September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

September is Atrial fibrillation (AFib) awareness month, I will be posting general information and videos about atrial fibrillation throughout the month – these posts are general information/my opinions and do not convey medical advice. AFib is an irregular and frequently rapid heart rhythm. AFIb pre-disposes to a number of conditions such as stroke (5x), congestive…

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What is Optimizer CCM Smart Therapy?

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At CVAM in Mesa, Arizona, we understand the importance of heart health. We are pleased to announce, Dr. Andrew Kaplan and the research team at CVAM for making top 5 in the nation for implanting Optimizer CCM therapy device system. Dr. Kaplan is one of our Cardiac Electrophysiologist and oversees the device clinic and clinical…

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What is the MitraClip?

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At CVAM in Mesa, Arizona, we understand the importance of heart health. When patients have received a definitive diagnosis of mitral regurgitation, they will need to undergo a procedure to treat the problem. At our practice, we highly recommend the placement of the MitraClip. What is the MitraClip? The MitraClip is a device that is…

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When might a patient require a pacemaker?

Many patients are aware of how a pacemaker works. This special implant is placed into the body to help people who have difficulty maintaining a natural and appropriate heartbeat pattern. Pacemakers can extend one’s life span dramatically, ensuring that they have many more years ahead of them! However, many patients are unsure at which point…

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The benefits of tilt-table

Patients who are experiencing light-headedness or feeling faint on a regular basis will need to be tested to find the cause of the issue. In many cases, a cardiologist may recommend performing a diagnostic test known as a tilt-table test. Understanding the tilt-table test The doctors of CVAM of Mesa, AZ describes the tilt-table test…

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Understanding the diagnostic benefits of a carotid duplex scan

When it comes to heart health, the team of CVAM in Mesa, AZ will work with patients to provide the best diagnostic tools to ensure reliable results. We have a wide range of diagnostics in our state-of-the-art practice to give our doctors the ability to diagnose and treat a wide range of cardiovascular problems. At…

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What is a Holter monitor and how is it used?

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When cardiovascular issues occur, it is essential that patients in the Mesa, AZ community and beyond seek the assistance of a team of professionals who can offer diagnostic tools to find the source of the problem. At CVAM, our professionals have a wide range of diagnostic tools that are used in providing patients with the…

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Testing device spotlight: abdominal aortic duplex

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CVAM is fully equipped with some of the most advanced diagnostic tools on the market today. We want to help our patients better understand the tests that they may go through when coming into our practice for cardiovascular care. Our cardiologists are excited to educate patients on certain diagnostic tests performed in our office, including…

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Learn more about transesophageal echocardiography (or TEE)

At Cardiovascular Associates of Mesa in Mesa, AZ, our cardiologists have access to the latest technologies in diagnostics and treatments for the heart. We educate our patients on the various devices and diagnostic tools used in our practice, including TEE, or “transesophageal echocardiography.” What is TEE? TEE is a special diagnostic testing solution used to…

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