"who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness - by whose stripes you were healed." - 1 Peter 2:24

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Welcome to the ECS Center of Excellence

East Cardiovascular Specialists, PLLC is a premier cardiology practice serving the Greater Hampton Roads area. Relying on state-of-the-art technology combined with passionate and skilled attention to each patient's individual health needs. East Cardiovascular Specialists has earned its reputation as a leading cardiology practice dedicated to providing unparalleled care at every level.

Dr. Mark A East

Dr. Mark A. East

Dr. Mark A. East, received his medical degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship  and coronary and peripheral interventional fellowship training Duke University Medical Center. He completed training in clinical research and served as Chief Fellow, Duke Clinical Research Institute, the nations first academic research organization.   Dr. East has been a staff member of Sentara Norfolk General and served in the area since 2003 principally at Sentara Heart Hospital.

Ursula Pretorius

Ursula Pretorius

Ursula Pretorius Graduated with a Masters degree in Nursing at University Johannesburg, South Africa. She specialized in critical care at Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg, known as a Trauma 1 hospital in Africa. She also assisted in starting the first heart transplant program for private clinics in South Africa.


After immigrating to the USA with her family, she worked in the Cardiothoracic Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Sentara Heart Hospital Norfolk. She completed her master\'s degree in Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, University Massachusetts, Boston. She is Board certified in Virginia.




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6275 E Virginia Beach Blvd Suite 200
Norfolk, VA 23502

tel 757-222-0012
fax 888-607-9653