CardioVascular Associates P.C. is one of the largest cardiology practices in the Southeast providing heart and vascular care to over 46,000 patients a year. Over the past 64 years, CVA has gained extensive experience in comprehensive programs offering our patients the full spectrum of prevention, noninvasive and invasive diagnostic modalities, and endovascular procedures. This broad approach serves to improve our patients' quality of life while providing access to new drugs and leading edge technology.
Our 32 cardiologists are at the forefront of new treatment options, using the latest technology to combat vascular disease and researching the treatments of the future. Angioplasty and stents are frequently used to re-open blocked vessels in the heart. However, the same process that causes heart disease can cause poor circulation to other parts of the body, such as the legs, arms and kidneys. Our physicians therefore treat the entire vascular system, even the carotid vessels that supply the brain. CVA also offers non-surgical treatment for conditions that normally require major surgery, such as abdominal aortic aneurysms and heart defects where there is an opening between the two chambers of the heart.
Recognizing that heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women, we are the only practice in Birmingham with a dedicated Women's CardioVascular Clinic, which is located at Brookwood Medical Center.
Of course, the best way to reduce the impact of heart disease is to prevent it from advancing. That's why we emphasize education and prevention, with a strong belief in the old adage, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." But in the end, it's our people, the physicians and staff, who make the difference.
CVA's full-time offices are located at Brookwood Medical Center (including our Women's CardioVascular Center) and Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham; Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Alabama; Coosa Valley Medical Center in Sylacauga, Alabama; and Citizens Baptist Medical Center in Talladega, Alabama. Our cardiologists also see patients at several outreach locations. They are ACIPCO Medical Group in Birmingham, St. Vincent's St. Clair in Pell City, Alabama, Clanton, Calera and Fultondale.