Heart Rhythm Abnormalities 2 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 two of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • Medical treatments for arrhythmias
  • Cardiac ablation-how it works
  • Different types of ablation
  • PET/CT cardiac imaging
  • Awareness of arrhythmias

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: November 25, 2013

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