Sarver Heart Center Winter 2015-2016

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72
Be Part Of Something Big To Help Beat Heart Disease 
Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD, principal investigator of the Sarver Heart Center Biorepository, goes into greater detail of how UA Sarver Heart Center scientists are asking bigger questions to get better answers as we move toward a future free of heart disease and stroke. 
 

Note From the Director

As the UA Sarver Heart Center prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2016, Dr. Nancy Sweitzer outlines a revitalized vision for the next 10 years.

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Investigator Awards 

The UA Sarver Heart Center has a long tradition of encouraging young researchers as evidenced by the number Investigator Award recipients who have been supported by grants early in their careers, thanks to the generosity of donors.

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Welcome New Faculty

A cardiologist, muscle physiologist and pharmacist recently joined the UA Sarver Heart Center faculty. 

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Member Updates
Sarver Heart Center members had significant involvement in the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2015. Parker Antin is elected president of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology board. Marvin Slepian is inducted as president of the International Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support.

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Structural Heart Disease Program Celebrates New Technology 
The University of Arizona Structural Heart Disease program continues to grow as it enters its third successful year at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center. The program is centered around Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive option for patients with aortic stenosis whose other health conditions make open-heart valve surgery high risk.

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Sarver Heart Center Welcomes Cheryl House to the Development Team 
Cheryl House joined the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center as senior director of development in May 2015, and serves as the main point of contact for the UA Sarver Heart Center development team.

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Remembering Irene Sarver: She Followed the Path of Her Heart  
From supporting family businesses to raising money for charities, being politically active to rolling up her sleeves to share her talents with volunteer organizations, Irene Sarver had boundless energy for good causes.

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We've Got The Beat: An Update on Atrial Fibrillation
In October, UA Sarver Heart Center cardiologists provided an update on prevention, medication management, procedures and genetic research related to atrial fibrillation.

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Upcoming Community Education Programs 

Lecture schedule in Green Valley. Save the date, April 9, for Healthy Heart Day.

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