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Oct 16, 2014

Living with Atrial Fibrillation Event in Minneapolis

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

Nov 18, 2014, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Click Here to Register

Moderator:

William Katsiyiannis, MD, FACC
Electrophysiologist, Chairman of Cardiology, Minneapolis Heart Institute

Speakers:

Jay Sengupta, MD, Electrophysiologist
Minneapolis Heart Institute

Beth Hoffman, PA
Minneapolis Heart Institute

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 is partnering with the Heart Rhythm Society 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 cardiovascular care team members and occasionally supplemented by a patient story. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, and parking validation are provided at these sessions. The programs are free and open to the public 

If you have questions or would like more information please email CardioSmartLive@acc.org or call 202-375-6250. 

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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Featured Video

Dr. Kanny S. Grewal, FACC, presents at a Living with Atrial Fibrillation event in Columbus, Ohio in Oct. 2014.