SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

December 18, 2008 06:00 ET

Reminder - OR-Live Presents: A Live Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation Procedure

Minimally Invasive Procedure to Treat Atrial Fibrillation; From University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, December 18, 2008 at 4:00 PM EST

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - December 18, 2008) - On Thursday, December 18, watch a radiofrequency catheter ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation. The minimally invasive procedure will be performed by Mauricio Arruda, MD, Director of Electrophysiology Services and Atrial Fibrillation Center, part of the Harrington-McLaughlin Heart & Vascular Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Additional commentary will be heard from Dr. Albert Waldo, The Walter H. Pritchard Professor of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, and Associate Chief of Cardiology for Academic Affairs at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib or AF, is the most common heart rhythm disturbance, yet remains one of the most difficult to treat effectively.

During the program, viewers are urged to send questions via email, and they will be answered during the broadcast.

About University Hospitals

With locations throughout Northeast Ohio, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of hospitals, outpatient centers and primary care physicians. At the core of our Health System is University Hospitals Case Medical Center. The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research centers of excellence in the nation and the world, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics and spine, radiology and radiation oncology, neurosurgery and neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, organ transplantation and human genetics. Its main campus includes the internationally celebrated Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked best in the Midwest and first in the nation for the care of critically ill newborns; MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and Ireland Cancer Center, which holds the nation's highest designation by the National Cancer Institute of Comprehensive Cancer Center.

About OR-Live

OR-Live is the world's leading surgical broadcasting company, providing communication solutions to hospitals, device manufacturers, and pharmaceutical companies that demonstrate, communicate, and educate the latest clinical and technological advances in surgery to surgeons, physicians, allied health professionals, and consumers. The OR-Live broadcasting network provides an intimate look at over 600 live and on-demand surgeries to a global audience, streaming over 23,000 hours of programming each month. The OR-Live network can be found on-line at www.OR-Live.com.

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