Urgent care is essential for survival and recovery. The average person does not seek medical care until about three hours after they experience the first heart attack symptoms—but, tragically, about half of heart attack deaths occur in the first 3 to 4 hours after symptom onset. It is essential that a suspected heart attack be Read More
The “Alaska Heart Beat Blog” is dedicated to informing patients about numerous areas of cardiovascular health and prevention.
If you have more detailed questions about the Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute, imaging and diagnostic testing services, please call 907-561-3211 for information or to book an appointment.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Stephens to our team of cardiologists! We are pleased to welcome John C. Stephens, M.D., MBA, FACC, to our team of cardiologists. Prior to joining us at AHVI, Dr. Stephens was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University’s Lerner College of Medicine and a clinician-educator and Read More
We are proud to share that AHVI CEO Bob Craig and Linda Ireland, DO, FACC, represented AHVI and Alaska at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Legislative Conference in DC this week! This annual conference offers cardiovascular clinicians and care teams a chance to hear from ACC leaders, staff, and other experts on health policy Read More
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Jeffrey Dixson and Dr. Moyukh Ghosh to our team of cardiologists! Dr. Dixson earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from Duke University and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Echocardiography, Board Eligible in Cardiology, Cardiac Computed Tomography, and Critical Care Read More
August was a fun and busy month for AHVI community participation. Keep reading to learn about our participation in fun, local events we have sponsored annually and love to support! Dave Thorsness Rowing Challenge Row AHVI! On August 14, AHVI employees participated in The Dave Thorsness Rowing Challenge, an annual charitable rowing race. AHVI has Read More
Last week, AHVI headed to sunny Talkeetna to participate in the American Lung Association’s Clean Air Challenge. The Clean Air Challenge is a community-based fundraiser powered by cyclist volunteers taking on a variety of different courses. Thank you so much to everyone who pledged in support of our team! As heart and vascular specialists, we’ve dedicated Read More
Congratulations to Lisa Gray, DO, FACC, for earning the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences’ Class of 2022 Preceptor of the Year award! Dr. Gray’s award distinguishes her as the students’ nominee for the Anchorage/Mat-Su region. In commenting on her award, Dr. Gray remarked, “This is a team effort. Thank you, and congratulations to everyone Read More
Kambe Padgett suffered from heart disease even before she knew she had it. “I was in the fight without realizing it,” she said. Growing up in a small town near Seward, Kambe was always sick. Her mom and dad took her to doctor after doctor, and they were told everything from “it’s the flu” to Read More
We’re extremely pleased to join the national cardiology community in applauding Dr. Mark Willcox, electrophysiologist at AHVI, for his ground-breaking study into the effectiveness of top heart monitors. As a result of his research, Dr. Willcox found that human technicians detected arrythmias twice as often as automated algorithms. As a study initially designed to compare Read More
Our office continues to experience an influx of call volumes and we have recently upgraded our phone system and hired additional staff to help us provide better service to each of you. Please listen to the entire message before making a selection. Doing this will increase the likeliness of connecting to the correct person who Read More