Upcoming Community Events
Nuts and Bolts of Atrial Fibrillation
When: Thursday, October 5, 6 p.m.- 7:30p.m.
Where: Spectrum Health Healthier Communities 665 Seward Avenue NW, Suite 210 Grand Rapids
This event is free. There is free parking on-site. Registration is required.
Did you know that atrial fibrillation affects over 6 million Americans, and the incidence is increasing? Did you know that atrial fibrillation is responsible for causing over 75,000 strokes each year in the U.S.? While these statistics are scary, learning about atrial fibrillation is not. You can reduce your risk of atrial fibrillation and atrial fibrillation-related complications by learning more about how to prevent and treat this very common electrical disorder. Join Spectrum Health cardiologist Alfred Albano, MD for a comprehensive community-based tutorial on the nuts and bolts of atrial fibrillation.
Save a Life: Learn the Chain of Survival
When: October 12, 6 p.mn. to 8 p.m.
Where: 2900 Bradford NE, Grand Rapids
Speakers: Sanjay Dandamudi, MD, Mary Fues, RN, and Sarah Kremers, RN
October is sudden cardiac arrest awareness month. Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time. Although this silent killer affects people of every age, gender and race, some are at even greater risk:
- People with heart disease
- Heart attack and previous SCA survivors
- Heart failure patients and people whose heart pumps weakly
- People with a family history of SCA or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (an enlarged heart)
- Men are two to three times more likely than women to experience SCA
Unfortunately you or someone you know may have just experienced a life-changing heart event. Has it made you think about being prepared to use CPR and the chain of survival? Are you also wondering what SCA is? How is it different from a heart attack? Can you prevent sudden cardiac death?
You will get answers to these questions and more as we provide you with an evening that will make you feel con dent should you ever need to take action to save a life
or call 616.885.5000.