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Cardiology

Location Info

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Emergency Department

736 Battlefield Boulevard, N
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Cardiac Catheterization Lab

736 Battlefield Boulevard, N
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare's cardiology program combines state-of-the-art technology with board-certified physicians to provide the highest level of cardiac and vascular care in Hampton Roads. Our comprehensive approach to heart care means all services, from diagnosis to treatment, are performed under one roof by a highly skilled team of professionals. As a fully accredited Chest Pain Center with better than average door-to-balloon time, we have the best heart attack survival rates in Hampton Roads.

Robotic Heart Care

Increased control and accuracy

The Corindus CorPath® GRX System is the first FDA-cleared medical device to bring robotic-assisted precision to percutaneous coronary and vascular procedures. This new technology provides increased control and accuracy via robotic assisted operation and has greater clinical success in complex cases as compared to comparable manual procedures.

What is the CorPath GRX System?

It's the first robotic-assisted system designed to improve precision during during angioplasty or PCI procedures. Chesapeake Regional is the first hospital in the region to use the system to perform coronary and vascular procedures.

How does it work?

A doctor using the CorPath GRX SystemThe CorPath GRX System enables your interventional cardiologist with precise, robotic-assisted control of coronary guide catheters, guidewires and balloon/stent catheters while performing angioplasty. IT's an extension of the cardiologist's hands, providing greater precision, stability and enhanced visualization. 

The robotic-assisted system consists of two components:

  • Bedside Unit: The Bedside Unit is the ‘engine’ of the system that translates your interventional cardiologist’s commands into precise movements and manipulations of the coronary guide catheters, guidewires, and balloon/stents catheters. Mounted to the procedure table, the Bedside Unit holds all of the procedure’s devices. 
  • Interventional Cockpit: During your procedure, your cardiologist will perform the procedure from the Interventional Cockpit. Placed in the cath lab, next to you, the Interventional Cockpit features a simple-to-use control console interface to precisely control and measure the movement of guide catheters, guidewires, and balloon/stent catheters. The Interventional Cockpit also provides a close proximity view of the real-time monitors, as well as protection from radiation.

Robotic Heart Care Announcement

Watch Mark Toland President and CEO of Corindus announce Chesapeake Regional as the world's first fully robotic cardiac catheterization lab. Read about their announcement in our News & Media section.

Chest Pain Center

We're here when you need it most

Every 33 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies from cardiovascular disease. That's why we established the Chest Pain Center (CPC) within our Emergency Services Department. We ensure that patients receive fast, accurate diagnosis and treatment as soon as they arrive at our doors. The CPC is a collaborative effort involving a multidisciplinary team of board-certified and nationally recognized interventional cardiologists, emergency physicians, a rapid response nurse team, cardiovascular technologists and EMS personnel.

  • We treat an average of 8,000 chest pain-related cases annually.
  • We perform an average of 480 urgent and emergent cardiac interventions annually.
  • We have a better than average door-to-balloon time (a measurement of the time between when a heart attack patient comes through the door of the emergency room and receives treatment).
  • For more than two years we have consistently met a door-to-balloon time of less than 90 minutes - the best in the region. 
  • Our Cardiac Catheterization Lab is equipped with Philips' digital flat-plane cardiac-vascular X-ray system.

The Process

From the moment a 911 call is made, an intricate system of steps is in place for patients with chest pain to receive the care they need:

  • The 911 call is received.
  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center's Emergency Department (ED) is alerted.
  • Emergency Medical Service crews arrive, check vitals and attach a first responder electrocardiogram (EKG).
  • An abnormal EKG sets off an alarm in the ED.
  • The Cardiac Cath team prepares for the patient's arrival.
  • The patient arrives in the ED and is assessed in the Chest Pain Center.
  • If necessary, the Cardiac Cath team takes the patient to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab.
  • The patient undergoes an angiography.
  • Cardiologists work to stent the patient's artery.
  • The patient is transferred to the Intensive Care Unit after a successful procedure.

Through a partnership with our ambulance services, EMS teams are able to perform EKGs in the field and send the information within seconds to our emergency department. This allows the cardiac team to be in place as soon as the patient arrives at the ER.

Locations

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Emergency Department

736 Battlefield Boulevard, N
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Cardiac Catheterization Lab

736 Battlefield Boulevard, N
Chesapeake, VA 23320