The treatment, care and research that happens at the Cardiovascular Interventions Center at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is performed by some of the most talented physicians and healthcare providers across multiple cardiac specialties. These include interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, and cardiac imaging.
The specialized team at the Cardiovascular Interventions Center collaborates to offer minimally invasive procedures for treatment of structural heart disease. This multidisciplinary team under the Banner Health Heart Institute provides the best possible outcomes for you or your loved ones by offering a broad, yet personalized range of treatment options, including minimally invasive catheter-based therapies such as:
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
- Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement (MitraClip)
- Left Atrial Appendage Closure (WATCHMAN and LARIAT)
- Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
- Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO)
The clinical expertise of the team at the Cardiovascular Intervention Center is further enhanced by access to cutting edge medical technologies, including a hybrid operating room that incorporates imaging and specialized instruments for minimally invasive surgery that leads to quicker patient recovery.
In the rapidly changing landscape of structural heart disease, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is one of the Southwest’s leading hospitals to offer new treatment therapies not offered elsewhere. This team participates in cutting edge research trials enrolling nationwide.
What is structural heart disease?
Structural heart disease includes conditions caused by heart structure abnormalities. This includes the heart valve and wall abnormalities that are generally considered more complex than coronary artery disease.
Some of the services performed at the Cardiovascular Intervention Center include treatment of aortic and mitral valve and structural abnormalities, including patent foramen ovale and left atrial appendage closure. More are included below:
- Severe aortic stenosis: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and transcatheter valve in valve replacement.
- Mitral regurgitation and stenosis using MitraClip and mitral balloon valvuloplasty
- Left atrial appendage closure to prevent thromboembolic strokes due to atrial fibrillation using WATCHMAN and LARIAT suture delivery device.
- Percutaneous closure of acquired or congenital heart defects such as patent foramen ovale (PFO), atrioseptal defects and ventricular septal defects.
The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments, which may not yet be available to the public.