WHAT: Green Valley Lecture Series with cardiovascular surgeon from the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center
In cooperation with Green Valley Recreation, Inc.
WHEN: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley
TOPIC: Heart Transplantation: The Future and the Present
The number of patients needing heart transplants exceeds the supply of hearts available. Learn about research underway at the University of Arizona to remodel the field of heart transplantation by using a patient’s stem cells to salvage and regenerate organs. These new methods will help address the shortage of organs, giving more patients a second chance at life. Learn about the current mechanical devices available to serve as bridges to transplant as well as the organ regeneration methods that will one day leave the lab and be available in clinical patient care.
Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, associate professor of surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, the Tony A. Marnell, Sr. Endowed Chair for Research in Cardiac Surgery at the UA Sarver Heart Center, and surgical director of the Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus.
No reservation required. Refreshments provided. For more information about UA Sarver Heart Center, please visit www.heart.arizona.edu