Structural services include:

  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure
  • We can repair this heart defect using the Amplatzer PFO Occluder – a closure device made of wire mesh discs and a polyester fabric that’s delivered through a catheter and placed over the opening.

  • Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty (BAV)
  • Balloon valvuloplasty is a procedure that widens a heart valve that is narrowed due to aortic valve stenosis. During this procedure, a thin flexible tube called a catheter is inserted through an artery in the groin or arm and threaded into the heart. When the tube reaches the narrowed heart valve, a balloon at the end of the tube is inflated. The balloon widens the valve opening. During the procedure, you will be awake. But you will receive local anesthesia where the catheter is inserted as well as intravenous pain medicine along with a sedative to help you relax.

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • A quick and easy finger-stick screening that measures blood sugar levels following eight hours of fasting, our Blood Glucose test helps identify diabetes —a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke — as well as monitor blood sugar levels for those already diagnosed with the disease.

Structural Services

Structural heart disease interventions represent a new branch of percutaneous treatments covering a wide range of congenital and acquired diseases that were previously treated surgically or simply not addressed. The term structural heart disease has been widely used to refer to a group of noncoronary heart diseases ranging from septal defects to acquired valvular disease. With his tireless efforts, Dr. Dan Sraow worked closely with the administration at Dignity Health East Valley to start the Structural Heart Program at Chandler Regional Medical Center. This new branch of percutaneous intervention has several distinguishing characteristics:

  • most of the disorders require a multidisciplinary approach that includes cardiac imaging specialists, clinical cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, interventional pediatricians, and cardiac surgeons among others.
  • A thorough study is essential to select the patients who will benefit from percutaneous intervention.
  • It requires continuous training and knowledge of the different materials and devices needed to treat the different diseases.
  • the cardiac catheterization laboratory should be adapted to perform hybrid procedures
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