Sarver Heart Center Spring/Summer 2014
Focused on Excellence and Patient-Centered Care
Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, Sarver Heart Center’s new director, shares her passion for excellence clinical cardiology, the educational mission and research. She applauds the heroic, altruistic people who agreed to participate in clinical trials over the last 65 years, making it possible for the vast majority of heart patients to live longer, healthier lives.
Notes from the Advisory Board
UA Sarver Heart Center Advisory Board Chair Kalidas Madhavpeddi welcomes Dr. Nancy Sweitzer and her goal of building the clinical research core of the center. He also thanks Carol C. Gregorio, PhD, and Karl B. Kern, MD, for serving as interim leaders, following Dr. Gordon Ewy’s retirement last year.
New Options Available for Atrial Fibrillation Patients with High Bleeding Risks
For patients who can’t tolerate anticoagulation medicines, cardiologists specializing in interventional and electrophysiology procedures and cardiothoracic surgeons now have new options for reducing atrial-fibrillation-related stroke risks.
UAMC Selected as Clinical Trial Site for New Sutureless Aortic Valve
Some heart patients who could be helped by surgery have conditions that place them at too high a risk because of the length a time they would need to be in surgery. A new heart valve under study may reduce surgery times and expand treatment options for such patients.
Heart Health Updates
Medical students teach lifesaving skills just in time for a couple of winter visitors. The Gootter Grand Slam supports research focused on resuscitation science and prevention of sudden cardiac death. The Phoenix Suns raise awareness of chest-compression-only CPR. Pat Zabaleta receives Superb Service Award. Art is on loan at the UA Sarver Heart Center.
Generous gifts of all sizes help researchers advance promising ideas.
Read about new faculty, national presentations and recognitions.
Sarver Heart Center Supporters
In memory of Helen Lovaas … Helping Friends and Family While Leaving a Legacy Gift … In Memory of Bob Preble … Many Thanks to Alliance Beverage … Thanks to Ventana Cares
Save the Date
“Heart Smart” Loft Cinema event is in the plans for Tuesday evening, Oct. 21.