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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.


UArizona Prepares to Offer More In-Person Classes

10/06/2020

On Oct. 12, the university hopes to resume in-person instruction for classes of 30 or fewer students that were designated in-person or flex in-person courses at the time of registration.


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.


Sarver Heart Center Welcomes 2 New Cardiologists

09/30/2020

The new faculty cardiologists, Drs. Keng Pineda and Andrew Williams, bring expertise in interventional cardiology, cardiac imaging, cardio-oncology and sports cardiology to the University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner – University Medicine Tucson.


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.


Sarver Heart Center Members Share Expertise Nationally and Internationally

09/29/2020

Learn where Sarver Heart Center members, including Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, Carol Gregorio, PhD, Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS, Michael Grandner, PhD, have been sharing their expertise.


UArizona Sees Improvement in COVID-19 Numbers, Compliance

09/29/2020

The number of positive test results on campus decreased following a 14-day shelter-in-place recommendation.


Students Advance Aspirations through UArizona Programs and Sarver Heart Center

09/28/2020

Ambitious, dedicated students affiliated with Sarver Heart Center turned to University of Arizona programs this summer to advance their academic aspirations.


Taking Care of Hearts in the COVID-19 Era

09/28/2020

Regular follow-up care as well as urgent and emergent care keeps hearts healthy and saves lives. COVID-19 precautionary guidelines work to keep care providers and patients safe, according to current experience.


Are patients having heart problems post-COVID-19?

09/24/2020

Myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, and vascular inflammation, inflammation of all the blood vessels in the body, are conditions seen in post-COVID-19 patients, Dr. Nancy Sweitzer tells the Arizona Daily Wildcat. Blood clots unlike any she has seen before line entire blood vessels or clot in the arteries in the heart; several patients are coming in who’ve had COVID-19 three, four, even six weeks ago.


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