Referring a Patient

Health_ProfessionalsYour patients' health is our top priority, and we strive to accept same day appointments when necessary. When you refer a patient to CVA, they will be given the opportunity to see one of our cardiologists in clinic and have any recommended non-invasive diagnostic testing performed during the same visit in an effort to provide a positive patient experience with less wait time and reduced number of trips to our office. To speak with our scheduling staff, call (205) 510-5000 and press 1.

Educational Meetings

Our physicians have a passion for sharing their knowledge and expertise about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular conditions. We hold several events at our Main Campus throughout the year to educate and share knowledge with a wide range of healthcare providers, colleagues, patients, and community.

The annual Cardiovascular Update, presented by the CVA Medical Education Foundation, is structured to provide a concise and relevant review of the past year's developments and recommendations for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. It is our goal that primary care physicians, specialists, and other health care providers will find this meeting to be an effective and enjoyable venue to update their cardiovascular knowledge. Healthcare providers throughout Alabama and the Southeast region are invited to attend.

Visit cvupdate.org for more information on the annual CV Update event.

Career Opportunities

Are you interested in joining a team with a 65-year history of dedication to the health and wellbeing of our community? CVA is recognized as one of the largest and most respected cardiovascular practices in the Southeast. We value the employees who have helped us achieve this goal, and recognize that commitment cannot continue to be fulfilled without the help of good people. For more information or to apply online for a position, please visit teamtenet.com.


CVA is proud to lead and execute research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. Patients who take part in clinical trials are vital to the process of improving medical care. Our full-service research team includes cardiologists and certified research nurses and assistants to provide a high level of care for all of our participants. For more information or to contact our team, call (205) 599-6374.


CVA Research
3980 Colonnade Parkway
Birmingham, Alabama 35243
Phone (205) 599-6374
Fax (205) 599-6369
24-hour line (205) 531-1613

Current Studies

Enrolling Sutdies

CREST 2 - Carotid artery stenosis - Endarterectomy vs. Stenting vs Medical Management in asymptomatic patients
AUGUSTUS - Evaluate Triple therapy vs double therapy in subjects with acute coronary syndrome and atrial fibrillation
STROKE AF - Incidence of atrial fib by continuous cardiac monitoring (LINQ device) vs. control in subjects with recent ischemic stroke
CONTROL HTN- Rox coupler device implant for refractive Hypertension

Follow-Up Studies

ANALYZE ST - Device with ST monitoring
RESPOND CRT – Evaluate the effectiveness of the automatic optimization algorithm vs echo
REVEAL PTFU - Assess the effect of CETP inhibition vs placebo on time to first major cardiovascular event in individuals with pre-existing vascular disease
CANTOS-OLE - Assess superiority of canakinumab vs placebo on reducing cardiovascular events
DECLARE TIMI 58 - Evaluate the effect of Dapagliflozin on incidence of cardiovascular events in patients with Type 2 diabetes
SENTRY - Evaluate the safety and efficacy of IVC filter with bioabsorbable filter arms to eliminate later retrieval
MIMICS-2 - Evaluation of safety and effectiveness of BioMimics 3D stent system in patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease of the lower extremity arteries.