Free Seminar: The Connections Between AFib and Stroke
March 07, 2018
Free Seminar: The Connection Between AFib and Stroke
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (March 6, 2018): Premier Health is offering a free “Lunch-N-Learn” seminar to educate the community about the connection between atrial fibrillation – a common heart rhythm disorder – and stroke.
It is important for the millions of Americans diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, or AFib, to understand its complications – such as AFib-related stroke. If you or a loved one have AFib and would like to learn more, please join us for lunch.
Each “Lunch-N-Learn” seminar will begin with lunch and registration at 11:30 a.m., followed by a noon presentation and Q&A at 12:45 p.m.
Sign up for the seminar to be held at Atrium Medical Center Tuesday, March 20, at the Professional Building fifth floor auditorium. The Professional Building is located on the Atrium campus at 200 Medical Center Drive, Middletown, OH, 45005.
The March 20 seminar will feature Sandeep Gupta, MD, electrophysiologist; and Robb Snider, MD, neurologist; who will present information on topics such as options for managing AFib-related stroke risk. Premier Health was the first health care system in the Dayton area to offer a catheter-based intervention called left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with the Watchman™ Device. This medical advancement uses a permanent implant device that can block blood flow going into the LAA during episodes of atrial fibrillation; prevent blot clot formation; avoid AFib-related stroke damage; and, over-time, remove the need for daily blood-thinning medication.
The AFib “Lunch-N-Learn” seminars are free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Reservations are required, as seating is limited. Register online at premierhealth.com/AFibSeminar or call CareFinders at (866) 608-FIND (3463).
About Premier Health
Based in Dayton, Ohio, Premier Health (www.premierhealth.com) has a mission to improve the health of the communities it serves. The health system operates four hospitals: Miami Valley Hospital with an additional site at Miami Valley Hospital South; Good Samaritan Hospital; Atrium Medical Center; and Upper Valley Medical Center. In addition, the health system offers a large primary and specialty care network, along with home health services.