News Release

September 24, 2010

Contact: Chris Kaminski, 860-679-4352

Exploring Heart Rhythm Disorders

Free Discovery Series Program October 5

FARMINGTON, CONN. Ė Your heartbeat is with you your entire life, yet you probably donít notice it. When a heartbeat is irregular itís known as a cardiac arrhythmia or heart rhythm disorder. The University of Connecticut Health Centerís Discovery Series will present a program on the topic of heart rhythm disorders on Tuesday, October 5.

The program is free and starts at 7 p.m. in the UConn Health Centerís Keller Auditorium. To register, call 800-535-6232 or register online at

Drs. W. David Hager, Bruce Liang, Christopher Pickett and Heiko Schmitt, experts from the UConn Health Centerís Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, will explore heart rhythm disorders and treatments with devices such as pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, and cardiac ablation.

The next Discovery Series program will be Thursday, October 28, on the topic of knee and hip preservation and replacement.

To get to the UConn Health Center main entrance: Entering the campus from Route 4, at the first stop sign, continue straight. Bear left at the fork and continue up the hill. The main entrance is straight past the next stop sign. Visitor parking is available on the other side of the gate. Directions to the UConn Health Center are available at

UConn Health includes the schools of medicine and dental medicine, the UConn Medical Group, University Dentists, and John Dempsey Hospital. Home to Bioscience Connecticut, UConn Health pursues a mission of providing outstanding health care education in an environment of exemplary patient care, research and public service. More information about UConn Health is available at

Note: News professionals are invited to visit the UConn Health Today news page ( for regularly updated news and feature stories, photos and media stories. News releases are archived at UConn Health news and information is also available on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.