Wellness Roundup presents – My heart is skipping a beat – is this serious? March 12

Dr. Joseph Vaglio

Linda Shannon-Hills

If you feel like your heart has suddenly skipped a beat, it may mean you’ve had a heart palpitation. Heart palpitations can be best described as a feeling that your heart is beating too hard or too fast. You may feel that your heart is skipping a beat, fluttering rapidly or beating extremely fast. You may also feel that your heart is producing heavy, pounding beats.

Palpitations aren’t always harmful, but they can be worrisome if you’ve never experienced them before. For many people, the unusual beats will end and go away entirely on their own. Sometimes, however, medical treatment is necessary to prevent them from occurring again in the future.

Join the SBR Wellness Roundup on Tuesday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m. in La Mesa Room located in La Hacienda Fitness Center for a talk by Dr. Joseph Vaglio to learn more about what causes the skipping.

Dr. Vaglio specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology because of the intellectual challenge and the ever-emerging technology the field offers to his patients and to him as a cardiologist. He treats people with electrical problems of the heart, including atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias. Using cardiac mapping, electrophysiologists can identify the cause of an irregular heartbeat and often correct it through a technique called ablation. This procedure corrects electrical conduction problems that cause abnormally fast, and potentially deadly, heart rates.

Dr. Vaglio graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2004. He specializes in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Dr. Joseph Vaglio joined Desert Cardiology in 2014 and is affiliated with Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital.

Join us on March 12 and learn more on keeping a healthy heart.