Heart Rhythm Abnormalities 1 of 2

Overview:
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
  • Pacemakers

Guest:
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.

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This page was last updated: January 25, 2013

         
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