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MedPage Today, Apr. 16, 2014

The UV light-activated adhesive created a water-tight seal in seconds that stayed intact in the face of high pressure and flowing blood but biodegrades over time, explained Danny Bluestein, PhD, of New York's Stony Brook University, and Marvin J. Slepian, MD, of the Sarver Heart Center in Tucson, Ariz.

KTAR Radio, Apr. 16, 2014

Researchers at the University of Arizona are working on a new way to power pacemakers that could do away with batteries for good., April 10, 2014

Marvin H. Slepian, MD, a cardiologist at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, and his colleagues are part of an interdisciplinary research team, including scientists from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois, who are developing a flexible medical implant that harvests the energy of the beating heart. Such a device could power pacemakers, defibrillators and heart-rate monitors naturally and reliably and reduce or eliminate the need for batteries.

Arizona Republic Living Well, April 2014

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, is among the heart experts providing an update on heart disease-related medications and technology.

Green Valley News, Mar. 22, 2014

Dr. Nancy Sweitzer, a cardiologist and physiologist recognized for her leadership and experience in clinical heart disease research, focused on her specialty of clinical trials in treating heart disease.

Arizona Public Media, Mar. 4, 2014

One of the difficulties with pacemakers is the battery life. Marvin Slepian has looked to move away from using batteries to instead, a source called piso electronics.

Arizona Public Media, Mar. 4, 2014

A local company takes action by testing two new devices in clinical trials to make changes to artificial hearts in the future to come.

UANews Feb. 3, 2014

Tiny power generators developed by the University of Arizona and the University of Illinois could eliminate the need for batteries in medical devices.

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New Method for Healing Hearts
Yuma News Now, Sept. 29, 2014

In a cutting-edge new clinical trial, the University of Arizona's Dr. Zain Khalpey is using tissue from the human placenta to help heal hearts after surgery. Dr. Khalpey is the UA Sarver Heart Center's Marnell Endowed Chair for Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Talking to Your Doctor About Atrial Fibrillation
KGUN9 News, Sept. 29, 2014

Julia Indik, MD, PhD, a cardiologist specializing in electrophysiology at the UA Sarver Heart Center talks about atrial fibrillation, along with Judy Barnett who has the heart condition.

Probiotics: Moderate Impact on BP?
MedPage Today, July 23, 2014
Supplement is the key word, since the blood pressure lowering was "minor," commented Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, chief of cardiology at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center in Tuscon.