We've Got the Beat: An Update on Atrial Fibrillation

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Join us on Saturday, Oct. 17 to learn about how a-fib is managed with medications and procedures. Also, learn how lifestyle modifications might help prevent a-fib or reduce symptoms and complications. Experts include Julia H. Indik, MD, PhD, Charles Katzenberg, MD, and Peter Ott, MD. Discussion moderator is Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD. Tai Chi session with Edna Silva, RN.

Date: 
October 17, 2015 - 8:30am
Event Address: 
1501 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson AZ
Event Location: 
DuVal Auditorium, Banner - University Medical Center Tucson

We've Got the Beat:
An Update on Atrial Fibrillation, Oct. 17

So, you or someone you know has A-fib

You're not alone. It's a very common heart rhythm problem, particularly in people over the age of 70. A-fib increases the risk of stroke. In fact, it's related to about one-fifth of all strokes in the United States. This risk usually is mitigated by anti-coagulation medicines, unless the patient is at high risk for bleeding and unable to tolerate these medicines.

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 17 to learn about how a-fib is managed with medications and procedures. Also, learn how lifestyle modifications might help prevent a-fib or reduce symptoms and complications. Experts will provide mini-lectures and an extensive question-and-answer session with attendees. We'll end the program with a tai-chi session led by Edna Silva, RN.

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD

Director of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, chief of the Division of Cardiology and professor of medicine in the UA Department of Medicine at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson. Dr. Sweitzer's Bio

Julia H. Indik, MD, PhD

Professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine and the Flinn Foundation and American Heart Association Endowed Chair in Electrophysiology at the UA Sarver Heart Center. Dr. Indik's Bio

Charles Katzenberg, MD

Professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. A board-certified cardiologist who practices at Banner - University Medical Center's North Hills Physicians Office, Dr. Katzenberg co-founded the Heart Series, Arizona's first intensive cardiac rehabilitation program focused on coronary heart disease prevention. Dr. Katzenberg's Bio

Peter Ott, MD

Associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, The Peter Ott, MD Endowed Chair of Electrophysiology at the UA Sarver Heart Center, and director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory and Arrhythmia Service at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson. Dr. Ott's Bio

Edna Silva, RN

Founder of the Center for Wu Style T'ai Chi Chuan, teaching T'ai Chi for its health benefits, she also is co-founder of the Heart Series with Dr. Katzenberg. 

Details

WHEN:     Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, 8:30 a.m.  - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:  DuVal Auditorium, Banner - University Medical Center Tucson,
                 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson 

COST:      $20 cash or check payable to UA Foundation/Sarver Heart Center. Note: online regisration is closed; please register at the door, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
 

For more information about UA Sarver Heart Center, please visit www.heart.arizona.edu