Arizona Heart Institute

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Arizona Heart Institute
Industry Health Care
Founded 1971
Headquarters Phoenix, Arizona
Products Health care Services, Emergency room services, and medical group and primary care facilities (2009-2010)

Arizona Heart Institute is a cardiovascular medical center in Phoenix, Arizona, United States founded by Edward Diethrich[1] in 1971.

In 2009, the institute paid the US government USD$675 000 in re-imbursement for ten carotid artery stenting procedures which were billed to, but not covered by, Medicare.[2] These expenses and others led the institute to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2010, ultimately being entirely sold to Vanguard Health Systems's subsidiary company Abrazo Health Care.[3][4] Purchasing the Arizona Heart Institute lead Abrazo to begin clinical trials at other facilities it owned as well.[5]


  1. ^ Angela Gonzales (16 November 2008). "Arizona Heart Institute gets a leg up with human clinical trials". Phoenix Business Journal. 
  2. ^ Angela Gonzales (23 September 2009). "Arizona Heart Hospital to pay $675K to settle Medicare claim case". Phoenix Business Journal. 
  3. ^ Ken Alltucker (3 August 2010). "Arizona Heart Institute files for Chapter 11". The Arizona Republic. 
  4. ^ Ken Alltucker (10 August 2010). "Vanguard to purchase Arizona Heart Hospital, Institute". The Arizona Republic. 
  5. ^ Angela Gonzales (July 20, 2012). "Abrazo's community hospitals blaze new trails with research". Phoenix Business Journal. 

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