart

Published on November 24, 2020

Join Dr. Carolyn Burns, a noninvasive cardiologist to learn more about lipid management and controlling your cholesterol. Knowing your numbers is important to heart health as high levels of lipids can increase a patient’s risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other heart-related problems. In this webinar Dr. Burns will discuss: What are lipids and how do they contribute to risk of heart […]

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Understanding Venous Disease with Dr. Ashwani Kumar

Published on October 21, 2020

Join Dr. Ashwani Kumar, interventional cardiologist to learn more about Chronic Venous Disease. Chronic venous disease is a common disorder that affects the veins of the legs and may lead to chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). CVI means that there is a long-term problem with the veins not being able to pump blood back to your heart. […]

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Aortic Stenosis and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Published on September 21, 2020

Aortic Stenosis and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Join Dr. Darryn Appleton interventional cardiologist with Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists to learn more about aortic stenosis, the narrowing of the aortic valve opening which impacts the hearts ability to pump blood throughout the body. Aortic stenosis affects more than 2.5 million people over the age of 75 […]

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Two Exciting Structural Heart Firsts for VCS

Published on September 11, 2020

Last week at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Dr. J Trevor Posenau was the first in Richmond to deploy the next generation Sapien 3 Ultra TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement). This valve was approved in August 2019 for the treatment of patients with severe aortic stenosis at low or greater risk for open-heart surgery. Dr. Sameer Rohatgi […]

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VCS Heart to Heart – Patient Education Webinar

Published on July 10, 2020

Valvular Heart Disease – What You Need to Know Join Drs. Matthew Chung and J. Trevor Posenau, structural and interventional cardiologists with Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists to learn more about aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation, two common heart valve disease issues.  Drs. Chung and Posenau are two of the local experts in valvular heart disease, having […]

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VCS Heart to Heart – Patient Education Webinar

Published on June 9, 2020

The Watchman Procedure – An Alternative to Blood Thinners Join Dr. Charles Joyner, an electrophysiologist with Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists to learn more about Watchman a one-time procedure that may reduce the risk of stroke in patients with AFib not caused by heart valve problems. During the webinar he will discuss the following: What is AFIb […]

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VCS COVID-19 Guidelines

Published on May 19, 2020

We understand patients are worried about the coronavirus but please do not ignore heart symptoms. Timely patient care is important in limiting potential damage to your health. For more information click here. Governor Northam has lifted the ban on performing elective surgeries in Virginia. Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists is now scheduling procedures at local hospitals following CDC […]

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Maximizing your Virtual Visit

Published on April 16, 2020

If you haven’t heard, VCS is now offering virtual visits for our patients. Now, you can conduct a face-to-face appointment with your cardiologist using your phone or computer without leaving the safety and comfort of your home. Virtual visits are one of the many ways doctors and patients are responding to the corona virus pandemic. […]

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Congratulations to our 2020 Top Docs

Published on April 16, 2020

Every April, Richmond Magazine compiles the Top Docs of Richmond. These awards are based on nominations by Richmond physicians in 82 categories.  VCS physicians have been recognized as Top Doctors for the past 26 years. This year 3 of our VCS providers were recognized! Congratulations to Dr. William Coble, Dr. Ashwani Kumar, and Dr. Mark Newton, all recognized as 2020 […]

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VCS is Excited to Introduce TeleHealth

Published on March 19, 2020

Real-time, virtual visits conducted from the safety and comfort of your own home. Virtual visits are similar to in-office appointments where a VCS physician will review: Current cardiac concerns/problems Address medication questions, management, and refills Discuss recent procedures Share test or lab results Provide patient education Please note, due to the evolving nature of the […]

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Coronavirus Vaccine Questions

Published on March 12, 2020

Please double-check with your local counties health department for county specific sign-ups. City of Richmond and Henrico County https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/richmond-city/2021/01/08/10436/ Chesterfield County https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhoFW1mJSC-aCJ4NriO-f3LsX_zqpwzoC_Gt2BrgZ5cbdWbQ/viewform Hanover County – Chickahominy Health District https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeN0IAwuMa8wUGp-rgFrOI-kmudHYmoJ4sGY2JAaubxiGxOuw/viewform VCS doctors recommend the vaccine for VCS patients as they are at higher risk of serious complications from Covid-19 infection. VCS will not be administering the vaccine […]

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Breakthrough Heart Surgery gets FDA Approval

Published on August 19, 2019

SOURCE: NBC News A game-changing procedure is now available to almost all patients in need of aortic valve replacement. The hour-long procedure is less invasive and has a quick recovery time. It’s the same surgery musician Mick Jagger had earlier this year.

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Congratulations to our 2019 Top Docs

Published on June 14, 2019

Every April, Richmond Magazine compiles the Top Docs of Richmond. These awards are based on nominations by Richmond physicians in 82 categories.  VCS physicians have been recognized as Top Doctors for the past 25 years. This year 5 of our VCS providers were recognized! Congratulations to Dr. Martin Caplan, Dr. David Gilligan, Dr. Ashwani Kumar, Dr. Ramesh Kundur, and Dr. Mark Newton , […]

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MD Value Care Press Release

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2017 Top Docs

Published on June 14, 2019

Every April, Richmond Magazine compiles the Top Docs of Richmond. These awards are based on nominations by Richmond physicians in 82 categories.   VCS physicians have been recognized as Top Doctors for the past 22 years. This year 6 of our VCS physicians were recognized! Congratulations to Dr. Appleton, Dr. Gilligan, Dr. Jennings, Dr. Kundur, Dr. Newton and Dr. Sperry, all recognized as 2017 Top Docs! And […]

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Keep Your Heart In-Sync, Treatment Options for AFIb

Published on June 14, 2019 Read more

Free Heart Talk – Do I have Cardiovascular Disease?

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Free Seminar – Are You at Risk for Peripheral Arterial Disease

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Fast Heart Rate – When To Worry?

Published on June 14, 2019

By: Dr. Daniel A. Schneider Experiencing a fast heart rate can be a worrisome occurrence, especially if you are not aware of why it is taking place. Let’s take a brief look at some of the basic questions surrounding a fast heart rate, as well as when to take further action. What Is Considered A “Fast […]

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Heart Palpitations: Causes, Symptoms, When to Seek Help

Published on June 14, 2019

By: Dr. David M. Gilligan A heart palpitation is the awareness of your heart beating in your chest. When you can feel or hear your heart racing or pounding, you are experiencing a heart palpitation.  Sometimes it feels like your heart skipped a beat or you feel an extra beat.  Although most people feel this sensation […]

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Specific Risk Factors for Women and Heart Disease

Published on June 14, 2019

By: Dr. Carolyn A. Burns The term heart disease is a broad term that may refer to a number of different ailments, including issues with the heart’s electrical system, valve system, or its pumping ability. Generally speaking, however, “heart disease” is most often referring to coronary artery disease (CAD). In cases of coronary artery disease, there […]

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