Sarver Heart Center Summer 2016

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 Working Every Day to Advance Heart Disease Research and Care

When Jerry Stanford's heart failure condition progressed, Sarver Heart Center's Advanced Heart Disease Team implanted a left-ventricular-assist device, which gave him the opportunity to regain the strength and energy to enjoy his grandchildren. Read More.



 Note from the Director 

As we commemorate Sarver Heart Center's 30th anniversary year, we celebrate continued progress, including the appointment of a new vice dean for innovation and development, the hiring of a new board-certified electrophysiologist and continued growth of our Clinical Research Program. Read more


Know Your Family's Risk Factors

Wanda Moore, chair of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Minority Outreach Program, encourages African American women to address their risk factors for heart disease. Read more



Women Should Ask Three Heart Health Questions 

Anne G. Rosenfeld, PhD, RN has three important questions for women of all ages to ask their health care provider at their next appointment. Read more



Arizona's First Patient for a Highly Specialized Valve Replacement 

Lola Cotton, 81, was the first person in Arizona to have Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement using the transseptal approach. Now she's back to throwing pots.  Read more



 More Advanced Procedures Available for Congenital Heart Patients 

Thanks to the arrival of pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Mary-Jane Barth, MD, children and adults in Southern Arizona are once again able to receive minimally-invasive pulmonary valve replacements in Tucson. Read more



Dr. Carol Gregorio named Vice Dean for Innovation and Development  

Carol Gregorio, PhD, co-director of the UA Sarver Heart Center since 2007 and the Luxford/Schoolcraft Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Research, has been appointed Vice Dean for Innovation and Development for the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Read more


Welcome Cardiologist Dr. Mathew Hutchinson  

Mathew Hutchinson, MD, is the new director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Program. He specializes in treating complex heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Hutchinson will kick off our 30th Anniversary Lecture Series with an update on atrial fibrillation on Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. in DuVal Auditorium. Watch for details. Read more


Sarver Heart Center Welcomes New Members 

Michael Grander, PhD, Martha Gulati, MD, MS, and Franz Rischard, DO, MSc, have joined the Sarver Heart Center as new members. Read more




Researchers Look to Collaborate with Cuba on Diabetic Wound Therapy 

Sarver Heart Center members Marvin Slepian, MD, and David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, are in discussions with Cuban researchers to pursue a ground-breaking partnership to steward FDA approval of a drug that helps heal diabetic foot ulcers.  Read more




Recent awards and honors for UA Sarver Heart Center board president and Minority Outreach Program chair, UA College of Medicine residents and graduates and Diagnostic Cardiology staff. Read more



Investigator Award Leads to National Funding  

University of Arizona pediatric critical care physician-scientist Katri Typpo, MD, was awarded a NIH grant based on research funded by a Sarver Heart Center William “Billy” Gieszl Award. Read more



Philanthropic Visionary Honored  

Margaret Richardson, successful businesswoman and inspirational philanthropist, was conferred  with the highest honor given by the UA. Read more



 Steven M. Gootter Foundation Update  

The 11th annual Steven M. Gootter Foundation Gala was held on March 4. Andrew Messing, President of the Steven M. Gootter Foundation, announced the Foundation’s role in introducing the PulsePoint app to Greater Tucson. Read more



Desert Toyota

For the 14th consecutive year, Desert Toyota has supported the UA Sarver Heart Center’s community education programs.  Read more



 Why a Will?                                      

A majority of adult Americans do not have wills, which are the simplest way to ensure that your assets will be distributed according to your wishes. The time to prepare a will is when you are healthy – this allows you the time to fully explore your options.  Read more



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