Cardiac Rhythm Academy” is an initiative started by three electrophysiologists Prof. Jayaprakash Shenthar, Dr. Maneesh K Rai and Dr. Praveen Sreekumar. The aim of the academy is educating, training, and creating awareness among doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, and physician about arrhythmias, and heart failure. The Academy also includes a group of dedicated electrophysiologists who specialize in the management of cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure disorders.

INCEPTION

The Cardiac Rhythm Academy is an initiative started by three electrophysiologists Prof. Jayaprakash Shenthar, Asst. Prof. Maneesh K Rai and Dr. Praveen Sreekumar and was established in 30th April, 2012.

PLATFORM

To provide a platform for electrophysiologists and physicians interested in heart rhythm disorders and heart failure to share and discuss management of arrythmias and heart failure.

AWARENESS

To improve awareness and to educate doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and patients regarding electrophysiological disorders through the conduct of CME’s, conferences, etc.

TREATMENT

To create physician and patient awareness regarding various treatment options available in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders and heart failure.

The normal heart is a four chambered pump beats regularly and rhythmically at 60 to 100 times a minute. Abnormalities of the heart rate and rhythm may include a slow rate of < 40 beats, rapid rates > 100 beats, irregularity of rhythm at fast or slow rates and are called collectively as heart rhythm disorders or “arrhythmias”. Heart rhythm disorders may appear at any time from fetus to old age and can result in increased morbidity to mortality. Arrhythmias can cause a variety of symptoms like palpitations, chest discomfort, breathlessness, giddiness, loss of consciousness, tiredness, fatigue or occasionally may be entirely asymptomatic. Arrhythmias may be responsible for stroke, precipitate heart failure or angina (chest pain) or even sudden death.