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The free “We Take Your Health to Heart” event Feb. 13 includes a live broadcast of a heart procedure, as shown from last year’s program. RSVP to shc.org or call 480-882-4636. The event is Feb. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Saguaro South Grand Ballroom at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix.

Heart experts show latest treatments at free Feb. 13 event

The public is invited to see and hear information on the latest advances in heart attack and valve repair treatments with some of the nation’s foremost cardiologists and surgeons at a free community event Feb. 13 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort.

Highlighting the event is a procedure broadcast live from the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center. “We Take Your Health to Heart” starts at 6:30 pm in the Saguaro South Ballroom at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, 535 E. Marriott Dr. in Phoenix.

Interventional cardiologist David Rizik, MD will perform the live procedure moderated by a panel of experts, and will join the panel shortly after completing the catheterization. Other presentations will include information on aortic stenosis and nonsurgical Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.

“Over the last decade there has been a meteoric evolution in the heart and vascular sciences. We want to provide a rich educational experience, showcasing the latest cardiovascular technologies and interaction with world-class physicians,” said Dr. Rizik.

In addition to Dr. Rizik, who is medical director of Heart & Vascular Services and Interventional Cardiology for Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Thompson Peak Hospital; panelists include James Hermiller, MD, director of interventional cardiology at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana; Robert Riley, MD, medical director of cardiovascular surgery for Scottsdale Healthcare; Kevin Klassen, MD, medical director of cardiology services, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Thompson Peak Hospital; Scottsdale Healthcare cardiologists Robert Burke, MD and Allen Reinfeld, MD; and Maulik Shah, MD, medical director of interventional cardiology, Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center.

One of the latest advances in is the Edwards Sapien Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) which will be featured with Dr. Rizik on KAET Channel 8, Arizona’s PBS later this month. The procedure is approved for patients with inoperable aortic stenosis (failing heart valves), using a catheter fed through the femoral artery to implant the new valve.

Registration for “We Take Your Health to Heart” is free at shc.org or call 480-882-4636. The event is Feb. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Saguaro South Grand Ballroom at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix Ariz. 85054.

“We Take Your Health to Heart” is sponsored by Scottsdale Healthcare and includes faculty from the 2013 Scottsdale Interventional Forum medical education conference taking place at the JW Marriott.

Scottsdale Healthcare is a community-based, not-for-profit health system that includes Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care centers and the Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute. A leader in medical innovation, talent and technology, Scottsdale Healthcare was founded in 1962 and based in Scottsdale, Ariz. For more information, visit www.shc.org.

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Banner Good Samaritan Recognized for Heart Program

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center has been named to the Becker’s Hospital Review list of “100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs,” recognizing outstanding hospitals and cardiology programs in the United States.

Hospitals on the list were chosen for their excellence in heart care and research based on clinical accolades, recognition for quality care and contributions to the fields of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery. The Cavanagh Heart Center at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center continues to be recognized as a leading provider of cardiac services and vascular research. The center offers complete diagnosis, treatment and educational services, focusing on highly specialized surgical and minimally invasive heart care treatment, intensive care, telemetry, cardiac rehabilitation and cardiovascular research.

“It’s the hard work of our physicians, nurses and technicians that has earned us this honor,” said Larry Volkmar, chief executive officer of Banner Good Samaritan. “Our facility is dedicated to providing world-class heart care to the Valley through our in-facility and home care services.”

Surgeons at the heart center were some of the first in the nation to implant the left ventricular assist device to treat heart failure in patients not eligible for heart transplants. The hospital’s surgeons are also the only physicians in Phoenix who perform pulmonary artery endarterectomy to treat clot formation in the pulmonary artery. Additionally, heart and vascular researchers at Cavanagh have helped innovate several new technologies, including an implantable device that monitors the heart and alerts patients when a heart attack may be imminent — even with no symptoms. The center is also one of the few hospitals in Arizona to offer a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) program for people suffering from severe aortic stenosis.

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Banner Good Samaritan and other hospitals on the Becker’s Hospital Review are working to combat this statistic through innovative clinical research, high-quality care and state-of-the-art treatments. These hospitals have also extended their services beyond the confines of their facilities by educating their local communities about heart health, helping sharpen our country’s focus on preventive care and population health.