Arizona Heart Foundation was established in 1971 by Edward B. Diethrich, MD, an internationally renowned cardiovascular surgeon, who set the gold standard for providing professional and public education in cardiovascular disease for over 45 years. Dr. Diethrich believed that non-invasive procedures were critical for proper diagnostic care of cardiovascular issues. So, in 1982, the Arizona Heart Foundation began offering one of the most comprehensive, sonography training programs, around advanced cardiovascular ultrasound techniques, in the greater Phoenix area. Since then, the Arizona Heart Foundation School of Cardiac & Vascular Ultrasound has placed hundreds of sonography technicians around the Valley and has added a stand-alone vascular program, along with its long-standing cardiac program.
Arizona Heart Foundation Vision
Arizona Heart Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the fight against cardiovascular disease through professional education and public awareness.
To Care, To Teach, To Pioneer.
School of Ultrasound Mission
The mission of the school is to provide graduates with a complete educational experience towards becoming a cardiac or vascular professional sonographer. The program provides each student opportunities to learn and develop communications skills, critical thinking and technical skills which adapt to changing technologies in sonography, professional development, interpersonal skills. The school enhances academic integrity and acceptable professional behavior with skills necessary to perform in the healthcare environment as a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) or Registered Vascular Sonographer (RVS).