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UA Sarver Heart Center to host stroke prevention lecture

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 20:05:36-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Want to know more about strokes? Tomorrow is your chance to learn more about them.

The U of A's Sarver Heart center is hosting a free “Stroke Prevention and Atrial Fibrillation” presentation as part of its 32nd annual Green Valley Lecture Series on Thursday morning.

The lecture will be headed by Ranjith Shetty, MD, and time will be allotted after the presentation for audience members to ask questions.

The event is free to the public with refreshments and no reservations required.

Per the Sarver Center's press release, atrial fibrillation is a "heart arrhythmia that becomes more common as people age." The reason it related to strokes is because people with atrial fibrillation have a higher risk of strokes.

Dr. Shetty's role at the UA is that he's an assistant professor of medicine, associate director of the Structural Heart Disease Program and associate director of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Program at the UA College of Medicine.

The lecture series is offered in cooperation with Green Valley Recreation, Inc. and will be at Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley.

The next lecture is on April 18 and concerns arthritus and heart disease.

For more information on upcoming events at the UA's Sarver Heart center, click here.