Specialized heart disease care in Northern Virginia

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women and men, accounting for one in four deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Reston Hospital Center's expert cardiologists and other cardiac specialists are dedicated to helping patients with heart disease improve their heart health so they can lead full, active lives.

For more information about our heart disease services, talk to your doctor or call (877) 689-3627 to speak to a nurse 24/7.

There are many types of heart disease, such as coronary artery disease (CAD), ischemic heart disease or congenital heart disease. Our cardiologists in Reston are committed to helping patients better understand their type of heart disease so they can manage their condition more effectively.

Comprehensive heart care

From screenings and diagnosis to treatments and long-term disease management, our highly regarded heart care team in Reston provides complete care for cardiac conditions that result in heart disease.

We perform a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures including cardiac catheterization, angioplasty and electrophysiology studies. Additionally, we offer hypothermia therapy to reduce organ damage following cardiac arrest.

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Heart disease in women

On average, women develop heart disease 10 years later than men. Heart disease often goes underdiagnosed in women because symptoms of heart disease in females may differ from those in men and can easily be overlooked. In fact, the CDC reports 64 percent of women who die suddenly of heart disease had no symptoms at all.

At Reston Hospital, we emphasize the importance of early detection—in both women and men—through a variety of heart screening and imaging tests to help diagnose heart disease as soon as possible.

Heart disease risk factors

Anyone can develop heart disease&emdash; however, the following conditions put you at higher risk for developing the disease:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hyperlipidemia (high fat levels in the blood)
  • Family history of heart disease

Accredited Chest Pain Center

Heart disease can lead to a heart attack. Reston Hospital is the only Accredited Chest Pain Center in northern Virginia certified by ACC Accreditation Services. If you suspect you may be having a heart attack, seek emergency treatment immediately to save as much healthy heart muscle as possible.

Treatment can begin as soon as emergency personnel arrive, giving you the best chance of survival and full recovery.

If you think someone is having a heart attack, call 911 immediately.

Advanced cardiac catheterization lab in Reston

Reston Hospital's cardiac catheterization lab (also called a cath lab) is equipped with a fully digital system that gives our specialists the comprehensive cardiovascular imaging tools they need for critical diagnostic and interventional procedures.

Designed to ensure optimal patient safety and comfort, our cardiac cath lab technology enables precision positioning at high speeds, which minimizes the procedure time.

During cardiac catheterization, a thin catheter is inserted into an artery, usually in your wrist or groin, and guided through your artery. The procedure may be used as a diagnostic tool to diagnose heart disease or as an interventional tool, including as a way to break up a blood clot during a heart attack.