UA Sarver Heart Center's Presents 'Controlling High Blood Pressure and Preventing Heart Failure' and 'Chest-Compression-Only CPR' Program

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 5:30pm
Speaker: Lori Mackstaller, MD
Associate professor, Division of Cardiology, at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and the UA Sarver Heart Center’s Edwin J. Brach Foundation / Hazel and Bertram Brodie Endowed Lecturer.
 
'Controlling High Blood Pressure and Preventing Heart Failure’

About one-third of Americans are aware that they have high blood pressure, a rate that has risen about 10 percent from 2005 to 2009. While awareness is growing, only half of the people with hypertension have it controlled, despite the fact that about 62 percent of people use medication to try to control it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke and heart disease, including heart attacks and heart failure, the only cardiac disease that continues to increase in both incidence and prevalence. More Medicare dollars are spent for diagnosis and treatment of heart failure than any other disease.

Learn how lifestyle and medication can help control high blood pressure and prevent heart failure.

Heart Health Lecture Series featuring specialists from the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and The University of Arizona Medical Center, held monthly at Pima County public libraries. A Chest-Compression-Only CPR 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 CPR 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 heart@u.arizona.edu or call 520-626-4146. For more information about UA Sarver Heart Center, please visit www.heart.arizona.edu