New Ways to Diagnose and Treat Atrial Fibrillation and Other Arrhythmias

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:00am
Event Location Notes: 

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

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center will kick off its Green Valley Lecture Series, Thursday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. with “New Ways to Diagnose and Treat Atrial Fibrillation and Other Arrhythmias,” with Peter Ott, MD.

Atrial fibrillation is a common heart rhythm problem, particularly in people over age 60. In many cases, medications may be sufficient to control symptoms. If medications are insufficient, an ablation procedure may be considered. Several recent advances in technology have made this approach more promising. Dr. Ott will discuss these new treatment options as well strategies for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, including anti-coagulation medicine, aspirin and new options for patients who cannot tolerate anti-coagulants.

Dr. Ott is associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and The Peter Ott Endowed Chair of Electrophysiology at the UA Sarver Heart Center.

The lecture series is free and open to everyone, and includes time for questions and answers.