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Cardiovascular

Arizona Institute of Medicine & Surgery

General Surgeon located in Kingman, AZ

General surgeon M. Azam Khan, MD, and the team at Arizona Institute of Medicine & Surgery provide cutting-edge cardiovascular procedures in an ambulatory setting at their state-of-the-art facility in Kingman, Arizona. If you need a cardiovascular procedure and want to avoid a trip to the hospital, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Cardiovascular Q & A

What is cardiovascular medicine?

Cardiovascular medicine focuses on conditions that affect the heart, veins, and arteries. The expert providers at the Arizona Institute of Medicine & Surgery have extensive experience with cardiovascular medicine. 

The facility’s on-site cardiac catheterization laboratory, also called a cath lab, is fully equipped with the advanced technology you find at a hospital. Unlike a hospital, the Arizona Institute of Medicine & Surgery provides personalized, patient-centered care at affordable rates. 

What are the common cardiovascular conditions?

The team at Arizona Institute of Medicine & Surgery diagnoses and treats a wide range of cardiovascular conditions, including:

Heart murmurs

A heart murmur causes a whooshing or swishing sound during your heartbeat cycle. Heart murmurs are often harmless, but they may be a sign of an underlying condition, such as a heart valve abnormality. 

Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat. Your heart may beat too fast, too slow, or in a chaotic rhythm. Atrial fibrillation is a common form of arrhythmia. 

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia

Arrhythmic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) is a rare condition that occurs when fat or fibrous tissue replaces the muscle of your heart’s right ventricle. This weakens your heart’s ability to pump blood. 

What cardiovascular procedures might I need?

The skilled providers at Arizona Institute of Medicine & Surgery perform a variety of diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures, including:

Defibrillation

A defibrillator sends an electrical pulse to your heart to restore its natural rhythm. Defibrillation can prevent or correct arrhythmia. 

Pacemaker placement

Arrhythmia that lasts a long time may require a pacemaker. Your surgeon implants this small device under the skin in your chest. The pacemaker controls your heart rhythm with electrical pulses. 

Diagnostic cardiac catheterization

This procedure involves inserting a tiny tube called a catheter through your skin and into an artery. Then, your provider sends the catheter up your blood vessel toward your heart. They inject a dye to look for blockages. 

Angioplasty and stenting

Angioplasty and stenting are two procedures that keep your blood vessels open. Angioplasty involves using a catheter to place a small balloon in a blocked coronary artery. Your provider inflates the balloon to allow blood to flow. A stent is a small metal tube that your provider may place in the artery to prevent it from closing after angioplasty. 

Percutaneous transcatheter placement

This procedure involves replacing a damaged or diseased heart valve with an artificial valve. Using transcatheter placement, this minimally invasive procedure treats problems that would otherwise require open-heart surgery. 

For advanced care of cardiovascular conditions, call the Arizona Institute of Medicine & Surgery, or book an appointment online today.