Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death in both men and women. Learn more about what you can do to prevent heart disease, strokes and diabetes — cardiovascular diseases that are leading causes of death and disability in the United States.

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Recognizing a Heart Attack

Be aware of "Early Heart Attack Care." Did you know heart attacks have beginnings? These beginnings occur in over 50 percent of patients. If recognized in time these “beginnings” can be treated before the heart is damaged.
Complete this risk assessment from the HeartSeries.org.

Preventing Heart Disease

Learn how to reduce your risks for heart disease and stroke, including key health numbers, effective lifestyle changes, dietary guidelines and how heart disease is different for women compared to men. Visit the Heart Disease Prevention page.

Advanced Heart Disease

Heart failure occurs when the heart cannot pump or fill with adequate blood, forcing the heart to work harder to deliver blood to the body. Also called congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, fluid on the lungs or ventricular dysfunction. Meet our Advanced Heart Disease Team and learn more about prevention and treatment options. Read More

Heart Rhythm Disorders

There are multiple electrophysiology procedures available for heart rhythm complications. Learn how heart rhythm disorders, such as atrial fibrillation, brachycardia (slow heart rhythms) and tachycardia (fast heart rhythms) are diagnosed and treated.

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Thanks to Arizona Telemedicine for this video of Dr. Peter Ott's Lecture on Atrial Fibrillation.

Structural Heart Disease

Minimally invasive catheter-based treatment options, such as TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement), are offered for patients who are considered too ill to survive open-heart surgery to replace valves affected by severe stenosis.

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Understanding the Genetics of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic cause of sudden cardiac death in individuals under age 40. Jil C. Tardiff, MD, PhD, who has expertise in both basic research and clinical, uses her genetic expertise to advise families who carry  this inherited condition of the heart that occurs in approximately one in 500 people.

Screening Athletes to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Guidelines for screening athletes who may be at risk for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.


Lowering the Risks of Stroke in Women and Men
Learn how stroke affects women, men and ethnic groups differently.

Recognizing Stroke Symptoms
Sudden is a key word in recognizing stroke symptoms. Know how to recognize and respond to stroke symptoms.

Stroke Support Group
Join other stroke survivors and caregivers at a stroke support group.


Controlling Diabetes
Tips for eating, exercising and monitoring your blood sugar.

Visit Healthy Hearts A-Z 2016  For a recap of Sarver Heart Center's recent updates on heart health information.

New Prevention Articles and Inspiring Stories

Advanced 3D Imaging
Early Detection and Guides Mitral Valve Repiars 

New Endowed Chair Fulfills Dream
Scott Klewer, MD fufills dream of congenital heart disease program for adults.

To research other heart and vascular disease topics, visit the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's Health Information for the Public

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