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We Take Your Health to Heart

Diagnostic Imaging Center 

Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease at Scottsdale Healthcare begins with the identification and diagnosis of cholesterol build-up within the heart's arteries. 

Diagnostic Treatments and Procedures

Treating cardiovascular disease at Scottsdale Healthcare is a team approach as specially trained cardiologists and radiologists work together to provide a full evaluation of an individual patient’s risks and/or symptoms. Highly trained and experienced cardiovascular specialists utilize the latest in imaging techniques and work closely together to create excellence in patient care. With this important diagnostic information in hand, physicians can accurately direct patient care and treatment utilizing the most contemporary procedures, such as:

  • ECG and heart rhythm monitoring
  • Echocardiography
  • Myocardial perfusion imaging
  • Cardiac PET imaging

 

Significant advances in both surgical and nonsurgical techniques for heart disease have been established in the last decade, in large part due to innovations both inside and outside of the cardiac catheterization laboratory. These techniques include:

  • Radio frequency ablation of cardiac arrhythmias and implantation of permanent pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators and biventricular pacemakers
  • Coronary artery stenting
  • Full cardiac catheter hemodynamics of the heart’s function and performance
  • Percutaneous structural heart disease therapies using minimally invasive closure devices for repair of septal (the heart wall between the right and left ventricle) defects
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transthoracic (TTE) and Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) utilized for a comprehensive cardiovascular evaluation using 2D and 3D Echo

 

All cardiodiagnostic labs at Scottsdale Healthcare have been fully accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Some of the many services offered include:

  • Routine standard protocol echocardiography
  • Hemodynamic assessment of the heart and great vessels utilizing intravenous echo contrast structural and myocardial mechanics assessment with the use of tissue doppler, strain, and speckled tracking imaging
  • 2D and 3D structural, qualitative and quantitative valvular evaluations as well as ventricular volumetric assessments and myocardial mechanics stress testing
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Myocardial viability studies
  • Aortic valvular evaluation using dobutamine stress echocardiography in the setting of low gradient aortic valve stenosis and paradoxically low flow aortic valve stenosis
  • Treatment of percutaneous structural heart disease such as TAVR and septal defect closure devices utilizing 2D and 3D guidance
  • Right ventricular and pulmonary artery pressure assessments