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This website aims to inform patients, family members and the general public about arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation) and everything they involve. It is a dynamic portal that will be built slowly based on the users’ proposals as to which topics should be addressed. You can send in suggestions via the section give your opinion/what would you like to know?.

Cátedra UB de Arritmias

In 2020, the “UB Arrhythmias Chair” was founded with the aim of promoting the development of this specialisation in three different areas:

  • Clinical and translational research promotion
  • Support for training professionals
  • Information dissemination on arrhythmia prevention and treatment for patients and the general population

Why an Arrhythmia chair?
Cardiac arrhythmias are a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in our society. Atrial fibrillation (the most common arrhythmia) multiplies the risk of having a stroke by five and doubles the risk of death. Ventricular tachycardia is often the cause of sudden death in patients with underlying heart disease. Although cardiac devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators enable safe treatment of some arrhythmias, it is essential to continue deepening our knowledge to improve treatment and long-term prognosis.

Why an Arrhythmia chair?

Cardiac arrhythmias are a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in our society. Atrial fibrillation (the most common arrhythmia) multiplies the risk of having a stroke by five and doubles the risk of death. Ventricular tachycardia is often the cause of sudden death in patients with underlying heart disease. Although cardiac devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators enable safe treatment of some arrhythmias, it is essential to continue deepening our knowledge to improve treatment and long-term prognosis.

Early detection can improve the prognosis of arrhythmias

Despite the importance of arrhythmias, lack of knowledge among people is significant and we want to contribute to people having a better understanding of them, taking into account that it has been shown that changing habits can decrease prevalence and that early detection can improve their prognosis.

In this context, the “UB Arrhythmias Chair” led by Prof. Lluís Mont, a renowned researcher in this field, aims to be a tool dedicated to reducing the impact of cardiac arrhythmias in general, promoting:

  • Applied research and innovation to clinical practice.
  • Training medical specialists and facilitating access to information to improve education among people.
  • Empowerment for patients in making decisions about their illness.

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