Clinical Research

Since 1991, Phoenix Heart PLLC has been committed to bringing the latest cardiovascular medical and device therapy to our patients.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to ensure excellence in the field of Medical and Device Research. We will provide our participants with our commitment to their absolute well-being as we focus on quality, reliability, and validity in all research here at Phoenix Heart, PLLC.


Since 1991, Phoenix Heart PLLC has been committed to contributing to the knowledge base of integrative and evidence based practice. Under the direction of Dr. Fred H. Cucher, Medical Director of Research, our research team actively conducts and collaborates on research studies to determine the safety and effectiveness.  Phoenix Heart, PLLC adheres to the international standards of “Good Clinical Practice” (GCP).

Our research philosophy is based on a commitment to our patients to provide the latest in cardiovascular treatment alternatives while protecting patients, rights, safety and well being.

Phoenix Heart, PLLC research facility is developed as a private outpatient research clinic, with development in phases II through IV.  Our expertise lies in the pharmaceutical and interventional trials in the following therapeutic specialties:

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Antiplatelet Therapy
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Stenting
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Lipid Therapy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease

Phoenix Heart, PLLC – Research Facility

Research Space:
Private patient interview office, monitor conference room and Examination/laboratory room.

Laboratory Room includes:
Ambient and Refrigerated Centrifuge
Ample storage space for study lab kits
Access to dry ice
Courier pick up service provided
Digital and manual blood pressure device and weight scale

Medication Closet:
Enclosed locked doors with limited key access
Floor to ceiling secure closet
Double locked narcotic cabinet with limited access
Temperature controlled and daily min/max monitoring

Phoenix Heart, PLLC Research Team

Principal Investigators:

Fred H. Cucher, MD, FACC

Medical Director for the Research Department.

Board Certified in Internal Medicine with Subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Fred Cucher serves as the Medical Director of our Research Department.  He has undertaken extensive research in the field of cardiology and has been involved with the development of several new modalities as the Principal Investigator and Sub-Investigator in a number of research protocols. Dr. Cucher’s leadership in the field of research can be divided into two categories. As a preeminent diagnostician and as a Cardiologist he focuses on the total care of the patients involved in Medical Research. He is involved in the Informed Consent Process, and remains involved in the care of the patients throughout the course of the study.

Research lead by Dr. Cucher includes the following studies:

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Attack
  • Lipid Therapy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes

Yvette Binns, RCP, CRC

Director, Research Department

Research Coordinator

Yvette is a clinical research coordinator and Director of theResearch Department here at Phoenix Heart, PLLC. As a clinical research coordinator, she has experience in recruitment, selection of new protocols, knowledge of Good Clinical Practices as set by Federal regulations, and identifying patients for clinical trials.  Yvette is also licensed as a respiratory therapist.

  • IATA Certified
  • NIH Certified

Contact Yvette at: 602-298-7777 x121

Phoenix Heart, PLLC has or is partnered up with following pharmaceutical and device sponsors to carry out a successful outcome:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Cardiovascular Center
  • Cook Medical
  • Eisai
  • G.D. Searle & Company
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Janssen
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Medtronic
  • Myogen
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Schering-Plough Corp