Doc Talks: Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Disease

Wellness expo, free health lecture by university heart specialists, March 5

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medicine invite the public to a free wellness expo and lectures by two preeminent heart specialists Tuesday, March 5, at the Doubletree by Hilton Tucson – Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way.

The evening event kicks off at 5 p.m. with a wellness expo in which  participants can have their skin analyzed for hidden sun damage, get involved in medical research programs, learn CPR or meet a primary care physician. Light refreshments will be provided.

At 6 p.m., Mathew Hutchinson, MD, a UA professor of medicine and director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, will discuss “Keeping Your Heart in Sync: What You Need to Know about Atrial Fibrillation.”

Dr. Hutchinson specializes in the treatment of complex heart rhythm disorders, such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, as well as adult congenital heart disease and arrhythmias. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

Cardiothoracic surgeon David Bull, MD,  then will discuss “Aortic Disease and Your Treatment Options.” Dr. Bull is a professor and chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery in the UA Department of Surgery. He specializes in heart, lung and esophageal surgery, heart and lung transplantation and artificial hearts. He is board certified in thoracic surgery, general vascular surgery, surgical critical care and general surgery.

Both Dr. Hutchinson and Dr. Bull also are members of the UA Sarver Heart Center.

REGISTRATION: Light refreshments will be provided at all DocTalks. Attendees are asked to register in advance by calling 800-230-CARE (2273) or registering online at BannerHealth.com/DocTalks.


About the UA College of Medicine – Tucson
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is shaping the future of medicine through state-of-the-art medical education programs, groundbreaking research and advancements in-patient care in Arizona and beyond. Founded in 1967, the college boasts more than 50 years of innovation, ranking among the top medical schools in the nation for research and primary care. Through the university’s partnership with Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health-care systems in the country, the college is leading the way in academic medicine. For more information, visit medicine.arizona.edu.

About Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, nationally ranked as a Best Hospital by U.S. News and World Report, and Banner – University Medical Center South, are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Included on the two campuses are Diamond Children's Medical Center and many specialty clinics. The two academic medical centers are part of Arizona-based Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country, with 28 hospitals in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/UniversityTucson or www.bannerhealth.com/UniversitySouth