UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘How Paramedics and Hospitals Work to Preserve the Brain during Sudden Cardiac Arrest’

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:00pm


WHAT:  Green Valley Lecture Series with cardiovascular specialist from the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center
In cooperation with Green Valley Recreation, Inc.

WHEN:   Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 10 a.m.

WHERE:  Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley

TOPIC:  How Paramedics and Hospitals Work to Preserve the Brain during Sudden Cardiac Arrest
 New chest-compression-only CPR doubles a person’s chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest, but what about quality of life? The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Resuscitation Group has been advancing responses to sudden cardiac arrest for decades. Laypeople who start chest compressions when they witness someone collapse suddenly from cardiac arrest keep blood flowing to the brain. Learn about advances in protocols conducted by emergency responders and hospital staffs that are further improving survival rates and preserving brain function in the vast majority of cases.

SPEAKER:
Karl B. Kern, MD
, an professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and The Gordon A. Ewy, MD Distinguished Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine; chair, Resuscitation Research Group and co-director, UA Sarver Heart Center

COST:  Free

No reservation required. Refreshments provided. For more information about UA Sarver Heart Center, please visit www.heart.arizona.edu

Upcoming Programs:

• Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, incoming director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and incoming chief of the Division of Cardiology in the UA College of Medicine, Green Valley Lecture, Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 10 a.m., at Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley.

• Is Your Estate Plan Up to Date? With John Woods, JD, gift planning expert from the UA Foundation, Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., at the Joyner-Green Valley Branch Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive, Green Valley. Please RSVP by emailing heart@email.arizona.edu or calling 520-626-4146.