Role of Medications, Technology in Heart Rhythm Disorders Topic of Green Valley Lecture, March 19

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center continues its 2020 Green Valley Lecture Series with a focus on heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Peter Ott will speak on the most common arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation.

TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center’s Green Valley Lecture Series presents, “Heart Rhythn Disorders: What’s the Role of Medications and Technology,” with Peter Ott, MD, on Thursday, March 19, at 10 a.m.

The UArizona Sarver Heart Center’s 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.

Peter Ott, MDAlthough asymptomatic, atrial fibrillation (A-fib) — the most common arrhythmia — often causes symptoms such as heart racing, lightheadedness and shortness of breath. It also is a well-known risk factor for stroke. Medical therapies aim to alleviate symptoms and reduce stroke risk. New technologies have greatly advanced the ability to screen for A-fib and improved procedures that can reduce it in many patients. Recent research has shown strategies to reduce A-fib without resorting to medications or procedures.

Dr. Ott is an associate professor of medicine at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson and The Peter Ott, MD, Endowed Chair of Electrophysiology at the Sarver Heart Center. He practices at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

The final 2020 Green Valley Lecture will be:

April 16 – “From Hands to Heart – Screening for Cardiac Amyloidosis,” Preethi William, MD, a member of the UArizona 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.

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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 four fellowship programs in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, and electrophysiology. For more information: (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube).

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03/11/2020 - 8:03am
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