Our Services

We offer a broad line of cardiology services, including consultation, diagnostic imaging, interventional cardiovascular procedures, electrophysiology studies, and diagnostics, a heart failure clinic, and heart health counseling.

Common Conditions We Treat

We treat a wide range of cardiovascular conditions including, but not limited to:
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmias, Including Atrial Fibrillation, Supraventricular Tachycardia, and Others
  • Pacemakers, Defibrillators, and Implanted Loop Recorders
  • Advanced Heart Failure: LVAD and Cardiac Transplant Care
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease

Clinical Cardiology

At Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute, all our cardiologists are highly trained and board-certified in cardiology, and those who practice a subspecialty are also board-certified in their area of expertise (interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, or advanced heart failure). Board certification indicates a high level of completion of additional training and commitment to best care.

Alaska Heart Institute prides itself on providing premier cardiovascular care to our patients. We have invested in the infrastructure to perform comprehensive evaluation here in Alaska for our patients, including advanced imaging techniques and cardiac testing, to determine the most likely diagnosis and formulate the best treatment plan. At Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute, patients have access to onsite cutting-edge diagnostic testing. Our experienced staff will help make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Diagnostic Imaging

Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiology is a specialty dedicated to performing minimally invasive procedures for treating cardiovascular disease. Interventional cardiologists use catheters – thin, flexible tubes – to look inside blood vessels for diagnostic purposes or to repair damaged vessels or other heart structures, often avoiding the need for major surgery.

Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute has nine highly trained interventional cardiologists. They treat coronary artery disease, heart valve and other structural heart disease, and peripheral vascular disease.


Electrophysiology/Heart Rhythm Management

Hearts have an intrinsic electrical system that controls the timing and coordination of each heartbeat. This system can become problematic in a number of ways, often resulting in an irregular, fast, or slow rhythm, which then can lead to a wide variety of symptoms. Electrophysiology is the study of heart rhythm abnormalities.

Abnormal rhythms range from benign “blips” in the heart rhythm to malignant rhythm disturbances responsible for sudden death. Often, patients with arrhythmias that occur frequently or sustain (get ‘stuck’ out of rhythm) can lead to a sense of palpitations (abnormal sensed heartbeats) and sometimes result in lightheadedness, shortness of breath, fatigue, fainting, and can even cause heart dysfunction or stroke.

We are proud to provide cutting-edge, comprehensive arrhythmia management services at Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute. Our board-certified electrophysiologists have treatment options for every type of arrhythmia. They can discuss whether medications (which can calm arrhythmia symptoms) are needed or whether a catheter ablation procedure might be able to cure or improve the arrhythmia. Sometimes, a pacemaker or defibrillator is the best treatment option. If your arrhythmia results in a risk of stroke, we can discuss options, including Watchman left atrial appendage occlusion. As evidence of our commitment to excellence and cutting-edge care, we participate in clinical research and regularly enroll interested patients in clinical trials. 

Here is a list of procedures that AHVI’s electrophysiologists have expertise performing:

  • Pacemaker Implantation or Removal
    • Single chamber, dual chamber, or biventricular pacemaker implantation
    • Conduction system pacing (left bundle branch pacing, His bundle pacing)
    • Capsule (leadless) pacemaker implantation
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation or Removal
    • Single chamber, dual chamber, or biventricular ICD implantation
    • Subcutaneous ICD “S-ICD” implantation
  • Implantable Loop Recorder Implantation or Removal
  • Catheter Ablation Using Radiofrequency and Cryoablation
    • Atrial fibrillation ablation
    • Supraventricular tachycardia ablation
    • Premature ventricular complex ablation
    • Ventricular tachycardia ablation
    • Electroanatomic mapping
    • Electrophysiology studies
  • Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

Advanced Heart Failure Clinic

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a clinical diagnosis that frequently leads to hospitalization and may include the following symptoms: shortness of breath, cough, abdominal or lower extremity swelling, and/or exercise. Multiple treatment options exist to improve and recover heart function. The goal of our CHF Clinic is to partner directly with you to treat, educate, and support you on your path to heart function recovery, which will improve your quality of life and prevent future hospitalizations. The more you understand your disease, the better we can work together to improve your condition. Frequent visits may be required, initially, to ensure the best care.
Diagnostic Imaging