Sarver Heart Center 30th Anniversary Lecture Series: ‘Resuscitation Research: More Ways to Cheat Death,’ Jan. 18

On Jan. 18, Karl B. Kern, MD, and Gordon A. Ewy, MD, will present a community lecture, part of Sarver Heart Center’s 30th Anniversary Lecture Series, on the Resuscitation Research Group’s history and continued progress to improve care for sudden cardiac arrest patients.

As part of the 2016-2017 University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center’s 30th Anniversary Commemoration, the community is invited to the upcoming lecture Resuscitation Research: More Ways to Cheat Death.” The lecture will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6 – 7:15 p.m., in Room 5403, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

World-renowned for decades of research, the UA Sarver Heart Center Resuscitation Research Group has investigated methods that have the potential to double the chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest. These studies led to new CPR guidelines that advocate chest-compression-only CPR. The research group also has contributed life-saving protocols developed for emergency responders and hospitals.

“Sudden cardiac arrest is responsible for an estimated 300,000 deaths each year in the United States—about one every minute. It is a major public health issue,” said Gordon A. Ewy, MD, professor emeritus and director emeritus of the UA Sarver Heart Center.

Dr. Ewy and Karl B. Kern, MD, professor of medicine and co-director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and the Gordon A. Ewy, MD, Distinguished Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, will present.   

During the lecture, participants will learn about Sarver Heart Center's decades of research to improve abysmal survival rates and will learn new research now under way to further improve survival rates and the quality of life for survivors of cardiac arrest.

To attend the lecture, please enter the UA Health Sciences campus via Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. To register online, please visit or click on “Attend Events.” If you are unable to register online, please email or call 520-626-2901. Free event parking is available in the Banner – University Medical Center Visitor Parking Garage or the University of Arizona Zone 1 lots (after 5 p.m.).

About the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center’s 145 members include faculty from cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric cardiology, neurology, vascular surgery, radiology, endocrinology, emergency medicine, nursing, pharmacy and basic sciences. The UA Sarver Heart Center emphasizes a highly collaborative research environment, bridging “bench and bedside” research that advances life-saving innovations and patient care. If you would like to give permission for Sarver Heart Center to contact you about heart research studies, please complete a Cardiology Research Registry Information Form.

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

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