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Leading clinicians from University of Utah School of Medicine recognized as Pioneers in their field join forces with international charity to deliver virtual meeting to raise awareness and understanding of little-known heart rhythm condition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Medical School heart rhythm specialist, Dr. Benjamin Steinberg - was recognized as an SVT Pioneer by international charity Arrhythmia Alliance earlier this year and has now joined forces to launch and a first of its kind, virtual educational event – Living with SVT. Accessed completely virtually, it means that anyone from across the globe can access the latest information on SVT directly to their home.

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a rapid abnormal heart rhythm that affects approximately two million people in the United States. Symptoms can include: palpitations, chest pain, light headedness, and dizziness. Although such symptoms may raise concern, cause anxiety and depression, in general, the majority of SVTs are not life threatening.

Launching on November 12, chaired by Dr. Benjamin Steinberg of University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Steinberg’s clinical interests focus on the causes, symptoms, treatments, and management of patients with SVT. Dr. Steinberg’s contribution to the SVT Pioneers Report explains how patients can self-manage their SVT symptoms - detailed in his article “Home-Based Solutions for SVT Management”.

Speaking about the new SVT educational series, Founder & CEO of Arrhythmia Alliance, Trudie Lobban MBE, says: "We are pleased to be able to offer these important educational events for people living with SVT. This is an incredible opportunity to watch, listen, learn, and ask questions from the experts such as Dr. Benjamin Steinberg about SVT causes, diagnosis, management, and treatment; and is a first of its kind for those impacted by SVT. By hosting these sessions virtually, it means anyone in the world can access FREE OF CHARGE from the comfort of their own home."

Dr. Steinberg added: “My colleagues and I are honored to partner with Arrhythmia Alliance to host a virtual event to raise greater awareness of “Living with SVT” for patients, their caregivers, and healthcare practitioners. University of Utah will reach not only patients locally, but others across the globe with SVT that might not otherwise have access to the information, treatment and resources my colleagues and I can provide.”

For more information on this patient series and how to register, please visit: https://heartrhythmalliance.org/aa/us/living-with-svt-patient-education-series

For more information on A-A SVT Pioneers (click here to report)

Although access to the virtual event is complimentary, donations are welcomed here. Arrhythmia Alliance provides information, support, education, and awareness for all those affected by SVT

 

Notes to Editors

For an interview with Mrs. Trudie Lobban MBE and Dr. Benjamin Steinberg, please contact Samantha Oughtred:

E: s.oughtred@heartrhythmalliance.org

T: 843 415 1886

Arrhythmia Alliance

Arrhythmia Alliance is a collaboration of patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and all those affected by or involved in the care of people with heart rhythm disorders including SVT, AF, syncope, and sudden cardiac arrest.  Arrhythmia Alliance provides information, support, educations and raises awareness of heart rhythm conditions to ensure quicker detection, better protection against strokes and sudden cardiac death, access to appropriate treatments leading to a better quality of life for people living with arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders.

A-A is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit

Dr. Benjamin Steinberg of University of Utah Medical School

Dr. Steinberg is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Cornell University and his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Steinberg completed internal medicine residency on the Osler Medical Service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and fellowships in cardiovascular disease, clinical research, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Duke University Hospital and the Duke Clinical Research Institute. At Duke, he also received a Master’s of Health Sciences in clinical research. Dr. Steinberg has authored or co-authored numerous books, chapters, and peer-reviewed articles in leading journals. Colleagues joining Dr. Steinberg for this virtual event are Dr. Jared Bunch, Dr. Leenhapong Navaravong, Dr. Ravi Ranjan, and Dr. Christopher Groh all of University of Utah School of Medicine.

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