• Using precision medicine to bridge bench to bedside.

The Sarver Heart Center

Message from the Interim Director

Since its founding in 1986, the Sarver Heart Center has united scientists and clinicians to educate, explore, and advance the knowledge of cardiovascular medicine. Our collective endeavors have allowed the University of Arizona to be at the forefront of cardiovascular medicine, scientific discovery, and education. As early leaders in the field, our clinicians and researchers have contributed to many important scientific breakthroughs in cardiovascular medicine. We continue to provide world-class education to the next generation of doctors, and our researchers shape the field of cardiology with scientific contributions that inform our ever-evolving "bench-to-bedside" approach. I am proud to serve as the interim Director, and I welcome you.

A History of Innovation:

The founding of chest-compression-only (CCO) CPR by Sarver Heart Center researchers in 2003, as well as the vast research and evidence supporting its efficacy, has reshaped and advanced both cardiac medicine and public health. Clinicians, first responders, and layperson rescuers have seen vastly improved survival outcomes for patients receiving CCO CPR compared to traditional CPR using rescue breaths. The value of this highly accessible, lifesaving intervention cannot be overstated and will continue to fortify public health for generations to come.

Innovating. Life-Saving. Patient Care.

Grand Rounds

Heart News

Sarver Heart Day of Giving


On February 14, the Sarver Heart Center joined forces with the American Red Cross of Southern Arizona and other local organizations to host the Sarver Heart Day of Giving in the spirit of Valentine’s Day.

Sarver Heart Center welcomes nine new members in 2023


The Sarver Heart Center gained nine new members, including notable physicians and researchers, in 2023. Read more about each new member’s contributions to cardiovascular science and medicine below.

2023 Heart Failure Symposium


On a sunny Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson held its inaugural Heart Failure Symposium—the first iteration of what is now an annual event.