Free Dallas-Ft. Worth Area Seminar About Treatment Options for Atrial Fibrillation
On Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to noon, THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano will host a free seminar about treatment options for atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation, which is due to a malfunction in the heart’s electrical system, is the most common irregular heartbeat and can affect people of all ages.
Speaking at the seminar will be James R. Edgerton, M.D., and Mellanie True Hills, CEO of StopAfib.org and author of “A Woman’s Guide to Saving Her Own Life,” a book about her experience with heart disease and atrial fibrillation, or afib as it’s often called.
Today, according to the American Heart Association, approximately 2.2 million Americans have this disorder. The likelihood of developing atrial fibrillation increases with age; successfully treating atrial fibrillation can help prevent strokes.
Dr. Edgerton, a cardiothoracic surgeon on the medical staff of THE HEART HOSPITAL, will discuss the treatment options for afib, including the newest option called Mini-Maze surgical ablation, a minimally-invasive surgical ablation technique that doesn’t require opening the chest.
The seminar will be held in the first floor auditorium at THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano, which is located at 1100 Allied Dr. (two blocks east of Preston Road at Plano Parkway) next to Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. Complimentary parking is available in the adjacent parking garage.
To learn more, call 1.800.4BAYLOR