Wellmont CVA Heart Institute, the region’s largest group of board-certified cardiovascular physicians, is the first dedicated heart institute in the Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The Heart Institute provides an integrated approach with leading cardiovascular physicians and cutting-edge cardiovascular technologies and treatments that include:



  • Heart catheterization
  • Balloon angioplasty/stents
  • Directional coronary atherectomy
  • Brachytherapy
  • ASD/PFO closures
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement-TAVR

Peripheral Vascular

  • Renal, arterial, venous, carotid and abdominal duplex studies
  • Arterial Doppler study
  • Vascular screening
  • Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT)

  • Off-pump bypass surgery
  • Heart valve repair and replacement
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Repair of thoracic aneurysm
  • Homografting
  • Pacemaker and cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) implants
  • Pulmonary surgery
  • Aortic dissection
  • Endovascular aneurysm repair
  • Repair of congenital defects in adults
  • Transmyocardial revascularization
Cardiac Rhythm

  • Electrophysiology
  • Biventricular pacing
  • Cardioversion
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • ICD implantation
  • Tilt-table testing


  • Cardiac stress testing
  • Echocardiograms
  • Holter monitoring
  • Event monitoring
  • Cardiac CT angiography (CTA)
  • HeartSHAPE® coronary calcium scoring
  • ICG testing


  • Device clinic
  • Lipid clinic
  • Coumadin clinic
  • Heart failure clinic
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  • 35 years of experience                                       
  • 47 cardiovascular physicians and 22 non-physician practitioners
  • 7 leading hospitals
  • 15 community cardiac offices serving a five state region
  • Two-time Top 100 heart hospitals
  • Bristol Regional Medical Center is the only hospital in Tennessee and Virginia to receive the American Heart Association's Mission Lifeline Gold Performance Achievement Award for heart attack treatment
  • Two of the nation’s top heart bypass surgery groups based on risk adjusted outcomes, as ranked in the nation’s leading consumer reporting magazine.  Bristol Regional Medical Center and Holston Valley Medical Center are the only hospitals in Tennessee that achieved the maximum possible three-star ranking
  • Board certifications in the following sub-specialties:
Cardiovascular disease             Interventional cardiology      Cardiac electrophysiology             Phlebology                              Vascular medicine                 Nuclear Cardiology                             Echocardiography                    Cardiovascular/cardiothoracic surgery

  • The only group in the region performing state-of-the-art procedures such as: Trans-aortic valve replacement(TAVR), percutaneous ASD/PFO closures for congenital heart defects, and  trans-radial catheterization
  • Cardiovascular University® offers high-volume, hands-on training for medical professionals looking to advance their skill-set in cardiovascular healthcare. The faculty is comprised of Wellmont CVA Heart’s prominent physicians, world renowned for their technical expertise, advanced patient care, education and research
  • The Wellmont CVA Heart Institute is a national leader in clinical research and is currently the #1 enroller for five national and international studies