Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) affects more than two million people in the United States and is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia).
Care New England Cardiovascular Care along with the Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England will offer its fourth annual educational symposium, free to the community on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick.
Bruce A. Koplan, MD, MPH, director of the cardiac arrhythmia service for Care New England and a member of Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England, will address these topics together with other professional colleagues.
“We are very excited to provide this annual educational forum to the many patients in our community who have atrial fibrillation," said Bruce A. Koplan, MD, MPH, director of the cardiac arrhythmia service for Care New England and a member of the Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England. “Although atrial fibrillation is very common, there are a number of different treatment options that we can offer to patients with this condition to help them live a normal life. We will answer many questions patients may have about the symptoms of AFib and how to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle once diagnosed. We look forward to building on the tremendous success of our prior events.”
Symposium topics will include:
• What is atrial fibrillation?
• Recognizing atrial fibrillation (AFib)
• Medications for rate and rhythm control
• Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
• Atrial fibrillation in women
• Electrical cardioversion for atrial fibrillation
• Stroke prevention
This educational forum for patients with AFib is being sponsored by Care New England and Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England. The event is free and includes dinner. Attendees are welcome to bring one guest. For more information or to register, please contact Jeanne Therrien at JTherrien@kentri.org or (401) 737-7000 x32880.
About Kent Hospital
Kent Hospital, a Care New England Hospital, is a 359-bed, acute care hospital. It is Rhode Island’s second largest hospital, serving approximately 300,000 residents of central Rhode Island.
A teaching affiliate of The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kent offers programs in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and an Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship. Kent’s redesigned Emergency Department (ED) sees approximately 70,000 patients a year and ranks Kent’s ED volume among the top 10-percent nationally. It was the first hospital in the state to eliminate the practice of ambulance diversion.