Heart Failure, When to Seek Specialist Topic of UArizona Lecture in Green Valley, Jan. 16

Sarver Heart Center launches its free 2020 Green Valley Lecture Series at the Canoa Hills Social Center with Dr. Aaron Wolfson focusing on heart failure, how it affects health and options to optimize lifestyle changes.

TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center will kick off its 33rd annual Green Valley Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m., with “Understanding Heart Failure: When to Ask for an Advanced Heart Disease Referral,” presented by Aaron Wolfson, MD.

The UArizona Sarver Heart Center Green Valley Lecture Series is offered in cooperation with Green Valley Recreation, Inc. Lectures are at the 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 is required. Refreshments are provided.

Heart failure is a chronic illness that affects roughly 6 million Americans and is associated with shortened lifespan, limited physical tolerance for exercise and a worse overall quality of life.

Dr. Wolfson will provide an overview of what heart failure is, who is affected by it, what management options exist, and when a patient may need to be considered for more advanced heart failure therapies.

Dr. Wolfson is a member of the Sarver Heart Center and a cardiologist with the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology team of the Division of Cardiology at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson.  He practices at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

Upcoming Green Valley Lectures include:

  • Feb. 20 – “Stopping Stroke in its Tracks: Stroke Symptoms and Modern Treatments to Minimize Brain Attack Damage,” Mohammed El-Ghanem, MD, a member of the Sarver Heart Center, an assistant professor of neurology and medical imaging at the College of Medicine – Tucson, and a neuroendovascular surgery and vascular neurology attending physician and co-medical director of the Stroke Program at Banner – UMC Tucson.
  • March 19 – “Heart Rhythm Disorders: What’s the Role of Medications and Technology?,” Peter Ott, MD, associate professor of medicine at the College of Medicine – Tucson and The Peter Ott, MD, Endowed Chair of Electrophysiology at the Sarver Heart Center. He practices at Banner – UMC Tucson.
  • April 16 – “From Hands to Heart – Screening for Cardiac Amyloidosis,” Preethi William, MD, a member of the Sarver Heart Center, clinical assistant professor at the College of Medicine – Tucson and a cardiologist with the Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Transplant Cardiology team at Banner – UMC Tucson.   

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

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About the Sarver Heart Center
The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center's 160 members include faculty from cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric cardiology, neurology, vascular surgery, radiology, endocrinology, emergency medicine, nursing, pharmacy and basic sciences. The UArizona Sarver Heart Center emphasizes a highly collaborative research environment, fostering innovative translational or "bench-to-bedside" research; dedicated to innovating lifesaving 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. The academic mission of the Sarver Heart Center encompasses for fellowship programs in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, and electrophysiology. For more information: heart.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube)

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences
The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UArizona Health Sciences includes the Colleges of Medicine (Tucson and Phoenix), Nursing, Pharmacy, and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the Health Sciences employs nearly 5,000 people, has approximately 900 faculty members and garners $200 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: uahs.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Instagram)