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Release: Feb. 16, 2001
UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on syncope
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Brian Olshansky, M.D., University
of Iowa Health Care cardiologist and professor of internal medicine, will
lead an hour-long, online question-and-answer discussion on syncope with a
nationwide audience from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20.
The online chat will be hosted by AmericasDoctor.com
and can be accessed by entering through the www.AmericasDoctor.com home page
under "Upcoming Events."
Syncope is a fainting spell usually related to temporary
insufficient blood flow to the brain. It may be caused by many different factors
including emotional stress, pooling of blood in the legs due to sudden changes
in body position or heavy sweating. It also may result from a number of heart
disorders. Olshansky, who is director of the UI Cardiac Electrophysiology
Laboratory, will discuss the condition and current treatments, and answer
questions from the audience.
After receiving his medical degree from the University
of Arizona in Tucson, Olshansky completed a residency in internal medicine
at Bellevue and New York Hospitals in New York City. He also completed fellowships
in cardiology at the UI Hospitals and Clinics and in electrophysiology at
the University of Alabama Hospitals in Birmingham.
After being on the faculties of University of Alabama,
Case Western University and Loyola University, Olshansky joined the UI faculty
in July 2000. His clinical expertise is in managing cardiac arrhythmias.
A calendar of other upcoming chats by UI Health Care
professionals and dialogue from past chats can be accessed by logging on to
and clicking on the AmericasDoctor.com logo at the bottom of the page.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership
between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the
patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.