Many significant advancements have been made in the treatment of heart and vascular disease, and the world-renowned cardiac care specialists at Yuma Regional Medical Center are experienced at performing a wide variety of advanced procedures using both traditional and minimally invasive techniques. Once you are diagnosed with a specific heart condition, your specialist will recommend the treatment that best fits your needs:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stenting

In this minimally invasive procedure, a catheter is inserted into your grown to enable a small metal tube called a stent to be placed into the area where the abdominal aortic aneurysm exists to treat it without removing part of the aorta.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

This is the traditional method for treating an abdominal aortic aneurysm and involves an open surgical procedure where the affected portion of the aorta is replaced with a synthetic graft.

Angioplasty and Stent Placement

This procedure involves the use of a small balloon that is inflated to open areas of an artery where blood flow has been reduced or blocked. The specialist may also chose to implant a mesh tube called a stent to help keep the artery open and reduce the patient’s chance of developing another blockage.
When a patient is experiencing rapid and/or irregular heartbeats, this procedure may be used to restore the heart’s regular rhythm. It uses radiofrequency energy (similar to microwave heat) to destroy a small area of the heart tissue that is causing the irregularities.

Cardiac Artery Bypass Grafting

Used to treat patients with coronary heart disease, this procedure involves grafting a healthy artery or vein from the patient’s body to the blocked coronary artery to help improve blood flow to the heart.


This procedure uses either medications or electrical impulses to treat a patient’s irregular heartbeat by restoring it to a regular rhythm.

Carotid Endarterectomy

Used to help reduce the risk of stroke, this minimally invasive procedure removes fatty deposits, also known as plaque, that are narrowing the arteries of the patient’s neck.

Hybrid Cardiac Surgery

This advanced procedure combines two techniques, open cardiac surgery and catheter-based interventional cardiology, to provide more options to best suit each patient’s specific needs.

Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator

Also known as an ICD, an implantable cardiac defibrillator is a battery-powered device placed under the skin that keeps track of a patient’s heart rate. If an abnormal heart rhythm is detected, the device will automatically deliver an electrical impulse or shock to restore the heartbeat to normal.


This procedure is performed to remove excess fluid that is putting pressure on a patient’s heart and may be causing shortness of breath and/or chest pain.

Permanent Pacemaker

Typically placed under the skin of the chest, a permanent pacemaker sends out small electrical signals to help the heart beat at a regular rhythm and at a normal speed.

Permanent Vena Cava Filter

Used to treat patients who have or may be at high risk for a pulmonary embolism (blood clot), a permanent vena cava filter is a small, cone-shaped device that is implanted just below the kidneys and is designed to capture any blood clots that break loose from one of the deep veins in the legs to prevent them from reaching the patient’s heart or lungs.

Radiofrequency MAZE Procedure

Used to treat patients who have a heartbeat irregularity called atrial fibrillation, this procedure uses radiofrequency technology to create a “maze” of new electrical pathways that enable electrical impulses to travel more normally through the heart.
When a heart valve becomes narrowed or develops a leak, the surgeon can choose from a number of options to replace or repair the damaged valve.

For more information about cardiovascular treatments available at Yuma Regional Medical Center, please call 928-336-7055.

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