Press Releases

When it comes to women’s health, should we be looking more deeply into matters of a women’s chest, not just the breast?
05/15/17
Dr. Elizabeth Juneman discusses heart disease in women during Women's Health Wee Consider the statistics: 50 percent of women (1 in 2) will die from cardiovascular disease, compared with 4 percent (1 in 25) who will die from breast cancer. Heart disease doesn’t discriminate; it is the leading cause of death whether you’re black, white or Latina.
Nancy K. Sweitzer
02/08/17
UA Researchers Go the Distance for Fluid Analysis Via Sweat
12/06/16
A first-of-its-kind wearable sensor, tested at the El Tour de Tucson endurance cycling event in 2015, measures biomarkers to reveal the body's response to exercise.
Sarver Heart Center 30th Anniversary Lecture Series: ‘Thinking from the Heart: How to Protect the Brain in Patients with Heart Disease,’ Dec. 14
12/05/16
On Dec. 14, Lee Ryan, PhD, professor and department chair, UA College of Science, Department of Psychology, and Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, professor and chief of cardiology and director of the UA Sarver Heart Center, will present a community lecture, part of Sarver Heart Center’s 30th Anniversary Lecture Series. This talk will focus on heart disease, memory and cognition.
Sarver Heart Center 30th Anniversary Lecture Series: “Beating Your Odds Against Stroke: An update on prevention, treatments and acting FAST to preserve your brain”
11/08/16
On November 16, Bruce Coull, MD, professor of neurology, will present a community lecture, part of Sarver Heart Center’s 30th Anniversary Lecture Series, focused on stroke treatment and prevention.
09/26/16
Heart Disease and Sleep: Expert Panel Reports That Both Duration and Quality May Impact Heart Health
09/21/16
In its first scientific statement on sleep, the American Heart Association and its committee of heart health and sleep researchers, including Michael Grandner, PhD, of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, find in a review of current evidence that too much or too little sleep, along with sleep-related breathing irregularities and insomnia, may be linked to heart risk factors.
UA Sarver Heart Center 30th Anniversary Lecture Series: ‘Keeping Your Heart in Sync: What You Need to Know About Atrial Fibrillation’ - New Date! Now Oct. 25
09/16/16
Dr. Mathew Hutchinson will provide an update on atrial fibrillation on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in DuVal Auditorium.
09/15/16
Banner – UMC Tucson Ranked Among Nation’s ‘Best Hospitals’
08/02/16
And Best in Tucson Metro Area, says U.S. News & World Report
The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center welcomes Mathew D. Hutchinson, MD, as the new director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Program in the Division of Cardiology at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson. Board certified in cardiovascular disease
07/19/16
The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center welcomes Mathew D. Hutchinson, MD, as the new director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Program in the Division of Cardiology at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson.
Dr. Gregorio named Vice Dean for Innovation and Development for UA College of Medicine – Tucson
05/10/16
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.
Women with Heart Disease Often Don’t Realize It
05/05/16
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.
How the Gut Microbiome May be Key in Post-Surgery Organ Failure after Heart Surgery in Children
05/02/16
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.
UA Sarver Heart Center Minority Outreach Health Advocate Wanda Moore Says Knowledge is Power in Regard to Heart Disease
04/18/16
April is National Minority Health Month and the UA Sarver Heart Center Community Coalition for Heart Health Education, a minority outreach program, works year-round to raise awareness of heart health disparities.
We’re Taking Red Steps to Rise above Heart Failure
04/14/16
April 14 is Heart Failure Society of America’s Red Steps Challenge – 6 million red steps to raise awareness of the 6 million Americans who are living with heart failure
University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Healthy Heart Day 2016: Food for Heart’
03/10/16
Hear updates, have your questions answered by experts, get health screenings, and enjoy a boxed lunch and cooking demonstration.
UA Sarver Heart Center Presents “Understanding Advanced Heart Disease”
03/08/16
Understanding Advanced Heart Disease, Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 10 a.m.
UA’s Dr. Scott Klewer Receives Congenital Heart Surveillance Grant from the March of Dimes
03/03/16
The Arizona CHSTRONG project will provide a more complete understanding of the social and quality-of-life issues facing individuals with congenital heart disease from throughout the state as they transition into adulthood.
UA Health Sciences Researchers Look to Collaborate With Cuba on Diabetic Wound Therapy
03/02/16
Diabetic foot ulcers are more costly to treat than the five leading cancers. In response, UAHS physician-scientists David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, and Marvin Slepian, MD, have begun discussions with Cuban researchers to steward the FDA approval for a diabetic foot ulcer healing drug for use in the United States.
UA Sarver Heart Center Presents Update on Options for Treating Atrial Fibrillation, Feb. 17
02/04/16
Presentation is a part of the Green Valley Lecture Series, featuring experts from the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, in cooperation with Green Valley Recreation, Inc.
New 3D Printer Enables UA Pediatric Cardiologist to Expand Teaching Methods
10/28/15
The new technology is being used to create three-dimensional heart models to teach UA medical students and residents about normal and abnormal cardiac anatomy, and to help families understand their child’s congenital heart defect.
La Universidad de Arizona Sarver Heart Center necesita ayuda de la comunidad en lanzamiento de un estudio para pacientes de paro cardiaco
10/26/15
Investigadores de la Universidad de Arizona Sarver Heart Center están buscando comentario de la comunidad para un estudio que requiere pacientes calificados sean inscritos cuando son inconscientes e incapaces de dar consentimiento. Este estudio puede mejorar la atención de los pacientes de paro cardiaco.
UA Health Sciences Faculty Members, Programs Recognized as `Influential Health and Medical Leaders’
09/25/15
Tucson Local Media announced the winners of its Influential Health and Medical Leaders Awards and honored UA Health Sciences-affiliated faculty members and programs.
Community Education Program, “We’ve Got the Beat: An Update on Atrial Fibrillation” to be held Oct. 17
09/23/15
The community is invited to attend “We’ve Got the Beat: An Update on Atrial Fibrillation,” an education program presented by the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, on Oct. 17.