Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 12:00pm

The American Heart Association recently endorsed a substantial change in how cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) should be performed. Developed at The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center in Tucson, the founding researcher will teach the new technique to Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and The Suns Gorilla on Tuesday, April 15, beginning at 12:00 NOON at US Airways Center.

The new Compression-Only CPR is a hands-only technique, avoiding the need for mouth-to-mouth ventilation. This form of CPR results in delivery of a greater number of chest compressions with fewer interruptions to adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The technique also encourages individuals to initiate bystander CPR.


  • Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon
  • Robert Sarver, Managing Partner, Phoenix Suns
  • Gordon A. Ewy, MD, Director of The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center
  • Bentley Bobrow, MD, Medical Director for the ADHS Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (SHARE Program) and Emergency Physician at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
  • The Suns Gorilla

Founded in 1986, the Sarver Heart Center is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease through the three pillars of research, education and patient care. The Center was renamed in recognition of the generous support of the Sarver family in 1998.