BETHEL – Cardiologist Daniel van Buren plans to discuss “Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib), Old Questions – New Answers” from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm on Thursday, February 2, at West Parish Congregational Church, 32 Church St. the date is February 9th.
Van Buren is Director of Cardiovascular Medicine at the New England Heart Institute at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, New Hampshire, according to a press release from Rosabelle Tifft at the college.
Van Buren, speaker for To Your health, returns during American Heart Month to help educate the community about heart disease. He suggests that because A-Fib has an increased incidence with aging and is a frequent diagnosis in all cardiology practices, he will focus on this topic, according to a faculty press release by Rosabelle Tifft.
“A-Fib is the most commonly treated cardiac arrhythmia. It is estimated that the frequency of A-Fib affects more than 4% of the population over 60 and is associated with an annual increased risk of stroke of up to 12%,” said van Buren. He added that the risk of stroke can be greatly reduced if diagnosed early and treated properly. He will discuss recent advances in A-Fib treatment and treatment options, as well as the new frontier of contemporary therapeutic options.
Van Buren is board certified in internal medicine, adult echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and cardiovascular disease. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology. He completed his training in internal medicine and cardiology in Brooklyn, New York and resides in Bethel.
The program is sponsored by To Your Health of Western Mountains Senior College, in collaboration with Bethel Family Health Center and School Administrative District 44/Continuing Education.
Admission is free and a light snack will be served.
For more information, call 207-522-4625.
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