Dr. Nicholas Cossa, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Falls Church, VA and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in interventional cardiology and cardiology.


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Dr. Cossa's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Heart Murmur
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cossa treats Heart Murmur more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Cossa treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cossa treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Cossa treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Heart Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cossa treats Heart Disease more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Cossa treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Cossa's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)

About Me

Biography

Dr. Nicholas Cossa, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Falls Church, VA and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in interventional cardiology and cardiology.

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

1986
Washington Hospital Center
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Washington Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Washington Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1980
Albany Medical College
Medical School
1986
1984
1982
1980

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Dr. Cossa's Reviews

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Terrible, I was in extreme pain during the procedure
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My medical problems and residual poor health conditions began with poor treatment from Dr. Cossa. He was aloof. His Catherization necessitated a femme stem to stop the bleeding. I was in a 'coed' room, yes with a roommate at Inova FFX hospital in Cardiac Intensive care. Dr. Cossa misdiagnosed the cause of my heart attack/heart event. I had no blockage and was sent home without blood thinner...bringing me back to the hospital with a TIA. He covered me up with Rx which were not needed.
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Dr. Cossa spends as much time as necessary to discuss my health and answer all my questions.
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Dr. Cossa did angioplasty on one clogged artery and inserted a stent in theother clogged artery and then waited hurs for me to awaken from the procedure. Very thorough and professional. Four years later and still no recurrence of problems. His associate Dr. Vives is now my cardiologist at the same Virginia Heart practice.
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Excellent care. Very thorough. The doctor, PA and all of the staff have been wonderful. I'm feeling much better!
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My first visit to Dr. Cossa. I left quite impressed. Never felt rushed when talking to him. He is an exceptional listener and answered all of my questions throughly. He makes you feel like this is the first time he has heard these questions and you are the first patient who has asked. A rare quality that most doctors don't have. He suggested alternatives that in a month may eliminate my need to stay on blood thinners. I can't tell you how happy I was to hear that!
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67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

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