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Cardiology Specialist

Arizona Heart Arrhythmia Associates

Electrophysiology & Cardiology located in Phoenix, Avondale, Tempe, Chandler, Suncity, Dewey & Prescott Valley, AZ

If you have any type of heart disease or cardiovascular condition, you need to see a cardiologist, or heart doctor. Board-certified cardiologists Akash Makkar, MD, and Mohamad Abdelrahman, MD, offer advanced expertise in all areas of cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at seven convenient Arizona Heart Arrhythmia Associates locations in Phoenix, Avondale, Tempe, Chandler, Sun City, Dewey, and Prescott Valley, Arizona. If you’re looking for an experienced cardiologist to take care of your heart and blood vessels, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Cardiology Q & A

What is cardiology?

Cardiology is a specialized branch of medicine that focuses on the cardiovascular system, which is your heart and blood vessels. 

Cardiologists evaluate, diagnose, and treat a wide range of conditions like heart failure and hypertension. They also perform procedures like pacemaker and defibrillator implantation and radiofrequency ablation.

The skilled cardiologists at Arizona Heart Arrhythmia Associates have additional training in cardiac electrophysiology, which involves examining the electrical currents of the heart.

When would I need to see a cardiologist?

Your primary care physician may refer you to Arizona Heart Arrhythmia Associates if you have signs or symptoms of a medical condition that affects your cardiovascular system, such as sustained high blood pressure or high blood cholesterol levels.

Symptoms that suggest you may need to see a cardiologist include dizziness, chest pain, and shortness of breath. These symptoms may be a warning sign of a heart attack or another problem that requires medical care. If you think you’re having a heart attack, call 911 or your local emergency number right away.

Arizona Heart Arrhythmia Associates treats the full spectrum of heart and blood vessel problems, including:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • High cholesterol
  • Pericarditis
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Supraventricular tachycardia

Even if you don’t have symptoms, you may need to see a cardiologist if you have certain risk factors like diabetes, a personal history of smoking, or a family history of heart disease or high cholesterol.

What tests and procedures does cardiology involve?

Arizona Heart Arrhythmia Associates performs an array of diagnostic tests, including:

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Echocardiogram
  • Cardiac stress test
  • Holter monitor or event monitor
  • Tilt table test
  • Implantable loop recorder
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram

They also have expertise in advanced cardiac electrophysiology procedures, such as:

  • Electrophysiology (EP) studies
  • Cardioversion
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator implantation
  • Leadless pacemaker implantation
  • Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) implantation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Cardiac resynchronization
  • Laser lead extraction
  • Cardiomems implantation
  • WATCHMAN™ implantation

In addition to specialized training in complex electrophysiology procedures, Arizona Heart Arrhythmia Associates is well-known for compassionate care and excellent bedside manner. Not only do they treat your cardiovascular condition, but they also advise you on how to prevent heart problems in the future.

For comprehensive care from cardiology experts, call Arizona Heart Arrhythmia Associates or book an appointment online today.