Cardiovascular Lab

Phoenix Heart -  - Cardiologist

Phoenix Heart

Cardiologists located throughout Greater Phoenix, AZ

The CardioVascular Lab at Phoenix Heart gives patients the opportunity to receive state-of-the-art diagnostic and interventional procedures in a comfortable, private setting. Patients also benefit from the ability to receive same-day care from board-certified interventionalists who specialize in coronary and peripheral vascular conditions. To learn more about the CardioVascular Lab or to schedule an appointment, use online booking or call one of the offices in Glendale, Goodyear, Anthem, Buckeye, and Black Canyon City, Arizona.

Cardiovascular Lab Q & A

What are the Advantages of an On-Site Cardiovascular Lab?

The team at Phoenix Heart established an on-site cardiovascular lab so they could provide gold-standard care for their patients. They understand that when you need a cardiovascular procedure, the last thing you want to do is wait. With the on-site lab, you receive state-of-the-art care quickly.

The in-house cardiovascular lab is also convenient. You don’t have to waste time traveling to another facility. Plus, your procedure is performed in the comfort of your doctor’s office, where the staff know you personally and care for your well-being.

Is the CardioVascular Lab Certified?

Absolutely. The CardioVascular Lab at Phoenix Heart is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). To receive accreditation, the lab must comply with stringent standards and undergo routine re-evaluations to ensure the facility meets quality markers.

Accreditation is your guarantee that the team is committed to your safety. To receive AAAASF accreditation, the lab must be fully equipped to safely perform the procedures offered. Additionally, all staff must be fully credentialed and certified.

What Procedures are Performed in the CardioVascular Lab?

Diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures go hand in hand. Diagnostic procedures always precede an interventional procedure and sometimes, a problem is discovered during a diagnostic test that’s immediately treated with a catheter-based treatment.

The team at Phoenix Heart performs comprehensive procedures including:

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Coronary angiography
  • Carotid angiography
  • Upper extremity angiography
  • Abdominal aortography
  • Renal artery angiography, angioplasty, and stenting
  • Iliac artery angiography, angioplasty, and stenting
  • Lower extremity angiography
  • Orbital and laser atherectomy
  • Peripheral artery angioplasty and stenting
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Venography
  • IVC filter placement and retrieval


Diagnostic tests like angiography and venography use X-rays and dye injected into your blood vessels to examine blood flow and look for problems such as blocked vessels and aneurysms.

During an intravascular ultrasound, a catheter containing a tiny ultrasound probe produces images of the inside of your blood vessels. Interventional procedures also rely on catheters that the doctors guide through your blood vessels. Specialized catheters contain a number of tools for removing clots and performing other cardiovascular procedures.

If you need a diagnostic or interventional procedure, or you have questions about the CardioVascular lab, call Phoenix Heart today or schedule an appointment online.