Learn More About Atrial Fibrillation at the FREE Presentation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Eileen Druckenmiller
BENNINGTON — Join distinguished cardiology experts from both Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) and St. Peter’s Hospital for a FREE presentation, “Atrial Fibrillation: What is it, how do I know if I have it, and how do I treat it?” on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Equinox Resort and Spa. The Equinox is at 3567 Main St., Rte. 7A, in Manchester Village.
Those interested in attending should visit www.svhealthcare.org by Feb. 22 to register or can call (802) 447-5190 for more information. The presenting cardiologists will share the most recent information about atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition that affects more than two million people a year.
Community members are invited to hear Steven D. Anisman, MD, FACC, and Scott W. Rogge, MD, FACC, of Bennington Cardiology with Ian Santoro, MD, FACC, and Guillermo Sosa-Suarez, MD, FACC, of St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, N.Y., as they speak about atrial fibrillation’s cause, common symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and the latest advances in treatment. After the physician presentations, attendees will be invited to ask questions. A continental breakfast will be provided.
The heart contains a basic electrical system for conducting impulses and coordinating activity between its chambers. Atrial fibrillation happens when the heart’s electrical system is overwhelmed by excessive activity in the upper chambers (atria) of the heart. Those chambers then quiver (or fibrillate), contracting without a set rhythm. This change - from an organized, rhythmic contraction to a disorganized, rapid quivering – can have consequences for the overall function of the heart.
SVMC is proud to sponsor this event. SVMC is a part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC). SVHC is a community-based, not-for-profit health system that exists solely for the benefit of the communities it serves. SVHC has a vision to make the communities it serves the healthiest in the nation. To find out more, visit www.svhealthcare.org.