Anchorage, Alaska — The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute (AHVI) has acquired a state-of-the-art rapid CT scanner that virtually eliminates patient claustrophobia and uses substantially lower doses of radiation. The newly procured Siemens SOMATOM Definition Flash CT uses the world’s first fully-integrated Stellar detector, which allows for exceptional image quality and a simplified patient process. 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.
The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission has awarded AHVI reaccreditation in Nuclear and PET. Receiving this accreditation is truly a demonstration of Alaska Heart and Vascular Institute’s pursuit of excellence in the field of Nuclear/PET and providing quality studies for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease.
Get a glimpse into your heart with computerized tomography A cardiac computer tomography (CT) test is an effective, non-invasive way to give the specialists at AHVI a detailed look at your heart and find calcium blockages in your arteries. A CT scan is quick and painless, and the results provide much more detail than a Read More
The picture of heart health Heart disease impacts people of all ages, both males and females. However, early detection can help reduce its effects on your life. A calcium score screening, also known as a heart scan, is a relatively convenient, noninvasive way to determine whether you could be at risk for heart disease. During Read More
Take a step toward cardiovascular health with AHVI Staying active is an important part of cardiovascular health, but have you ever wondered how well your heart handles the pressure of exercise? To prevent cardiovascular disease, it is crucial that you understand your heart and your risk factors. At AHVI, we offer a wide range of Read More
Heart disease and stroke: the importance of early detection Did you know that having a parent or sibling with cardiovascular disease means your risk is increased by as much as 100 percent? Or, that your chance of having a stroke is increased if immediate family members have had strokes? Heart disease and stroke impacts Read More
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute recently appointed Robert T. Craig III as its chief executive officer, overseeing operations for the company’s six locations statewide. Craig joins the Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute team from Missouri, with more than 20 years of professional experience as an executive leader in the health care industry. Read More
Eat and hike your way to healthier veins during National Blueberry Month July is National Blueberry Month, and that means there’s no better time to squeeze in a quick workout while stocking up on this healthy snack. Varicose veins can be diminished and sometimes eliminated by adding certain foods like blueberries to your diet. Blueberries Read More
Walk Or Run Your Way to Healthy Veins Many inquiries arise about the relation between walking or running and varicose vein health. Running and walking is very beneficial to the ‘second heart,’ which is made up of muscles, veins and valves in the calf and foot that work together to push blood back to the Read More
As the days continue to get longer and warmer, weekend retreats become more common. Exploring new corners of the state is a great way to stay active, but it’s important to stay healthy while traveling no matter how tempting those chips, sodas and candy bars might be! If a road trip is in your near Read More