TUCSON, Ariz. – There is nothing uncommon about atrial fibrillation, a heart-rhythm disorder that affects between 2 to 3 million people and accounts for about one-fifth of all strokes in the United States. By 2050, it is estimated that the number of people affected by atrial fibrillation will increase to 12 million. The condition leads to a fast and irregular heart rate.
“While some patients experience no symptoms, many have heart palpitations, a sensation of the heart racing or skipped beats. In addition, the condition carries an increased risk of stroke,” said Mathew Hutchinson, MD, professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and director of the Electrophysiology Program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.
As part of the UA Sarver Heart Center’s 30th Anniversary, the community is invited to learn more at a lecture with Dr. Hutchinson – “Keeping Your Heart in Sync: What You Need to Know About Atrial Fibrillation” – on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6–7:15 p.m., in DuVal Auditorium at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson.
To register online, please visit heart.arizona.edu or click on “Attend Events.” If you are unable to register online, please email email@example.com or call 520-626-2901. Free event parking is available in the Banner – University Medical Center Visitor/Patient Parking Garage or in UA Zone 1 lots after 5 p.m.
The UA Sarver Heart Center’s 143 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, bridging “bench and bedside” research that advances life-saving innovations and 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.
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 UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and 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 UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs almost 5,000 people, has nearly 1,000 faculty members and garners more than $126 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: http://uahs.arizona.edu