UA Sarver Heart Center Presents Lecture on Controlling High Blood Pressure and Preventing Heart Failure

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 10:00am

WHAT:          Green Valley Lecture Series with cardiovascular specialist from the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center.
                        In collaboration with Green Valley Recreation, Inc.
WHEN:           THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 10 A.M.
WHERE:        Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley
TOPIC:          Controlling Hypertension and Preventing Heart Failure
                        About one out of three Americans have high blood pressure and more than half of them don’t have it under control, even though many are aware of their high blood pressure and are being treated by a doctor. While you can’t control the genes you inherit from your family, you can control other factors that can lead to heart failure. These include nutrition, exercise, obesity, smoking and high blood pressure. Learn about the numbers you need to pay attention to and other heart-health facts that could keep you living longer and healthier.
SPEAKER:    Lorraine Mackstaller, MD, an associate professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and the Brach/Brodie Endowed Lecturer for Heart Disease in Women at the UA Sarver Heart Center, specializes in providing primary care to patients with complex heart conditions.
COST:            Free
No reservation required. Refreshments provided. For more information about UA Sarver Heart Center, please visit
Upcoming Green Valley lectures include:
Thursday, Dec. 20
            Stress and the Heart
Gordon A. Ewy, MD
Thursday, Jan. 17
New Methods to Opening Arteries: Update on Surgery and Interventional Approaches
Karl B. Kern, MD, and Kapildeo Lotun, MD
Thursday, Feb. 21
            Keeping the Beat: What’s New in Drugs to Treat Arrhythmias?
Peter Ott, MD
Thursday, March 21
            Stroke Update: Caring for the Survivor and Caregiver
Leslie Ritter, PhD, RN
Thursday, April 18
Controlling Diabetes: The Role of Food and Exercise
Betsy Dokken, NP, PhD