February is American Heart Month – Building healthier lives

Linda Shannon-Hills

The perfect gift this Valentine’s Day is the gift of heart health. Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health.

SBR Wellness Roundup invites Dr. Thomas Vaglio to speak on Heart Health on Thursday, February 9, at 4:00 p.m. in La Mesa Room. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women.

Dr. Vaglio specializes in 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.

In addition electrophysiologists can implant pacemakers for patients who experience a slow heart rate. Those with potentially deadly arrhythmias may require an implanted cardiac defibrillator that delivers a life-saving electrical impulse to return the heart to a normal rhythm.

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 February 9 and learn more on keeping a healthy heart