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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.  

Heart News

Children, myocarditis and COVID-19

10/15/2020

“The biggest problem with young people is that children get myocarditis at a particular rate. It’s a disease that affects kids. So when a kid shows up with myocarditis right now, it’s often really hard to tell if it’s myocarditis caused by COVID or myocarditis caused by something else,” said Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD. Parents need to focus on prevention - frequent hand washing, social distancing, and wearing a mask.


Meds Mobile App to Provide Greater Autonomy for Older Adults with Hypertension

10/05/2020

As more older adults use smartphones, College of Pharmacy researcher Dr. Jeannie Lee hopes to improve medication adherence and blood pressure rates with a management system in the palm of their hand.


Immune System Changes May Cause High Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women

09/30/2020

A new study finds menopause-induced changes to protective immune cells may add to a spike in high blood pressure in postmenopausal women – findings with implications for sex differences in COVID-19 responses.