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Now Showing: Places in the Heart

Knowledge is power. This old saying rings true when you’re faced with medical decisions for yourself or someone you love. When it comes to heart care, these decisions can be life altering. Pierre Tibi, MD, FACS, Medical Director of the James Family Heart Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC), […]

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YRMC’s James Family Heart Center Team Performs Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement

The James Family Heart Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has reached another milestone. YRMC’s Heart Center recently performed its first transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR)—an emerging and highly complex heart valve surgery procedure. “Very few heart centers in Arizona, the region or even nationwide have the advanced technology, […]

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When Your Heart Skips a Beat

People use the expression “my heart skipped a beat” to describe excitement, fear and even love. But to Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Nisha Tung-Takher, MD, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) PhysicianCare Cardiology, an irregular heartbeat can have many meanings. An accomplished cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. Tung has spent her medical career studying the […]

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How You Can Prevent a Brain Attack

Many in the medical community now use the phrase “brain attack” in place of “stroke.” That’s because strokes have lots in common with heart attacks. A heart attack happens when an artery that delivers blood to the heart becomes blocked. Deprived of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood, heart tissue begins to […]

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Robert Candipan, PhD, MD Joins YRMC PhysicianCare Cardiology

Yavapai Regional Medical Center PhysicianCare is pleased to welcome Robert Candipan, PhD, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, to its cardiology team on Ainsworth Drive in Prescott. Dr. Candipan has completed an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, California and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University […]

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The Story of TAVR Patient Number 12

Replacing damaged heart valves with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) – a minimally invasive procedure – improves the quality of life for the critically ill people who undergo it, recent research reviews show. This is no surprise to Prescott Valley resident Nicholas “Red” Demino and his daughter, Lily Bergin, of […]

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Dr. Amad Zineldine Joins the Cardiology Team at YRMC PhysicianCare

Yavapai Regional Medical Center PhysicianCare welcomes Amad Zineldine, MD, FACC, Interventional Cardiology, to its growing cardiology team in Prescott Valley. Dr. Zineldine is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Internal Medicine. He completed a Cardiology Fellowship at Cornell University in New York City, New York. Dr. Zineldine […]

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New Cardiologist at YRMC PhysicianCare Cardiology

Soundos K. Moualla, MD, FACC, FSCAI, has joined the Yavapai Regional Medical Center PhysicianCare Cardiology team at 802 Ainsworth Drive in Prescott. Dr. Moualla completed her medical degree at the National University of Ireland 
in Dublin, Ireland. Her post-doctoral education and training includes: Rotating Internship: Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, […]

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TAVR Turns Nine Months Old!

Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program has been up and running since November 2016, and is making a positive difference for local patients. Initially, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the program for high risk patients. “These were patients in their upper 80s […]

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YRMC Reversing Heart Disease Support Group: Learning Together to Manage and Possibly Reverse Disease

In 1978, cardiologist Dean Ornish, MD, set out to prove that healthy lifestyle habits and a plant-based diet could stop, and even reverse, the progression of heart disease. Fast-forward thirty-nine years: the Ornish Reversal Program™ has helped thousands of people significantly improve their heart function, restore vibrant health, and even […]

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Welcome to the Quad Cities, TAVR! Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a minimally-invasive procedure performed collaboratively by interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. Typically, people who have aortic stenosis (narrowing) or malfunction of the aortic valve need open heart surgery to replace the damaged valve. A valve controls the passage of blood from the heart to […]

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ACA and AHCCCS Got You Baffled? Local Help is Here!

Finding health insurance coverage that works for you and your family can be confusing. Should you look for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace (healthcare.gov) or are you eligible for Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS – Arizona’s Medicaid)? Representatives from trusted, local organizations are available to answer these […]

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The Catheterization Laboratory: Minimally Invasive Procedures Happen Here

The location where an Interventional Radiologist performs image-guided, minimally invasive procedures is a room in the Catheterization Laboratory (Cath Lab) or the Angiography Suite. This state-of-the-art environment is like an operating room with diagnostic imaging equipment that assists the Interventional Radiologist during a procedure. or click here to watch Dr. […]

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YRMC PhysicianCare Welcomes Dr. Anil Kumar

Dr. Anil Kumar has joined YRMC PhysicianCare‘s cardiology team in the YRMC Outpatient Services Building in Prescott Valley. Dr. Anil Kumar is a graduate of Government Medical College in Punjab, India, and completed extensive residency program training, to include: Internal Medicine Residency, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, […]

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5 Habits for a Healthy Heart

Ask Jill Potter, RN, the number one way to lower your risk for heart disease and she doesn’t hesitate before responding: “get up and get moving.” Potter – who has earned certification both as an Exercise Physiologist and a Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional – understands how the heart responds to exercise. She […]

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