2019 Abrazo Heart Forum Physician QA

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital Hosts National Heart Symposium

Health Awareness

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital took center stage during Heart Month as physicians and caregivers from across the country attended Tenet Healthcare’s national symposium on advances in cardiovascular care, as well as presenting the “Embrace Your Heart” community health education event.

The Innovations in Cardiovascular Care symposium highlighted advances in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, including groundbreaking scientific advances, clinical practice applications and how the future of cardiovascular medicine will improve patient care.  

Attendees learned about the latest research and developments in treating aortic and mitral valve insufficiencies, cardiovascular disease, heart failure, arrhythmias and peripheral vascular disease. Several heart procedures at Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital were broadcast live during the symposium. 

“Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital has a longstanding tradition of innovation and education,” said Jeff Patterson, CEO of Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital and Abrazo Arrowhead Campus. “We are honored and proud of what we were able to showcase at the Tenet cardiovascular symposium.”

In addition, more than 200 community members attended Abrazo’s “Embrace Your Heart” public forum to hear patient and physician storytelling, watch a live broadcast of a leadless pacemaker placement and participate in a Q&A session with cardiovascular specialists from Abrazo Community Health Network.

“Heart disease remains prevalent in both men and women in the United States, but new diagnostics and treatments offer patients more hope than ever before,” said Timothy Byrne, M.D., Market Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services.

“The depth of cardiovascular services at Abrazo provided a great platform for presenting the symposium for our clinical colleagues and an informative, entertaining evening of heart health education for the public,” said Abrazo Community Health Network CEO Frank Molinaro. “Each of the patient stories really hit home with communicating the importance of a heart-healthy lifestyle and all we’re doing to advance cardiovascular care in our community.”