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October 21, 2022

AHVI Represents Alaska at ACC Conference

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...
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September 16, 2022

AHVI in the Community: Dave Thorsness Rowing Challenge & Mended Hearts Charity Golf Tournament

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...
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May 20, 2022

Clean Air Challenge

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...
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April 25, 2022

Dr. Gray Preceptor Of Year Award

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...
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April 15, 2022

A Heart of Gold

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...
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September 23, 2021

Dr. Willcox Presents Study at Heart Rhythm Society: When Reviewing Heart Monitor Data, Human Technicians Outperform Artificial Intelligence by Over 200 Percent

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...
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July 20, 2021

Heart Rhythm Society Selects Laurie Racenet as 2021’s Distinguished Allied Professional Award Winner

In recognition of outstanding service on behalf of the Heart Rhythm Society, Ms. Racenet, MSN, FNP, FHRS, CEPS, CCDS, was honored for her professional leadership and dedication to furthering the field of clinical cardiac Electrophysiology (EP). As a cornerstone of...
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July 16, 2021

AHVI Named Semi-Finalist for National Award Recognizing Employers Supportive of National Guard and Reserve Service Members

Today, more than one million Americans serve in the National Guard and Reserve, representing over half our nation’s military. These brave men and women have committed their lives to the service of their country’s national defense—yet, many struggle to find...
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June 18, 2021

Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute Is Offering Life-Changing WATCHMAN Implant to Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation in Alaska

AHVI is proud to be the first and only provider in Alaska to offer the WATCHMAN implant as an alternative to blood thinners for patients living with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. The implant is cost-effective, protects patient health, and improves the...
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October 14, 2020

New Cardiologists at Anchorage Clinic

AHVI would like to warmly welcome two new cardiologist to our Anchorage clinic, Blake Charlton, MD and Hung Vo, MD!...
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