Community education event on atrial fibrillation set for Oct. 9

“Atrial Fibrillation: New tools in an ongoing battle,” a community education program from Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute, will be offered at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the University Conference Center on the Penn State Hershey Medical Center campus. Electrophysiology experts will discuss new medications and medical devices used to treat and monitor atrial fibrillation during this free community program. Also included will be a brief discussion about atrial fibrillation and the increased risk of stroke. According to the American Heart Association, the risk of stroke is about five times greater for a person who has atrial fibrillation.

Participants will learn more about this heart rhythm disorder that affects more than 5 million people in the United States. Registration is preferred by calling the Care Line at 1-800-243-1455. Light dinner will be provided.

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Last Updated September 27, 2012