Ochsner To Host Seminar on Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Added on Jul 22, 2008 | Filed Under: Event Announcements

"Hello Health" Event at Commander's Palace

NEW ORLEANS - Atrial fibrillation is a disorder of the heart found in over 2 million Americans in which irregular heart beats cause blood clots to form, leading to a great risk for a stroke.  And, for patients who have been taking medication to treat their atrial fibrillation (AF), there is now a new procedure that has been shown to cure AF in more than 85 percent of cases.  Atrial fibrillation ablation is not only a potential long-term cure, it's also a more cost-effective option as opposed to a lifetime of taking medication with side effects. Ablation therapy for AF has also been shown to dramatically improve the quality of life for patients.

To educate patients on new treatments for atrial fibrillation, Ochsner is hosting a Hello Health seminar on Tuesday, August 5, 2008, at 12:00pm at Commander's Palace, 1403 Washington Avenue in New Orleans.  Dr. Sammy Khatib, Electrophysiologist at Ochsner Medical Center will be the guest speaker.  The cost is $15 and lunch is included.  Reservations are required.

To register, call 1-866-OCHSNER (1-866-624-7637) between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

Ochsner Health System (www.ochsner.org) is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education.  The system includes seven hospitals and over 35 health centers located throughout Southeast Louisiana.  Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and over 300 clinical research trials annually.  Ochsner was ranked one of the "Best Places to Work" by New Orleans CityBusiness in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 12 consecutive years.  Ochsner was ranked as "Best" Hospital by U.S. News and World Report in 2007.  Ochsner has over 10,000 employees system-wide.

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