Those interested in attending should visit www.svhealthcare.org by Feb. 22 to register or can call (802) 447-5190 for more information. The presenting cardiologists will share the most recent information about atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition that affects more than two million people a year.
Community members are invited to hear Steven D. Anisman, MD, FACC, and Scott W. Rogge, MD, FACC, of Bennington Cardiology with Ian Santoro, MD, FACC, and Guillermo Sosa-Suarez, MD, FACC, of St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, N.Y., as they speak about atrial fibrillation’
The heart contains a basic electrical system for conducting impulses and coordinating activity between its chambers. Atrial fibrillation happens when the heart’s electrical system is overwhelmed by excessive activity in the upper chambers (atria) of the heart. Those chambers then quiver (or fibrillate), contracting without a set rhythm. This change - from an organized, rhythmic contraction to a disorganized, rapid quivering – can have consequences for the overall function of the heart.
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About SVMC: SVMC is proud to sponsor this event. SVMC is a part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC). SVHC is a community-based, not-for-profit health system that exists solely for the benefit of the communities it serves. SVHC has a vision to make the communities it serves the healthiest in the nation. To find out more, visit www.svhealthcare.org.