Welcome the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Cardiology

When Ordinary is Extraordinary – Freezing Atrial Fibrillation in the Tracks

Dr. Wilber Su knew Tim Berry was in bad shape the first time he saw him at Banner — University Medical Center Phoenix. Atrial fibrillation is a progressive disease, and Tim was already experiencing recurring episodes. Tim was also much younger than most of Dr. Su’s AFib patients and had experienced a heart attack almost a decade earlier. “Patients like Tim often don’t show up until they are in real trouble,” said Dr. Su, Banner’s director of cardiac electrophysiology. “All the data points to the fact that earlier interventions lead to better outcomes. And that’s what I want for Tim and all my patients.” Tim was initially prescribed antiarrhythmic medication to help control his AFib, but he hated the way the drugs made him feel. Dr. Su proposed a treatment option to fit Tim’s active lifestyle

See our AZ ACC President Dr. Wilber Su here

Frequently review changing recommendations for Healthcare Providers:

Our Arizona Chapter Mission

The College’s Mission: to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health,
Vision: to reflect a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes.
Core Values:

  • Patient-Centered
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Professionalism and Excellence

The ACC is THE Professional Home for Cardiovascular Specialists and the Care Team is to
Represent YOU, the ACC is Actively Working On:

  • Member Value & Engagement
  • Purposeful Education
  • Data, Information & Knowledge
  • Transformation of Care
  • Advocacy
  • Population Health

The Purpose of Our Arizona Chapter:

To contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and to ensure optimal quality of care for individuals with such diseases. In carrying out these purposes, the Chapter functions, in consultation with the leadership of the College, as a source of advice to local and state governmental and professional organizations concerning issues related to cardiovascular disease. The Chapter, in the interest of patients, physicians, and the public in general, maintains a high level of social consciousness and involvement with socioeconomic factors and access to the highest possible quality of cardiovascular health care.

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Managing Congestive Heart Failure:

How to Live Longer and Better With Congestive Heart Failure

The term “heart failure” is something of a misnomer. It makes it sound like the heart has stopped working, but that isn’t really the case. What congestive heart failure means is that the heart isn’t pumping efficiently enough to keep up with the body’s needs. “Heart inefficiency” might be a better term. With the proper treatment and lifestyle changes, many people with congestive heart failure can lead active lives for many years.

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It’s Time! More HOT Information about the CVBoard

US Chagas Screening

Leadership and the ACC: Developing leaders to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health

Arizona Primary PCI Map

[January 2016] Check out this data to understand our current capabilities and status for your patients and referrals. View Arizona Primary PCI Map

William Shatner Thanks Cardiologists

[February 28, 2015] William Shatner owes his good health and being able to enjoy his active life to taking advice from good physicians, including his cardiologist. Please share any of the four versions with your friends. The :30, :60 and :90 min. videos are on the California Chapter YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/c/CaaccOrgchapter

“Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere.”
– President Theodore Franklin Roosevelt, 1908

AZ ACC Annual Meeting