UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘New Ways to Diagnose and Treat Atrial Fibrillation and Other Arrhythmias’ – Jan. 18 in Green Valley

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center will kick off its Green Valley Lecture Series, Thursday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. with New Ways to Diagnose and Treat Atrial Fibrillation and Other Arrhythmias,” with MD.

Atrial fibrillation is a common heart rhythm problem, particularly in people over age 60. In many cases, medications may be sufficient to control symptoms. If medications are insufficient, an ablation procedure may be considered. Several recent advances in technology have made this approach more promising. Dr. Ott will discuss these new treatment options, as well as strategies for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, including anti-coagulation medicine, aspirin and new options for patients unable to tolerate anticoagulants.

Dr. Ott is associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and The Peter Ott Endowed Chair of Electrophysiology at the UA Sarver Heart Center.

The lecture series is free and open to the public and includes time for questions and answers.

The UA Sarver Heart Center Green Valley Lecture Series is offered in cooperation with Green Valley Recreation, Inc. The lecture will be at Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley. No reservation is required; refreshments provided.

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Upcoming Green Valley lectures include:

  • Feb 15 – “Tour of the Heart: How Advances in Imaging Improve Diagnostics and Guide Treatments,” Raj Janardhanan, MD, associate professor of medicine and medical imaging, UA Sarver Heart Center.
  • March 15 – “New Interventional Procedures for Heart Disease,” Tom A. Lassar, MD, professor of medicine, UA Sarver Heart Center.

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center’s 150 members include faculty from cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric cardiology, neurology, vascular surgery, radiology, endocrinology, emergency medicine, nursing, pharmacy and basic sciences. The UA Sarver Heart Center emphasizes a highly collaborative research environment, fostering innovative translational or “bench-to-bedside” research and working toward a future free of heart disease and stroke. If you would like to give permission for the Sarver Heart Center to contact you about heart research studies, please complete a Cardiology Research Registry Information Form. The academic mission of the UA Sarver Heart Center encompasses fellowship programs in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology and electrophysiology.