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Helping Keep Heart Patients in the Community

Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) TAVR program (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) 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 with multiple medical comorbidities, like […]

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YRMC, Prescott Radiologists Make Sure That Radiation Exposure is Low

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and Prescott Radiologists work together to “ensure that everyone [in our community] receives excellent and accurate imaging studies,” said Dr. Brian Kimball, a radiologist with Prescott Radiologists and the hospital’s radiation safety officer. There is no doubt about it: Diagnostic and interventional imaging such as X-rays, fluoroscopy and CT scans […]

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Treating Back Pain with Injections

Treating back pain and injuries non-surgically can be a less invasive way to feel better without complicated and risky surgery. Under the direction of fellowship-trained Neuroradiologist David Lloyd, M.D., Vascular and Interventional Specialists of Prescott (VISP), doctors perform minimally invasive, non-surgical back treatments that relieve pain and may help people avoid surgery. The doctors at […]

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Welcoming 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 the body. It prevents […]

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Minimally Invasive Procedures Happen in Cath Lab

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. Dr. Matthew Dicker, an interventional radiologist with Prescott Radiologists, said, “The […]

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