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CMHS Seminar on Aug. 23 to Cover Ventricular Tachycardia

Ventura, California, 08/08/2011

Ventricular Tachycardia, the heart rhythm abnormality that causes Sudden Cardiac Arrest – the primary cause of death in the U.S. – will be the focus of a free seminar the Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Ishu Rao, M.D., a Ventura internist, will lead the seminar titled “Vanquishing VT” that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Community Memorial Hospital’s eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium.

Dr. Rao will discuss recent advances in Sudden Cardiac Arrest prevention through elimination of Ventricular Tachycardia, including drug therapy, defibrillation implantation for lifesaving shock therapy of fatal arrhythmias and ablation therapy to prevent VT occurrence.

Dr. Rao received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed an internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.

Admission is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. Call (805) 652-5436, or visit

Community Memorial Hospital is located at 147 N. Brent St. in Ventura.

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and nine family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.