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.

Blood Pressure Medication Does Not Increase COVID-19 Risk


Sarver Heart Center researchers clarify the interaction between blood pressure medications and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Breath Exercises to Improve Sleep and Blood Pressure in Sleep Apnea Cases


Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson are assessing the long-term effectiveness of “inspiratory muscle training” for reducing blood pressure and improving cardiovascular health in adults with obstructive sleep apnea.

Better Way to Measure Frailty in Patients with Advanced Heart Disease


Dr. Nancy Sweitzer, advanced heart disease cardiologist, teamed up with Nima Toosizadeh, PhD, a biomedical engineer, to study a way to make frailty assessments less subjective when it comes to determining advanced treatments for patients diagnosed with heart failure.

Vaxed Up to Protect Patients. Please Do Your Part.


We have been vaccinated to keep our patients, our families, our co-workers and our community safe. If you haven’t yet been vaccinated, please schedule an appointment. “Some of my patients have raised concerns about heart inflammation (called myocarditis or pericarditis), which may have occurred following COVID-19 vaccination. These cases are very rare. We are seeing many more COVID ‘long haulers’ - patients who have ongoing heart and lung issues due to the impact of the virus on their health,” said Dr. Nancy Sweitzer.

Use Resilience to Get through Stressful Times, Protect Your Heart


“I don’t think any of us thought we’d be dealing with the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic for this length of time, but it is important not to get discouraged and to use tools to stay positive, even in hard times,” said Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the Sarver Heart Center. “Studies repeatedly show that a person who responds to adversity with resiliency has less cardiovascular disease than a person who focuses on negativity."