Press Releases

UA Sarver Heart Center Recruiting Heart Failure Patients for Clinical Study
08/04/15
Cardiologists at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center are recruiting patients with heart failure for a clinical research study that is evaluating a cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) investigational device.
JAMA Studies Highlight CPR-AED Benefits Developed at UA Sarver Heart Center
07/22/15
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this week published significant findings in two studies noting improved patient outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) victims, influenced by bystander CPR interventions and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
Community Input Needed to Help UA Sarver Heart Center Launch a Clinical Research Study for Cardiac Arrest Patients
07/09/15
University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center researchers are seeking community input on a clinical trial that requires qualified patients to be enrolled when they are unconscious and unable to give consent. This study may improve care for all cardiac arrest patients.
UA Sarver Heart Center Scientists Awarded NIH Grant to Study Contractile Proteins that Keep Hearts Beating in Dilated Cardiomyopathy
07/07/15
UA researchers have identified the connection between thin-filament length and cardiac function, as well as the role thin-filament length dysregulation plays in cardiomyopathies. The new NIH grant will help to uncover insights into novel therapeutic targets for dilated cardiomyopathy.
UA Experts Co-Author National Report that Focuses on How to Save More Lives from Cardiac Arrest in the U.S.
06/30/15
Two University of Arizona researchers are co-authors of a report released that examines current statistics of cardiac arrest in the United States and recommends public health strategies to improve survival rates.
Learn CCO-CPR, Help UA Sarver Heart Center Launch a Clinical Research Study at the Pima County Fair
04/21/15
NOTE: Through April 26, Monday – Friday, 1 – 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. in Thurber Hall, Booth T236
UA Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Zain Khalpey Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award
03/25/15
As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Khalpey will continue his collaborative research with Poland’s Ryszard T. Smolenski, MD, PhD, at the Medical University of Gdańsk, studying adult stem cell therapy to repair damaged hearts.
Dr. Juneman Joins UA Sarver Heart Center Faculty
03/03/15
Elizabeth Juneman, MD, has joined the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center as an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, and director of outpatient cardiology.
New 3-D Mapping System Helps UA Cardiologists Improve Targeted Treatment for Arrhythmia Patients
03/02/15
The technology enables University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center electrophysiology cardiologists to more precisely treat atrial fibrillation, the most common heart-rhythm abnormality, affecting 2 to 3 million people in the United States.
Longtime Cardiologist Dr. Frank I. Marcus to Present ‘Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork,’ March 3 in Tucson, March 4 in Phoenix
02/17/15
Free and open to the public, the presentation is part of the Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine series is sponsored by the Flinn Foundation.
Five Ways to Reduce Heart Attack Risk by 80 Percent
02/12/15
If you could do five things to reduce your heart-attack risk by 80 percent, would you take a step to start on this path?
Seven Tips for a Healthy Heart
02/03/15
Reminder: Healthy Heart Day 2015 is Feb. 7. Register online by Feb. 4, or email heart@u.arizona.edu, phone 520-626-4146.
Providing Tomorrow's Medicine Today
01/27/15
The Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation will transform UA research into practical health care solutions through the commercialization of biomedical technologies.
University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Presents Healthy Heart Day 2015, Feb. 7
01/08/15
Join the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center on Saturday, Feb. 7, for an interactive, informative day of heart-healthy presentations, screenings and activities.
University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Welcomes Cardiology Clinical Research Manager
12/16/14
Catherine MacDonald, BSN, MBA, joined the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and the Division of Cardiology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson as manager of cardiology research.
UA College of Nursing Professor Ruth Taylor-Piliae Receives AHA 2014 Stroke Article of the Year Award
12/03/14
This annual award recognizes the scientific and clinical contributions of cerebrovascular nurses in promoting AHA goals and excellence in cerebrovascular nursing science; Dr. Taylor-Piliae was recognized for her article about the effects of Tai Chi on older stroke survivors.
Arizona Research Shows Dispatchers Giving CPR Instruction Saves Lives
11/15/14
Emergency dispatchers providing life-saving CPR instructions to 9-1-1 callers prior to first responders arriving on scene dramatically increases survival from the leading cause of death, cardiac arrest, according to Arizona research.
Beyond "Fed Up": Take Steps to Reduce Sugar in Your Diet
10/21/14
What are ways you can reduce sugar consumption?
UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Fed Up’ Special Showing and Panel Discussion, Oct. 21
10/01/14
Heart Smart Movie and Panel Discussion presented by the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Women’s Heart Health Education Committee
The Three Most Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Atrial Fibrillation
09/04/14
September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month.
New System in Arizona Dramatically Improves Survival from Cardiac Arrest
07/29/14
Study Shows Marked Increase in Survival Rates with Routing Change
University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Welcomes New Doctors, Notes National Appointments
07/29/14
Drs. Desai and Doraiswamy join the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center faculty; Professors Antin and Gregorio appointed to national organizations.
More than 100 UAHN Physicians among 'Best Doctors in America'
07/14/14
More than 100 Tucson physicians with the University of Arizona Health Network are ranked among the 2014 Best Doctors in America and are featured in Tucson Lifestyle magazine’s July issue on Best Doctors in Tucson.
UA Cardiology Fellows Class of 2014 Prepare for Next Phase of Careers
06/30/14
The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center celebrated the graduation of five fellows from the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program and two from the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program this June.
UA Sarver Heart Center: Getting to the Heart of Men’s Health
06/03/14
June is National Men’s Health Month and National CPR & AED Awareness Month