Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    State Health Department Stats Show Hospitals That More People Tend to Leave in a Body Bag

    The Arizona Department of Health Services has released a database showing, among other things, which hospitals people tend to leave dead a little more than average.The database shows rates of dying at hospitals around the state, and it's separated by the reason that someone's admitted to the hospita ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Jimmy Eat World Singer, Phunk Junkeez Play Crescent Ballroom to Benefit a Friend and Heart Transplant Patient

    The surprisingly rural Arizona tour Jimmy Eat World announced on Wednesday left a lot of Phoenix-based fans planning a trip to Wickenburg, but as it turns out, there's one chance left this month to not only see lead singer Jim Adkins at Crescent Ballroom but also feel good about yourself for doing i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Death of Another Heart Attack Salesman

    Two years ago, the morbidly obese spokesman for Heart Attack Grill, Blair River, died of pneumonia, likely complicated by his extreme weight. Late last week, the current spokesman for that temple of excess was removed from life support after suffering a massive heart attack. See Also: --Death of a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Woman Collapses at Heart Attack Grill, Second Person Down in Two Months

    In a "shocking" turn of events, yet another "patient" was struck down at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. The woman fell unconscious while eating a double bypass burger, smoking a cigarette and drinking a margarita. Owner Jon Basso told Fox5 reporters that the 40-year-old woman, "[Gave] her b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Heart Attack Grill Not Closing: "Taste Worth Dying For" Lives On -- Maybe.

    Your coronary-inducing creation awaits, er, maybe.​What the hell is going on with the Heart Attack Grill? Last Wednesday, The Associated Press reported that the fast food restaurant in Chandler, famous for scantily clad "nurses" serving up such sky-high caloric fare as Bypass Burgers and frie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Heart Attack Grill Being Sued By NYC Deli Reminds Us All to Eat More Salads

    Your coronary-inducing creation awaits...somewhere.​In March, Chandler's Heart Attack Grill, the fast food restaurant that serves up such sky-high caloric fare such as Bypass Burgers and fries cooked in pure lard, threatened a trademark infringement case against 2nd Ave. Deli claiming the New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Death of a Heart Attack Grill Salesman: Blame the Man, Not the Burger ​I met Blair River just one time in 2010. As I was sitting down to attempt my first-ever Quadruple Bypass Burger, he was just leaving Heart Attack Grill, his friend having finished two of the meaty monstrosities while he himself had just downed three of the regular Bypass Burger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Heart Attack Grill's 575-Pound Spokesman Dies -- Shockingly, Not From Heart Attack Blair River​The nearly 600-pound spokesman of Arizona's own Heart Attack Grill died Tuesday -- not 'cause of what would have been an ironic heart attack for a man whose weight suggests his heart probably resembled a basketball filled with ricotta cheese -- but prob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    March 4 In Blogs: First Friday, Bad Cactus Brass Band, Great Arizona Beer Festival, and SB 1611

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    David's Lyre - Heartbeats

    ​Song: David's Lyre, "Heartbeats"Context: This artist's name, combined with the opening of this song, made me sincerely worry we had a male Joanna Newsom on our hands. Whatever your feelings on Ms. Newsom (mine? "Over-Rated! clap, clap, clapclapclap") you can probably agree the last thing on earth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    This Week In Chow Bella:

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: 6 Dining Tips for ASU Downtown Students Heart Attack Grill's Quadruple Bypass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Heart Attack Grill's Quadruple Bypass Burger Challenge

    The Quadruple Bypass Burger ​​The average person's stomach can hold about a liter of food, or close to two pounds' worth. But who wants to be average? All over town, restaurants are offering up contests of confection, defying brave eaters to ingest more food than they should eat in a week ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2010

    Model Citizens

    Hip runway show raises money for the greater good

  • News

    July 1, 2010

    An Immigrant's Heart

    To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Chef Sara's Almond Hummus

    Chef Sara Siso's Almond Hummus​This week, Chef Sara Siso shared with us her thoughts about the benefits of a Raw Vegan diet. Now she shares one of her easiest recipes, a twist on the traditional hummus. Listed below are just some of the health benefits provided by the ingredients in this recip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Heart Attack Grill Reaches Settlement With Florida-Based Restaurant With Similar, Cardiac Theme

    The Heart Attack GrillHere's taste of The Heart Attack Grill's menu. ​Good news to report out of Chandler: The battle of the bulge -- as we referred to it in a post in February -- has been won, and the Chandler-based Heart Attack Grill came out the victor.You may recall that back in February the c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Heavyweight Fight: Heart Attack Grill in Chandler Sues Florida Sports Bar With Similar Theme

    A battle of the bulge has broken out between two restaurants that feature sexy "nurses" as waitresses, heart-attack-themed ambiance and towering burgers that would make a vegan vomit. Jon Basso, who launched the Heart Attack Grill in Tempe five years ago, is suing a Florida restaurant with a simila ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 3, 2009

    El Diablo Made Him Do It

    Joe Arpaio inks a deal with the Devil in topical seasonal tale

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    A Burger to Die For...Literally

    We've heard rumors about crazy high-fat diet plans and free food for obese diners at Chandler's Heart Attack Grill since it originally opened in 2005. We figured we'd pop by for a Bypass (yes, that's what they call their burgers) and shed a little light on their high-calorie fare, even if it means w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009

    I Spit Up on Your Grave

    This one'll turn your tummy

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    In Honor of John Hughes

    As you may have already heard, John Hughes died of a heart attack today while visiting his family in New York. Hughes directed such films as Pretty In Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club and many more. This one's for you, Mr. Hughes.

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009

    Underdog: Evolution

    Hunters stalk the quivering weak at AZ Dodgeball affair

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Nurse Claims Arizona Heart Hospital Violated Her Rights by Demanding "Unholy" Immunizations as Hiring Condition

      An Apache Junction woman claims the Arizona Heart Hospital violated her right to religious freedom by demanding she be immunized as a condition of employment. Melissa Allen, a licensed nurse, applied at the Phoenix hospital two years ago as a patient care assistant and was told ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Other People's Blogs: Breakfast at Sulimays, FOB on "Today" and "Twilight" Star Goes Metal

    Electric Mustache: Breakfast at Sulimays 21Idolator: Fall Out Boy Bring Some Much-Needed Professionalism To "Today"NME: Nine Inch Nails fans raise thousands for heart transplantRolling Stone: "Twilight" Star Jackson Rathbone Signs On For Black Metal Flick

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2008

    I Spit on Your Grave

    This one’ll turn your tummy

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2007

    Raging Fizzgig

    The Emperor strikes back with 25th-anniversary screening

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2007

    Yeast of Eden

    Free suds. No, really.

  • Calendar

    October 18, 2007

    Tee and Sympathy

    Well . . . maybe not sympathy

  • Calendar

    January 18, 2007

    Swine Tasting

    Sexy nurses serve up king-size cow patties

  • Calendar

    December 21, 2006

    You Deserve a Brake Today

    Would you like a master cylinder with that?

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2006

    Liberal Losers

    from CNA's web site, Sandy Summers, eat your heart out... Of this week's Bird items, the one closest to my evil lil' cardiac muscle is the victory over the forces of political correctness by "Dr. Jon" Basso owner of Tempe's Heart Attack Grill, where artery clogging ground round is served up ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 2, 2006

    Uni Vision

    Roll with it

  • Culture

    June 30, 2005

    Have a Heart

    Bill Wohl is serious as a heart attack

  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    Blunt Club at Priceless Inn

    No Johnny D, but plenty of ChaseOne

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2004

    Whatchoo Jokin' 'Bout, Willis?

    Coleman gets in on "Dry Heat"

  • News

    September 25, 2003

    Dying For Love

    The family of a murdered society matron says she took up with the wrong man

  • Film

    February 14, 2002

    Snoozie Q

    Its heart is in the right place, but John Q. is too clumsy to make us care

  • Dining

    November 29, 2001

    Oil of Soy-Lay

    Chef, skin-care product maker use the same ingredients

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Who Mutilated Dominic Marion?

    On the trail of a bizarre hospital crime, New Times finds a cryogenically frozen head, a witch hunt for a wiccan and a stumped detective. And still nobody knows . . .

  • News

    May 4, 2000
  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    Tombstone Blues

    1,161 rock stars were fatally injured in the making of The Encyclopedia of Rock Obituaries

  • News

    May 29, 1997

    Hard Life, Hard Death

    In her final days, little Amber Bass suffered from a heart condition, a broken home, dubious caretakers and a sexual mutilation. Her memory inspires authorities in their quest for justice.

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    October 26, 1995
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    April 27, 1995
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    September 8, 1994



  • Music

    May 18, 1994
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    August 11, 1993

    MISCUE 911


  • News

    January 31, 1990

    Bound For Glory

    St. Elsewhere's Denzel Washington is on his way to big-screen success... slowly

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