- Ever feel like there’s an elephant sitting on your chest?
- Is it hard to catch your breath or do you feel dizzy?
- Does your heart flip-flop in your chest, or beat in an irregular rhythm?
If you have had a heart attack, heart murmur, mitral valve prolapse or other heart issue, you may be at higher risk of developing valve disease or an irregular heart- beat (AFib), which can cause these symptoms.
What do you need to know? How can you lower your risk? Are there treatments? Find out from expert heart and valve doctors at Catholic Health.
Complimentary light dinner and parking provided.
Pre-registration is required.
Call 716-447-6205 or visit chsbuffalo.org/events to reserve your seat.
Listen to Your Heart: Valve Disease, AFib, and Irregular Heartbeats
Tuesday February 9, 2016 from 5-7pm, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Bellamore Room
Dr. Haq, Dr. Downing, Dr. McClure
Blood Vessel Disease: Steering Clear of Crisis
Tuesday. March 8, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm, Sheraton 4 Points, Niagara Falls, 7001 Buffalo Ave.
Dr. Clabeaux, Dr. Swartz
Some blood vessel conditions are easy to spot, like varicose veins, leg swelling, and discoloration in the toes and fingers. Other more serious issues aren’t so obvious: cholesterol build-up in blood vessels, aneurysm, and blockages that may lead to stroke.
If you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or a family history of stroke or vascular illness, you are at risk.
Join expert vascular physicians for dinner and a conversation about blood vessel disease. They’ll discuss symptoms, how to reduce your risk, and treatments. Plus, plenty of time for your questions!