The Heartbeat of Hope

Fighting Cardiovascular Disease Since 1971

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 50 years.

Our Vision

To Care, To Teach, To Pioneer.

Foundation Mission

Arizona Heart Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the fight against cardiovascular disease through professional education and public awareness.

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).

Your Gift Makes a Difference

Donations make life-saving research, professional and public educational programs possible.