2011: VVMC elevates Cardiac Catheterization lab

Verde Valley Medical Center’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory allows physicians to diagnose and treat cardiovascular patients who have a wide range of conditions through minimally invasive procedures.

Verde Valley Medical Center’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory allows physicians to diagnose and treat cardiovascular patients who have a wide range of conditions through minimally invasive procedures.

Cardiology patients at VVMC now have access to an extremely sophisticated Cardiac Catheterization Lab-oratory (Cath Lab) with the addition of the GE Innova 3100IQ system.

The new system allows physicians to diagnose and treat cardiovascular patients who have a wide range of conditions through minimally invasive procedures.

This new system expands VVMC’s capabilities to provide a greater range of image-guided, minimally invasive cardiovascular treatment options.

The all-digital X-ray system allows physicians to more clearly see the blood vessels and anatomy of the heart, as well as blood vessels throughout the entire body – even small, fine vessels all the way to the fingertips.

The system provides exceptional image quality through high-contrast, high-resolution views on an extra-large, flat-screen monitor that shows up to four different images at one time.

The 3-D images can be rotated for additional views of the anatomy. The large, circular X-ray platform rotates 20 degrees in just one second, reducing radiation exposure.

VVMC Cardiac Cath Lab marks 10 years

This year, VVMC celebrates 10 years of providing state-of-the-art, comprehensive interventional cardiac catheterization care.

Since 2001, board-certified cardiologists and specialty trained staff have been performing life-saving diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures in VVMC’s technologically advanced Car-diac Catheterization Labor-atory (Cath Lab).

To learn more about VVMC’s Heart and Vascular Care, visit VerdeValleyMedicalCenter.com/OurServices/

HeartandVascularCare or call 928 639-6509. In case of an emergency, call 911.

The Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona

The Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona (HVCNA) is a partnership between Verde Valley Medical Center and Flagstaff Medical Center and has offices located in Cottonwood, Flagstaff, Camp Verde, Sedona and Winslow.

Designed to provide patients a continuum of care, HVCNA offers comprehensive services from diagnosis and treatment through recovery and rehabilitation.

Diagnostic (noninvasive) services include all types of stress testing, nuclear imaging, cardiac and peripheral ultrasound, cardiac Doppler and pacemaker/defibrillator interrogation and programming.

When invasive procedures are necessary, cardiac catheterization, balloon angioplasty, stent placement, permanent pacemaker insertion and interventional treatment for peripheral arterial disease are available (including aortic endograft therapy and carotid stenting).

Cardiothoracic and vascular surgery is performed including coronary artery bypass grafting, valve repair and replacement, Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation, and major thoracic and vascular surgical procedures.

For more information on the Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona, visit NAHeartCare.com.

To make an appointment with one of our expert physicians, call 877-928-WELL.

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