UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Winning the Battle Over Heart Disease

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

WHAT: Heart Health Lecture Series featuring specialists from the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and registered dietitians from The University of Arizona Medical Center, held monthly at Pima County public libraries. A Chest-Compression-Only Video and hands-on skills training will be offered before and after the lecture. 


5:30 p.m. Doors open
5:40 p.m. Chest-Compression-Only Video and hands-on skills training
6 p.m. Lecture
7 p.m. Chest-Compression-Only Video and hands-on skills training (repeat)
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 October lecture in the series:
TOPIC: Winning the Battle Over Heart Disease: The Role of Diet and Exercise
Every day your heart beats around 100,000 times, sending 2,000 gallons of blood surging through 60,000 miles of blood vessels to feed your body. The health of this “plumbing system” is impacted by choices we make every day, giving us the power to live strong and long when we modify our lifestyle to maximize heart health. Practical ways to maximize heart health through diet and exercise will be explored during this community talk.
Janet Funk, MD, associate professor of medicine, Section of Endocrinology, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.
Heather Danielson, RD, CDE, registered dietitian at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus.
WHERE: Himmel Library, Community Room
1035 N. Treat Ave., Tucson
Upcoming Heart Health Lectures:
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Stroke Update: Caring for the Survivor and Caregiver
Leslie Ritter, PhD, RN
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Community Room LL1, 101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson
Note: Free parking begins at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Keeping the Beat: What’s New in Drugs to Treat Arrhythmias?
Peter Ott, MD
Miller-Golf Links Library, Community Room, 9640 E. Golf Links Rd., Tucson
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013
So, You’re 40 and Feel Fine: It’s Time to Be Serious about Heart Attacks
Gordon A. Ewy, MD
Murphy-Wilmot Library, Community Room, 530 N. Wilmot Rd., Tucson
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013
Fall in Love with the Heart Health Diet
Shari Schoentag, RD, CNSC
Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, Children’s Room, 7800 N. Schisler Dr., Marana
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Eating Heart Healthy on a Budget
Susan Bristol, MS, RD, CNSC, with Leslie Guzman, Phil Lewis, Meghan Smith, Christina Caple
Woods Memorial Library, Community Room, 3455 N. 1st Ave., Tucson
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
New Approaches to Opening Arteries: Update on Surgery and Interventional Approaches
Karl B. Kern, MD, and Kapil Lotun, MD
Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, Community Room, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Controlling High Blood Pressure and Preventing Heart Failure
Lorraine Mackstaller, MD
Murphy-Wilmot Library, Community Room, 530 N. Wilmot Rd., Tucson