At Phoenix Heart Center, we understand the concerns you may have when dealing with heart health and vascular issues. That’s why we are fully committed to providing you with the personalized, one-on-one attention that you deserve. The interventional cardiology team takes the time to completely understand your concerns, accurately diagnose your issues and discuss all treatment options with you. Throughout your journey to a healthier you, trust that we will deliver expert and personalized service.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., yet it is often preventable and treatable. When dealing with medical matters of the heart, you need an experienced cardiologist who will take the time to understand your concerns, accurately diagnose your issues and provide high-quality treatments using the latest in cardiovascular advancements. Whether you have experienced chest pain, a heart attack or heart failure, or have been diagnosed with heart disease, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you can count on the professional health care team at Phoenix Heart Center for exceptional treatment and support.
The Vascular Disease Foundation estimates that at least 20 – 25 million people in the U.S. have varicose veins — a condition in which blood flow through the leg’s veins is impaired — causing swelling, skin discoloration and ulcers, pain, cramping and weakness. At the Phoenix Heart Center, our health care team has extensive experience in effectively evaluating and treating varicose veins (chronic venous insufficiency or venous reflux disease).
Radial First is a cardiac catheterization procedure performed through the patient’s radial artery, located on the wrist. St. Luke’s Medical Center is the first hospital and one of only a few hospitals in the country to utilize the Radial First approach as the preferred method for all cardiac catheterization procedures.
The radial artery is located close to the surface of the skin resulting in less trauma to the body during insertion. Because the radial artery is smaller and located in the wrist, it responds quickly to simple pressure. This technique is proven to be safer and more comfortable for patients and has better long-term results than traditional methods. In addition, using the Radial First approach enables most patients to immediately get out of bed and move around following the procedures, which provides them great comfort and a faster recovery period. The physicians at the Phoenix Heart Center utilize this technique.
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