Structural Services

Structural heart disease interventions represent a new branch of percutaneous treatments covering a wide range of congenital and acquired diseases that were previously treated surgically or simply not addressed. The term structural heart disease has been widely used to refer to a group of noncoronary heart diseases ranging from septal defects to acquired valvular disease. With his tireless efforts, Dr. Dan Sraow worked closely with the administration at Dignity Health East Valley to start the Structural Heart Program at Chandler Regional Medical Center. This new branch of percutaneous intervention has several distinguishing characteristics:

  • most of the disorders require a multidisciplinary approach that includes cardiac imaging specialists, clinical cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, interventional pediatricians, and cardiac surgeons among others
  • a thorough study is essential to select the patients who will benefit from percutaneous intervention
  • it requires continuous training and knowledge of the different materials and devices needed to treat the different diseases
  • the cardiac catheterization laboratory should be adapted to perform hybrid procedures

Atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure

We can repair this heart defect using the Amplatzer PFO Occluder – a closure device made of wire mesh discs and a polyester fabric that’s delivered through a catheter and placed over the opening.

Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty (BAV)

Balloon valvuloplasty is a procedure that widens a heart valve that is narrowed due to aortic valve stenosis. During this procedure, a thin flexible tube called a catheter is inserted through an artery in the groin or arm and threaded into the heart. When the tube reaches the narrowed heart valve, a balloon at the end of the tube is inflated. The balloon widens the valve opening. During the procedure, you will be awake. But you will receive local anesthesia where the catheter is inserted as well as intravenous pain medicine along with a sedative to help you relax.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement is a revolutionary new treatment for patients with severe, symptomatic aortic valve stenosis. It allows our interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and general cardiologists to collaboratively replace heart valves without open-heart surgery. This minimally invasive surgical procedure repairs the valve without removing the old, damaged valve. Instead, it wedges a replacement valve into the aortic valve’s place. The surgery may be called a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). At this time the procedure is reserved for those people for whom an open heart procedure is too risky. For that reason, most people who have this procedure are in their 70s or 80s and often have other medical conditions that make them a better candidate for this type of surgery. Although relatively new, TAVR can be an effective option to improve quality of life in patients who otherwise have limited choices for repair of their aortic valve.

About Company

Sun State Cardiology was established by Dr. Jagwinder S. Sraow in 1984 and has been serving the east valley community since. The company has been providing all cardiac related services including preventive and diagnostic services and has been treating patients with all heart conditions.

Our committment

We are committed to provide the best services available to our patients. Our physicians and the staff are highly trained to the latest technology and the clinical knowledge to satisfy all the needs of our patients and achieve the best possible goals expected in the field of cardiovascular diseases.

Our services

Our physicians are highly skilled not only in preventive care but also in all other modern and state of the art technology, therefore leading to the best care to our patients. Our cardiology preventive program, all Coronary interventions, Cardiac imaging, Peripheral Vascular disease and Structural Heart Disease are highly regarded.

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