UCL Institute of Health Informatics


Rhythm and blues: the secrets of a heart beat 

8 May 2017


The human heart beats 100,000 times in one day, 35 million times in a year, and 2.5 billion times in a lifetime. The underlying rhythm is crucial and can lead to far-reaching consequences. Atrial fibrillation is the commonest heart rhythm disorder globally and is a major cause of stroke by predisposing to development of blood clots. 

From kidney disease and cognitive function to heart failure and loss of vision, any organ system can be affected. Luckily, by timely diagnosis and treatment, these complications can largely be avoided. What causes rhythm problems and what can we do about them?

Speaker: Dr Amitava Banerjee, Senior Clinical Lecturer, UCL Institute of Health Informatics

When: Monday 15 May 2017, Doors oepn: 6.30pm, Event starts: 7.30-9.30pm

Venue: Bethnal Green Working Men's Club 42-44 Pollard Row, London E2 6NB

£4 entry

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