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The beat on atrial fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib) is a condition in which abnormal electrical signals or pathways occur in the atria (top part of the heart), causing an irregular heartbeat. It affects nearly 5 million people in the United States and is responsible for 15 to 20 percent of all strokes. Please join our experts from Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, along with the Alberto Culver Health Learning Center on Tuesday, March 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. to learn more about Atrial Fibrillation. This program will provide current information on the condition, including the latest advances in management and treatment options.

The Beat Behind Atrial Fibrillation
Presented by Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD, cardiologist on
the medical staff at Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular
Institute and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine
at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

What You Need To Know About Stroke
Presented by Richard Bernstein, MD, PhD, neurologist on the
medical staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and director
of the Stroke Program and associate professor of Neurology
at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Emerging Medical Therapies in the Treatment
of Atrial Fibrillation

Presented by Rod Passman, MD, cardiologist and medical
director for the Program for Atrial Fibrillation at Northwestern’s
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and professor of Medicine at
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Trending Technology and Advances in Surgical
Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

Presented by S. Chris Malaisrie, MD, surgery director,
Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program at Northwestern’s Bluhm
Cardiovascular Institute and assistant professor of Surgery
at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

There will also be an opportunity to get your questions answered while enjoying dessert with some of the most highly regarded specialists in the Chicagoland area.

Register online or by calling 312-926-8400. For more information about Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, please visit www.heart.nmh.org.

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