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 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.
The team at Arizona Institute of Medicine & Surgery diagnoses and treats a wide range of cardiovascular conditions, including:
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 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.
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.
The skilled providers at Arizona Institute of Medicine & Surgery perform a variety of diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures, including:
A defibrillator sends an electrical pulse to your heart to restore its natural rhythm. Defibrillation can prevent or correct arrhythmia.
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.
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 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.
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.