Press Releases

Women with Heart Disease Often Don’t Realize It
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
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
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
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’
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”
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
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
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
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
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
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’
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
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.
Nine UA Health Sciences Faculty Members, Programs Named Finalists for `Influential Health and Medical Leaders’ Awards
Finalists for Tucson Local Media’s Influential Health and Medical Leaders Awards include nine UA Health Sciences-affiliated faculty members and programs.
UA Sarver Heart Center Recruiting Heart Failure Patients for Clinical Study
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?