UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘Sleep to Your Heart’s Content,’ Jan. 17, in Green Valley

The 2019 free Green Valley Lecture Series begins with a focus on sleep and how it affects heart health.

TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center will kick off its 32nd annual Green Valley Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m., with “Sleep to Your Heart’s Content,” presented by Michael A. Grandner, PhD.

The UA Sarver Heart Center Green Valley Lecture Series is offered in cooperation with Green Valley Recreation, Inc. Lectures will be at Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley. The lecture series is free and open to everyone, and includes time for questions and answers. No reservation required. Refreshments provided.

Sleep is an important part of health and poor sleep can increase risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other health problems. Sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea also can play an important role in heart disease risk.

Dr. Grandner will talk about some of the ways that healthy sleep can impact heart health, as well as how it impacts daytime functioning. He also will discuss ways to tell if you have a sleep problem, how to fix basic sleep problems and where to go for additional help.

Dr. Grandner is a member of the UA Sarver Heart Center, director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the UA, and UA assistant professor of psychiatry, medicine, psychology and nutritional sciences. He also is director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

Upcoming Green Valley Lectures include:

  • Feb. 21 – “Aortic Diseases: Can We Intervene Before They Turn Deadly?,” Craig Weinkauf, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, UA College of Medicine – Tucson.
  • March 21 – “Repairing Heart Valves in Older Adults,” Ranjith Shetty, MD, assistant professor of medicine; associate director, Structural Heart Disease Program; and associate director, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Program, UA College of Medcine – Tucson.
  • April 18 – “Arthritis and Heart Disease: Is inflammation the common culprit?,” Kent Kwoh, MD, director, UA Arthritis Center; chief, Division of Rheumatology; professor of medicine and medical imaging; and The Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Endowed Chair in Rheumatology, UA College of Medicine – Tucson. This lecture is co-sponsored by the UA Arthritis Center.

For more information about the UA Sarver Heart Center, please visit heart.arizona.edu.

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center’s 150 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, fostering innovative translational or “bench-to-bedside” research and working toward a future free of heart disease and stroke. 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. The academic mission of the Sarver Heart Center encompasses four fellowship programs in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, and electrophysiology.