Heart Rhythm Abnormalities 1 of 2
Millions of people have irregular heart rhythms, also called arrhythmias. Their hearts either beat too fast or too slow. These problems can be benign or they can also signal a life-threatening condition--sudden cardiac death-which is the number-one cause of death in the U.S. This program covers different kinds of heart rhythm problems and treatments.
Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:
- Irregular heart rhythms
- Causes of arrhythmias
- Symptoms of arrhythmia
- Testing for arrhythmia - ECG/EKG
- Sudden cardiac death
- Implanted defibrillators
Dr. Stephen Shorofsky, a cardiologist and director of cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Shorofsky is also a professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
This page was last updated: January 25, 2013