UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘How Clinical Research has Revolutionized Care of Women and Men with Cardiovascular Disorders’

WHAT:  Green Valley Lecture Series with cardiovascular specialist from the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center
In cooperation with Green Valley Recreation, Inc.

WHEN:   Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 10 a.m.

WHERE:  Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley

TOPIC:  How Clinical Research has Revolutionized Care of Women and Men with Cardiovascular Disorders
 Despite decades of progress, cardiovascular disease remains one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States – for both women and men. Dr. Sweitzer will discuss the role clinical trials have played in establishing best practices for diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions. She also will lead a discussion about the future of heart disease research and ways to improve patient participation in heart disease research. Bring your ideas and questions!

[Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD]Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and chief of the Division of Cardiology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Dr. Sweitzer, who recently joined the UA Sarver Heart Center, is a board-certified advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and physiologist.

Nationally recognized for her strong leadership and experience in clinical research, Dr. Sweitzer has a clinical research program focused on the interaction of the dysfunctional heart muscle in heart failure with the vasculature and kidneys to better understand how to improve symptoms and organ function in heart failure patients. She has done extensive work on the physiology of heart failure with preserved systolic function, a disease that disproportionately affects elderly women.

She has led and collaborated on numerous studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health as well as studies supported by industry and academic sponsors. She also has served on numerous NIH committees and currently serves as a member of its Clinical and Integrative Cardiovascular Science Study Section and the American Heart Association’s Cardiac Biology and Regulation Committee.

Previously at the University of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Medicine Division in Madison, Dr. Sweitzer was an associate professor of medicine and director of numerous programs, including clinical research, quality, heart failure and cardiac transplant programs. She also directed the Cardiovascular Medicine and Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Fellowship programs.

COST:  Free

No reservation required. Refreshments provided. For more information about UA Sarver Heart Center, please visit

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• Is Your Estate Plan Up to Date? With John Woods, JD, gift planning expert from the UA Foundation, Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., at the Joyner-Green Valley Branch Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive, Green Valley. Please RSVP by emailing or calling 520-626-4146.

Media Contact: Katie Maass

Release Date: 
03/10/2014 - 8:15am