GUIDE-HF Clinical Trial Studies CardioMEMS in Patients with Heart Failure


The GUIDE-HF IDE clinical trial is underway to study the effectiveness of the CardioMEMS™ HF System in an expanded population of patients with heart failure. Dr. Deepak Acharya is the site principal investigator at Sarver Heart Center for this multi-site research study.

Dr. Julia Indik Honored with the 2021 Laennec Master Clinician Award


“As I look over the list of past honorees, I’m overwhelmed,” said Dr. Indik. “During the past 20 years, the idea of ‘bedside’ cardiology has changed so much, particularly the way technology is incorporated into patient care and diagnostics,” she said.

Assessing Usefulness of Genetic Information in Heart Disease Care


Dr. Joseph Alpert is leading an observational study with the goals of helping the physician in the diagnosis process, minimizing the rate of adverse drug effects, and increasing patient engagement and satisfaction with treatment.

Minority Outreach Program Chair Honored with Founders Award


Wanda F Moore, who expanded community education and outreach activities to include underserved minority communities, is the 2021 recipient of Greater Tucson Leadership’s Founders Award.

Vascular Surgeon to Study Brain Blood Flow and Alzheimer’s


Researchers hope that finding a connection between carotid disease and Alzheimer’s could provide a new pathway for preventing dementia.

FINEARTS-HF Clinical Study Investigates Treatment for Patients with Heart Failure


Sarver Heart Center is a site for a clinical study, led by Preethi William, MD, to evaluate the effectiveness of finerenone for treating patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).

UArizona Sarver Heart Center Welcomes New Faculty


Faculty have expertise in interventional cardiology, structural heart disease, advanced heart disease, transplant cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery.

Study Aims to Train Providers to Remove Bias from Decisions


Researchers seek to reduce bias and remove barriers to equitable treatment for advanced heart disease through standardized health care protocols.

Lifting Up Future Health Professionals Through Mentorship


"Science is super fun and I love it, but I really love helping others with their career development,” Dr. Nancy Sweitzer said. “It’s the No. 1 pleasure in my job.”

Harvey’s Hearts: Teaching Future Cardiologists the Right Beat


Training to become a cardiologist takes a lot of time, patience and guidance. But with advanced technology in the form of the College of Medicine – Tucson Sarver Heart Center’s Harveys – animatronic devices capable of being programmed with a wide range of heart beats and health issues – future cardiologists are able to learn what to listen for and how to treat heart ailments.