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University of Iowa News Release

April 22, 2003

Heart Rhythm Seminar Set for May 7 in Cedar Rapids

The University of Iowa Alumni Association and UI Health Care are co-sponsoring a Lifelong Learning program, "Is Heart Rhythm Important? The Answer may be Shocking!" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, Beems Auditorium, 500 First St., SE in Cedar Rapids. Dr. Brian Olshansky, professor of internal medicine and physician with UI Heart Care, will give a presentation focusing on the importance of heart rhythm.

A rapid, life threatening heart rhythm disturbance can cause cardiac arrest -- the most common cause of death in the United States. Olshansky will describe a normal heart rhythm and how it can go wrong. He will review the ways a person can prevent cardiac arrest and new treatment options, including defibrillators and catheter methods.

The Wednesday evening program is free and open to the public. For more information, or to register, contact the UI Alumni Association at 1-800-IOWALUM (469-2586) or visit our website at:

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT: Stacy Valenta, University of Iowa Alumni Association, 1-800-IOWALUM (1800-469-2586) Writer: George McCrory