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The Sarver Heart Center

Message from the Director

About half of our patients are women, yet cardiology remains a male-dominated specialty. If we want to recruit and train a more diverse group of cardiologists, particularly women and under-represented minorities, we need to acknowledge the current state of the profession, change some perceptions, and think creatively about the cardiologists’ career of the future.  

Innovating. Life-Saving. Patient Care.

Grand Rounds

The role of metabolism in cardiac repair
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:00pm

Heart News

Early-career Heart Disease Scientists Receive Investigator Awards


Sarver Heart Center awarded 10 Investigator Awards totaling $165,000 for the 2019-2020 grant cycle. These competitive research projects focus on advancing knowledge in the areas of surgical interventions, the role of provider bias, heart muscle development and interventions at the cellular level, mechanical circulatory support, congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. “We are grateful for our generous donors who ensure the ongoing success of the Investigator Award Program,” said Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and chief of cardiology.

Students Learn CPR as High School Graduation Requirement in Arizona


High school seniors across Arizona will have to know how to perform “Chest-Compression-Only” CPR as a requirement for graduation. “This new law came up suddenly, with the state leaving schools scrambling to comply without providing any resources. That’s why it’s so valuable for schools to have organizations like Sarver Heart Center ... to turn to for help.”

Four Cardiologists Join UArizona Sarver Heart Center


The new faculty cardiologists bring expertise in interventional cardiology, cardiac imaging, heart failure and transplant cardiology to the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center. Schedule an appointment today.