Atrial Fibrillation is a type of irregular heartbeat, often caused when the two upper chambers of the heart beat unpredictably and sometimes rapidly. Come learn from cardiac electrophysiologist and president of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society, Dr. Brent Mitchell as he explains aspects of this condition and how it can lead to stroke.
Libin101 is an educational series on cardiovascular health promotion, disease prevention and the latest research in cardiovascular care. It brings together doctors, researchers and medical students with members of the general public to spark discussion about the human heart and some of the most interesting research currently underway in Calgary.
Dr. Mitchell was born in Calgary, Alberta. He attended the University of Calgary and obtained his B.Sc. (Hon) in Biochemistry (1972) and his MD (1975) degrees. After a Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, he undertook a Fellowship in Research Cardiology at Stanford University Medical Centre, California with funding from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. He returned to Calgary (1982) and joined the staff of the Division of Cardiology at the University of Calgary. He became the Head of the University of Calgary Division of Cardiology (1994) and Medical Director of the Heart Health Program of the Calgary Health Region. Dr. Mitchell’s clinical practice and research interests are in the area of clinical cardiac electrophysiology, particularly in the clinical science of tachyarrhythmias – their mechanisms, their investigation, and their management.
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