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Apr 10, 2013

Living with AFib Event in La Grange Park, IL

This series of live events provides educational and peer-support resources on AFib for patients and caregivers.

Apr 29, 2013, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Plymouth Place, 315 N La Grange Rd, La Grange Park, IL

Speakers: Dr. Andrew Lawrence, FACC and Laura Phelan, PA-C

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder seen by doctors. It’s a big public health issue in terms of not only the sheer number of patients affected, but also by the fact that managing these specific arrhythmias (which is the medical name for heart rhythm problems) is expensive.

CardioSmart and Mended Hearts have partnered with Janssen Pharmaceuticals to deliver the Living with Atrial Fibrillation program for patients and caregivers. This program includes a series of live educational programs at health care institutions across the U.S. The educational sessions are delivered by a cardiovascular care team member and supplemented by a patient story. Lunch or dinner and parking validation are provided at these sessions. The programs are free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please email LivingWithAF@acc.org.

Education for Patients and Caregivers

Living With Atrial Fibrillation Resource Guide

This downloadable resource guide covers the management and treatment of Afib, in addition to providing valuable information on caregiving and resource and support services.

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