In 1971, Dr. Diethrich founded the Arizona Heart Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the ongoing fight against cardiovascular disease. The Foundation works with health care professionals, the public, and the community to support education and public awareness of heart and vascular disease.

All proceeds from Dr. Diethrich’s book benefit the Arizona Heart Foundation.

For more information, please visit their site at www.azheartfoundation.org.

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Acknowledged as the world’s premiere endovascular conference, Arizona Heart Foundation’s annual International Congress forged strong alliances across the globe with a multidisciplinary faculty, committed to addressing the endovascular challenges of the future.



Students experienced the 24/7 life of a physician with early morning start times, lectures and labs. These long days included shadowing physicians as they examined patients, as well as while they performed procedures in the operating rooms.



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Under the guidance of Arizona Heart physicians and staff, students considering careers in healthcare participated in a six week summer program focusing on  cardiovascular diagnosis, treatment, research and emerging technology.



Dr. Diethrich promotes education on all levels.  From Heart Healthy lessons in  grade schools, to technology days for high school students, to pre-med students, engineers, international healthcare providers and physicians … all were welcomed by Dr. Diethrich to share their vision that resulted in improved patient care around the world.



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Any spare time the students could find would be spent preparing a research project that they presented to Arizona Heart physicians and staff at the end of the program.

The program’s goal was to expose students to the passion and dedication that is required to be a physician.



Lectures, discussions, live case presentations and hands-on opportunities promoted new insight into cardiovascular disease, diagnostic procedures, technologies, pharmacotherapy and interventional strategies.



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