VCS Blog

Why Do I Have Chest Pains During Exercise?

Published on June 14, 2019

By: Dr. Christopher S.Thomas Whether you’ve just started a new exercise program, or are trying to reach new fitness goals, you may find yourself experiencing some degree of chest pains. These symptoms can be alarming and even frightening. In this article, we explain why these pains occur, some common symptoms, and what you can do to […]

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What To Do If Heart Disease Runs in Your Family

Published on June 14, 2019

When it comes to your heart health, knowing your family history can be every bit as important as a diagnosis from a cardiovascular specialist or your primary care physician. Having your family history on hand can help you know the risk factors and help you prevent coronary artery disease and heart disease. Knowing is the […]

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What to Do about a Heart Murmur

Published on November 14, 2017

A heart murmur is the sound of abnormal blood flow across a valve in the heart and presents itself as unusual sounds between heartbeats. A heart murmur isn’t always a sign of something serious — but it’s always worth investigating with your doctor. When your physician identifies a heart murmur it is important to figure […]

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Are Heart Murmurs Bad? Defining the Problem

Published on October 10, 2017

If you’ve ever felt a heart murmur, or if you’ve been told by a doctor that you have one, the first thing you might feel is concern. What are heart murmurs? Where and why do they occur? Are heart murmurs bad? In this article, we explain what they are, why they matter, and how they’re […]

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What Causes Leg Cramps: Cardiac Risks with Leg Pain

Published on July 1, 2017

There are many everyday reasons for leg cramps: dehydration, nerve compression, or just sleeping in the wrong position for too long. But some leg cramps may be a sign of a more serious condition. Read on to learn more about the cardiac risk factors tied to leg cramps, and what you can do to address […]

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Congratulations to our 2017 Top Docs

Published on April 5, 2017

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 we […]

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Keep Your Heart In-Sync Treatment Options for AFib

Published on January 27, 2017 Read more

Free Heart Talk – Do I Have Cardiovascular Disease?

Published on November 11, 2016 Read more

VCS is pleased to welcome Dr. Ashwani Kumar to our team!

Published on February 7, 2014

VCS is pleased to welcome Dr. Ashwani Kumar to our team! Dr. Kumar specializes in Cardiac Catheterizations, Peripheral Vascular Intervention – Including complex and below the knee and many other areas.

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