Sarver Heart Center, Room 4137
"Ambulatory Hemodynamic Monitoring in Heart Failure: Case Studies and the GUIDE-HF Trial"
Nancy K, Sweitzer, MD, PhD & Angelica Lenter, ACNP
Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD
Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, FHFSA, FAHA, FACC, is the Director of the Sarver Heart Center and the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. Her research has focused on better understanding how to improve symptoms, organ function and outcomes in heart failure. Current and prior interests include the physiology and biology of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, clinical trials in heart failure, and early phase clinical trials in cardiovascular medicine.
Dr. Sweitzer has led and collaborated on studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health as well as studies supported by industry and academic sponsors. She has served on numerous NIH and AHA committees and currently serves as a member of the NHLBI Clinical Trials Study section. She has served on the Guidelines and Scientific Statements committee and currently serves on the Advocacy and the Nominations Committees of the HFSA. She is president-elect of the Association of Professors of Cardiology. Dr. Sweitzer graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, and was an MD/PhD recipient from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She completed her graduate medical training, including internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiography and heart failure and transplant, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. After serving on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for several years she joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin as the director of the Heart Failure Program. She left the University of Wisconsin to come to the University of Arizona in 2014.
Recipient of numerous Top Doctor and Top Performer awards, Dr. Sweitzer has also received teaching awards from every institution at which she has worked. Dr. Sweitzer is the Editor in Chief of the online journal Circulation: Heart Failure.
Angelica Lentner, ACNP
Angelica Lentner is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with the Advanced Heart Disease team at Banner - University Medical Center.
Prior to becoming a nurse, Angelica received a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona and worked as a teaching assistant in special education for Tucson Unified School District. She returned to school in 2010 to pursue her passion for healthcare.
She received her BSN from the University of Arizona in 2011 and worked as a nurse on 4NE while attending graduate school. In 2016, Angelica received her MSN and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification from Grand Canyon University, and joined the Advanced Heart Disease team that November.
Ms. Lentner spent the last year reorganizing the advanced heart disease nurse practitioner clinic, and now runs the heart failure consultative service in addition to supporting the Advanced Heart Disease inpatient team. Ms. Lentner is also responsible for the primary management of CardioMEMS patients, including commercial implants, post-approval study, and the ongoing GUIDE-HF clinical trial. As an early career professional, she was selected for the Heart Failure Society’s “Future Leaders in Heart Failure Symposium” and is an active member of the HFSA.