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The UA Sarver Heart Center's Focus Areas for Research

Clinical Research

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center is enrolling patients for several clinical research trials to improve patient care for several cardiovascular diseases.

Resuscitation Science
The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Resuscitation Research Group is world-renowned for decades of research that led to new CPR guidelines that advocate chest-compression-only CPR, a method that doubles a person’s chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest.

Molecular Cardiovascular Research Program
Research in this area focuses on identifying problems at the molecular level and developing tests and treatments for clinical diseases of the heart.

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy/Dysplasia (ARVC/D)

Learn about ongoing research into Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy/Dysplasia (ARVC/D), an inherited condition that causes abnormal heart rhythms. ARVC/D may account for up to 20 percent of cases of sudden death among young people.

Cerebral Vascular Disease (Stroke)

Minority-Specific Cardiovascular Problems

Investigator Awards

To help further new research in these areas, Sarver Heart Center funds annual Investigator Awards. Since 1995, members of the UA Sarver Heart Center have competed for seed grants to advance promising research.

Recipient of Scorpion Pit Award from BioAccel
Carol Gregorio, PhD, has been appointed vice dean for innovation and development in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (COM-T), effective May 9.
Research shows that women and health-care professionals both have difficulty recognizing symptoms of heart disease in women, which can lead to delayed treatment and incorrect diagnoses, says University of Arizona nursing professor Anne Rosenfeld.
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Although pediatric heart surgery techniques have improved over the years, children with CHD often have a high rate of organ failure after surgery. This study will explore the role of the gut in determining post-operative outcomes after repair of congenital heart defects in infants and children.