UA Sarver Heart Center 30th Anniversary Lecture Series:‘Keeping Your Heart in Sync: What You Need to Know About Atrial Fibrillation’

Date: 
October 25, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Event Address: 
1501 N Campbell Ave.Tucson, AZ 85724
Event Location: 
DuVal Auditorium
Event Location Other: 
DuVal Auditorium, Room 2600

There is nothing uncommon about atrial fibrillation, a heart-rhythm disorder that affects between 2 to 3 million people and accounts for about one-fifth of all strokes in the United States. By 2050, it is estimated that the number of people affected by atrial fibrillation will increase to 12 million. The condition leads to a fast and irregular heart rate.

“While some patients experience no symptoms, many have heart palpitations, a sensation of the heart racing or skipped beats. In addition, the condition carries an increased risk of stroke,” said Mathew Hutchinson, MD, professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and director of the Electrophysiology Program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

As part of the UA Sarver Heart Center’s 30th Anniversary, the community is invited to learn more at a lecture with Dr. Hutchinson – “Keeping Your Heart in Sync: What You Need to Know About Atrial Fibrillation” – on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6–7:15 p.m., in DuVal Auditorium at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson.

To register online, please visit heart.arizona.edu or click on “Attend Events.” If you are unable to register online, please email heart@u.arizona.edu or call 520-626-2901. Free event parking is available in the Banner – University Medical Center Visitor/Patient Parking Garage or in UA Zone 1 lots after 5 p.m.