UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Keeping the Beat: What’s New in Drugs to Treat Arrhythmias?'

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
WHAT:          Heart Health Lecture Series featuring specialists from the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, held monthly at Pima County public libraries. A Chest-Compression-Only Video and hands-on skills training will be offered before the lecture. 
5:30 p.m.         Doors open
5:40 p.m.         Chest-Compression-Only Video and hands-on skills training
6:10 p.m.         Lecture
Chest-Compression-Only CPR training is presented by the REACT (Resuscitation Education and CPR Training) Group, UA College of Medicine – Tucson medical students dedicated to teaching people lifesaving skills.
                        In collaboration with the Pima County Public Library System.
COST:            Free and open to the public. Free parking is available.
INFORMATION/RESERVATIONS: Reservations requested, but not required. Please email or call 520-626-4146. For more information about UA Sarver Heart Center, please visit
The December lecture in the series:
DATE:            TUESDAY, DEC. 11
TOPIC:          Keeping the Beat: What’s New in Drugs to Treat Arrhythmias?
                        Atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm abnormality, affects about 3 million individuals in the United States and is a significant stroke risk. New drug choices are available for patients. Learn what's new and what is on the horizon for patients with atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders.
Peter Ott, MD, associate professor of medicine; director of the University of Arizona Medical Center's Electrophysiology Laboratory, and The Peter Ott, MD, Endowed Chair of Electrophysiology at the UA Sarver Heart Center

WHERE:        Miller-Golf Links Library, Community Room, 9640 E. Golf Links Rd., Tucson


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Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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