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First Annual Atrial Fibrillation Seminar: The Beat on Atrial Fibrillation

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September 15, 2010

Chicago -

Tuesday, November 2nd at 5:30 pm, Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Please join the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute’s Center for Heart Rhythm Disorders and the Health Learning Centers on November 2, 2010 at the First Annual Atrial Fibrillation Seminar: The Beat on Atrial Fibrillation.

Did you know Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) affects about 2.4 million Americans? Learn more from our experts about this condition that is responsible for 15 to 20 percent of all strokes because of blood clot formation within the quivering atria.

The Beat on Atrial Fibrillation
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
5:30. to 7 p.m.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E. Huron Street
Third Floor, Conference Center A

Speakers/Topics

Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD / Atrial Fibrillation: How common is it and where does it come from?
•Atrial fibrillation is caused by a malfunction in the heart’s electrical system, and is the most common abnormal heart rhythm. Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD, will lead attendees through the details of how the heart works and what happens during atrial fibrillation. Dr. Lloyd-Jones will address the causes, risk factors, symptoms and diagnosis, as well as the scope of the problem nationwide.

Rod S. Passman, MD / Medications and Catheter Ablation for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
•Managing the symptoms of atrial fibrillation is an important part of living with this condition. There are a variety of treatment options available to restore the normal heart rhythm. Rod S. Passman, MD, will discuss the various medications, as well as catheter ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Richard Lee, MD / Advances in Surgical Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
•Richard Lee, MD, will provide details on the procedures that benefit patients and are less invasive yet more effective treatment options. Dr. Lee will focus on leading edge surgical treatments and emerging technologies.

Richard A. Bernstein, MD / The Occult Life of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke
•Atrial Fibrillation can significantly increase a patient’s risk of stroke, especially if left uncontrolled or untreated. Richard A. Bernstein, MD, will address the connection between these two conditions, as well as the steps necessary for patients to reduce their risk of stroke.

Fees

Registration fee of $25, per person, includes lectures, materials, refreshments and discounted parking.

Register

Register online or call Health Resources at 312-926-8400. Space is limited.
 

 

 

Media Contact:

Kris Lathan, Director
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
312-926-2963
klathan@nmh.org

Last UpdateFebruary 8, 2011
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