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Structural Heart Program and Patient Clinic

The Structural Heart Program and Patient Clinic is a collaborative effort involving interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons working together to provide innovative heart treatment solutions and the best possible outcomes for our patients with structural heart diseases, including:

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)

Our medical team is able to efficiently perform a multidisciplinary evaluation, and collaborate closely with your personal physician to develop a specialized treatment plan. They continuously work together to provide patients with informed and effective cardiovascular care. This clinical expertise is further enhanced by the team’s access to the best in medical technology, including the most advanced Hybrid Operating Room.

To make an appointment or for more information on the
Structural Heart Program and Patient Clinic, call 480-323-3459.


Hybrid Operating Room 

Just as there are smart cars and smart phones, there is now a “smart” operating room at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center.

Known as a Hybrid Operating Room (OR), this state-of-the-art surgical suite combines radiology, a cardiac catheterization lab and surgery all in one room for heart and vascular patients.

In the Hybrid OR, the patient stays in one place with the interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists or interventional radiologists and heart and vascular surgeons all working side-by-side in the same room, at the same time. If a patient is undergoing a cardiac catheterization procedure and it becomes necessary to perform a surgical procedure, the patient doesn’t have to be moved.

With ceiling-mounted equipment and more than 800 square feet, the futuristic OR is twice the size of a traditional operating room and offers an open and spacious environment with the latest equipment for high-quality imaging with in-depth 3-D visualization.

Hybrid OR at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center opens up a new world in cardiac and vascular surgery, providing the capability to use new, less invasive techniques.

Ideal for performing complex catheterization and surgical procedures all at one time, the Hybrid OR provides the safest care to patients with complex conditions while minimizing the total number of interventions they may require.

Scottsdale Healthcare is proud to announce it is among one of the first United States hospitals approved to perform a new nonsurgical heart valve replacement procedure inside the new Hybrid OR, the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). TAVR is significant because it does not require open-chest surgery, giving hope to heart patients with inoperable aortic stenosis.

A catheter fed through the femoral artery is used to implant the Edwards™ SAPIEN Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve, which recently received FDA approval for commercial use in the United States.

Patients with inoperable aortic stenosis tend to be older and sicker, often with multiple additional health issues complicating their condition. The TAVR procedure gives hope for extending the lives of these patients with improved quality of life.