New 3-D Mapping System Helps UA Cardiologists Improve Targeted Treatment for Arrhythmia Patients


The technology enables University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center electrophysiology cardiologists to more precisely treat atrial fibrillation, the most common heart-rhythm abnormality, affecting 2 to 3 million people in the United States.

Longtime Cardiologist Dr. Frank I. Marcus to Present ‘Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork,’ March 3 in Tucson, March 4 in Phoenix


Free and open to the public, the presentation is part of the Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine series is sponsored by the Flinn Foundation.

Five Ways to Reduce Heart Attack Risk by 80 Percent


If you could do five things to reduce your heart-attack risk by 80 percent, would you take a step to start on this path?

Seven Tips for a Healthy Heart


Reminder: Healthy Heart Day 2015 is Feb. 7. Register online by Feb. 4, or email, phone 520-626-4146.

UA alum Channing Frye teaching CPR


Wildcat basketball fans received a treat in their seats at Wednesday night's game against the Oregon Ducks, cheer cards with a heart-felt message

Providing Tomorrow's Medicine Today


The Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation will transform UA research into practical health care solutions through the commercialization of biomedical technologies.

Dr. Slepian heads Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation


Dr. Marvin Slepian, a cardiologist with the UA Sarver Heart Center, will head the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation, a place where investigators can work with other experienced innovators to flesh out their ideas.

Caring for Children's Hearts


Spencer Cummins was born with multiple heart defects. His parents are grateful to Dr. Scott Klewer, who has overseen Spencer's care since birth.

Obesity among big threats to heart health


Apples vs. pears, and six tips to avoid heart attacks. Dr. Lori Mackstaller brought all of that and more Thursday to about 225 people at the second of four Sarver Heart Center lectures in Green Valley.

Key to saving life is in your hands


There are effective resuscitation treatments and systems of care in place in Arizona to maximize survival. For example, 911 dispatchers are trained to help identify cardiac arrest and to guide you on performing chest compressions. EMS rescuers deliver high-performance CPR and transport patients to hospitals that deliver specialized post-cardiac arrest care. The net result of this coordinated system is a quadrupling of survival to hospital discharge in Arizona since 2004.