Is it old age or aortic stenosis?
What you may think are normal signs of aging (fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath) could be signs of aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the aortic heart valve which typically occurs in those age 75 and older. Fortunately, a minimally invasive treatment option is available: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Attend our seminar, led by interventional cardiologist Matthew G. Cantrell, MD, to learn more.
Atrial fibrillation: determining the right treatment option
Atrial fibrillation (or Afib) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat. If left untreated, it can lead to blood clots, stroke or heart failure. Our electrophysiologists are experts in treating Afib, and will discuss the latest treatment options including medications, ablations, pacemakers and Watchman™, an implant designed to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with Afib.
Pictured: Sultan Siddique, MD – Palmetto Heart (left), and Todd Senn, MD – Columbia Heart
Heart failure: a survival guide
Heart failure is one of the most common reasons for hospitalizations. As its prevalence has grown, so has the need for changes in the methods of treatment. Advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist Rebecca S. Napier, MD, will speak about the causes and symptoms of heart failure plus the latest solutions for living with heart failure, including CardioMEMS™ – a remote monitoring device to help manage symptoms – and ventricular assist devices.
Women and heart health: what every woman should know
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, though the symptoms in women are often under-reported or undiagnosed. One challenge is that some heart disease symptoms in women may be different from those in men. Join us to understand the unique symptoms of heart disease in women and begin to reduce your risk of heart disease.
Pictured: Cameron Thomasson, NP
Heart disease: risk factors, symptoms and prevention
Heart disease can lead to heart attack, heart rhythm problems and other life-threatening conditions. Fortunately, knowledge is power. Our cardiologists will help you understand the risk factors for heart disease and how you can prevent it.
Pictured: Rosey Gilliam, MD and John D. Rozich, MD
Palmetto Health’s Women at Heart Forum and Exhibition will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m., at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, located at 1101 Lincoln St. in Columbia.
Women at Heart is designed to increase heart health among women in the Midlands, and attracts more than 1,000 participants each year.
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