Joaquin Martinez de Arraras, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Joaquin Martinez de Arraras received his undergraduate degree from Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain and his Medical Degree from the University of Navarra Medical School in Pamplona, Spain. While attending the University of Navarra Medical School, he completed a Research Fellowship in Children's Exercise Physiology. Dr. Martinez completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Fellowships in Clinical Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology were completed at Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, Connecticut.
Dr. Martinez is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Board of Cardiovascular Disease and of Interventional Cardiology, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a Fellow of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention. Dr. Martinez is also board certified in interventional cardiology.
Dr. Martinez co-founded Amarillo Heart Group in 1992. Dr. Martinez practices Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Martinez is Director of Congestive Heart Failure Services at Amarillo Heart Group. His practice also includes peripheral vascular intervention and stent placements.
Dr. Martinez was the first to perform several procedures in Amarillo. These include: Directional Coronary Atherectomy-simple and complex lesions; Transluminal Extraction Atherectomy-Native Arteries and Grafts; Percutaneous Transluminal Rotational Atherectomy; and Diagnostic Intravascular Ultrasound.
Other skills include: Stent Placement; Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty - simple and complex lesions (including the use of Femoral-Femoral bypass support); Diagnostic Right and Left Cardiac Catheterization; Exercise Stress Testing; Two-dimensional Doppler Echocardiography, Temporary and Permanent Pacemaker Implantation; Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation Insertion and Removal; Acute Post-Bypass Care; Bilingual-Spanish/English.