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Banner Heart Hospital offers free heart rhythm seminar Nov. 12


MESA, Ariz. (Oct. 23, 2013) – Banner Heart Hospital will offer a free seminar about heart rhythm issues, “A Little ‘Fib’ Can Lead to a Big Problem,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Lupine Room at the hospital, 6750 E. Baywood Ave.

Dr. Andrew Kaplan, cardiologist, will discuss atrial fibrillation, the most common type of problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. Atrial fibrillation occurs if rapid, disorganized electrical signals cause the heart’s two upper chambers to contract very fast and irregularly. A question and answer session will follow. 

Banner Health will offer free “heart age” testing to help participants determine the impact various factors may have had on their heart. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Dr. Kaplan was the first person in the world to implant a defibrillator with a new algorithm designed to try to achieve more accurate detection of impending heart failure. The device represents the way evolving technology can predict and potentially prevent life-threatening cardiovascular incidents. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, was selected as Congressional Physician of the Year, and received recognition as a “Top Doc” by Phoenix Magazine.

The seminar is part of Banner’s “Ask the Expert” health lecture series.
To register, call 602-230-2273 (CARE) or register online.

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