Saturday, May 18, 2013

Living with an Irregular Heartbeat


On Thursday, May 23, 2013, the Farmington Libraries will host a presentation on living with an irregular heartbeat. This talk will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive, and will be presented by a Registered Nurse by the Farmington Valley VNA.

Over 2 million Americans live with an irregular heart rate called Atrial Fibrillation.  Although this abnormal rhythm is not usually life-threatening it places the person at a greater risk of developing serious, life-threatening conditions such as stroke, heart failure, fatigue and additional heart rhythm problems.  The incidence of developing Atrial Fibrillation increases with age and with chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease and diabetes.

Come hear our education presentation called “Living with an Irregular Heart Rate” to learn more about Atrial Fibrillation and how it affects your daily life.  Learn about the potential health risks caused by Atrial Fibrillation, its symptoms, and up to date treatments. 

This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance by calling 860-673-6791 or through the library’s web site at http://www.farmingtonlibraries.org. 

The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.  If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

No comments: