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Published on October 20, 2015

Why Do Some People Have Quivering Hearts?

A Saint Mary’s Hospital Cardiologist Explains, Wednesday on WATR 1320 AM

Michael Malinics, DOWATERBURY, Conn. (October 20, 2015) ─ Dr. Michael Malinics, a board-certified cardiologist and certified cardiovascular device specialist with Saint Mary’s Hospital and Franklin Medical Group, will be featured on “Medically Speaking,” a live radio program on WATR 1320 AM on Wednesday, October 21, from 6 to 7 p.m.

“Medically Speaking” is sponsored by Saint Mary’s Hospital and hosted by Robin Sills, RN, the hospital’s Physician Liaison. Sills will speak with Dr. Malinics about Atrial Fibrillation, which is commonly known as AFib.

According to the American Heart Association, AFib is “a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Some people refer to AF as a quivering heart. The heart association estimates the condition affects 2.7 million Americans, making it “the most common ‘serious’ heart rhythm abnormality in people over the age of 65 years.”   

A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Malinics received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford and his cardiology fellowship at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Dr. Malinics has a special interest in congestive heart failure and the use of cardiac devices. He is certified by the National Board of Echocardiography in adult transthoracic echocardiography.  

As always, listeners are invited to call in questions during the live broadcast at 203-757-1320.