Stopping Stroke in its Tracks: Symptoms, Treatments Topic of UArizona Lecture in Green Valley, Feb. 20

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center will continue its 33rd annual Green Valley Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m., with “Stopping Stroke in its Tracks:  Stroke symptoms and modern treatments to minimize brain attack damage,” presented by  Mohammad El-Ghanem, 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. Click here to add this event to your personal schedule (via iCal, MSOutlook, Google or Yahoo! Calendar). 

With nearly 800,000 Americans suffering strokes each year, this disease that affects the arteries leading to and in the brain is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. The two major types of stroke are hemorrhagic and ischemic.

Dr. El-Ghanem will provide an overview of what stroke is, types, causes and risk factors. He also will review the steps to spot a stroke and evolving treatment options to reverse stroke symptoms.

Dr. El-Ghanem is 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.

Other upcoming Green Valley Lectures include:

  • 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.  

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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: (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: (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Instagram).

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