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.
This page was last updated: November 25, 2013