Certified Cardiologist at Mountain Vista Medical Center
At Mountain Vista Medical Center, physicians use advanced therapies and techniques like cardiac catheterization, balloon angioplasty, and radiofrequency ablation to treat heart problems. Additionally, Mountain Vista Medical Center is a Chest Pain Center and Cardiac Receiving Center.
We are a nationally certified Primary Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare and a recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. You may be able to reduce your risk for stroke and heart attack by scheduling a specially priced TripleView or HeartView Scan.
Using advanced diagnostic and imaging services in our Heart Care Center means faster diagnoses, faster treatments, and more peace of mind for our patients.
What is a TripleView Screening?
Knowledge is power—especially when it comes to heart health. Tens of millions of Americans have high blood pressure, blood clots, heart disease, and other risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Many have no idea.
At Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, AZ, we offer answers. The TripleView Screening may offer early detection of heart conditions using ultrasound technology. This three-part screening package is painless, non-invasive, and uses no radiation. The test includes:
- An ankle-brachial index test, which compares the blood pressure in your arm with the blood pressure in your ankle to identify peripheral artery disease.
- A carotid ultrasound to identify carotid artery disease and stroke risk.
- An abdominal ultrasound to identify an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
These three tests evaluate blood flow through major arteries in three areas of the body, and may help find narrowed or blocked blood vessels. The results that are provided to you and your physician may be the first step in treating heart conditions and possibly preventing a future stroke or heart attack. This screening takes approximately one hour and does not require a prescription or order from your doctor.
Specially priced at $99, the TripleView Screening provides answers to your heart health questions. Contact us at 1-877-924-WELL (9355) to schedule your screening.
Detect heart disease long before symptoms occur with a quick 10-minute, non-invasive HeartView Scan.
- Find out your calcium score
- See an extraordinary analysis of your heart and its surrounding vessels.
- While no physician's order is required, some restrictions apply.
- Heart problems can be treated sooner, and that leads to faster recovery and a healthier future.
Call 1-800-862-9886 to schedule.
*We gladly accept Flex Spending Accounts (HSA's) for HeartView screenings. Payment using an HSA must be made at the hospital at the time of service; online and phone HSA payments are not available for this screening,
About The Scan
Is heart disease a part of your future?You can answer this question with a simple test. The HeartView Scan is a noninvasive way to detect health problems before symptoms occur. The scan takes approximately 10 minutes and is performed on a state-of-the-art 64-slice CT scanner.
This test measures the amount of atherosclerotic "plaque" in the coronary arteries. Plaque is the substance that builds within the walls of the arteries and can cause a heart attack if the arteries become blocked. Early detection is the key to treating heart disease.
Your test result is a number that is your calcium score. The score can range from 0 to more than 400. Any score over 100 means that you are likely to have heart disease. The higher your score, the greater your chance of having a heart attack. People who score between 100 and 400 or higher, and who are at medium risk for heart disease, are more likely to have a heart attack in the next 3 to 5 years than people who score lower.
Who Should Have This Test?In general, people who are of intermediate risk benefit most. Those who would be most likely to benefit from the HeartView scan are:
- People with a family history of stroke or heart disease
- Those with diabetes
- People who are 20 pounds or more overweight
- People who have been diagnosed with high cholesterol
- Males over 45 and females over 55
A normal coronary calcium scan of the heart, showing no plaque.
Plaque shows white on the scan. The white is the calcium deposit in the artery, a strong predictor of coronary artery disease.
Fast Facts about the HeartView Scan
- The HeartView Scan requires no advance preparation.
- A few electrodes are placed on the chest and you will breathe deeply as the scanner
captures images of the beating heart and surrounding vessels.
- This test does not require a physician’s order. The cost is $69 and no insurance will be filed.
- The HeartView Scan will be read and reviewed by a board-certified cardiologist.
Afterward, you will receive a report that details your calcium score and scan results.If the
report suggests that a follow up is needed, the physician will contact you to inquire as to
whether you have a cardiologist. If not, he will refer you to a cardiologist for a follow-up.
- If at any time you experience chest pain or other warning signs of a heart attack, go to
your nearest emergency room for immediate evaluation.
- Test not billed to insurance.
- We accept Flex Spending Accounts (HSA's) for HeartView screenings. Payment using an HSA must be made at the hospital at the time of service; online and phone HSA payments are not available for this screening,
Zaher Akkad, MD
Shishir Murarka, MD
Faran Bashir, MD
Katherine Minor, PA
Jayne Word, NP
Christopher Lichtenwalter, MD
Kristin Babb, PA
Pridhvi Yelamanchill, MD
Himanshu Shukla, MD
Yasir Batres, MD
Rodrigo Chan, MD
I-Hui Chiang, MD
- Adult Congenital Heart Disease
- Aortic Aneurysms
- Blocked arteries (neck/carotid, heart/coronary, leg/peripheral)
- Heart Attack
- Heart Failure
- Heart Valve Disease
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Arterial Color Flow Doppler
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Chest and Abdominal X-Rays
- Echocardiography (Heart, Neck, Abdomen)
- Electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG)
- Intracardiac/Intravascular Ultrasound
- Lab-Blood Tests · Nuclear Cardiology
- Pacemaker and Defibrillator Checkup
- Stress & Treadmill Testing