Saturday, January 27, 2018

To Your Health Presents Program on Heart Disease in Women

by Rosabelle Tifft

Daniel van Buren, MD, Director of Cardiovascular Medicine at the New England Heart Institute at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, NH will discuss “Heart Disease in Women” on Thursday, February 8, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at the West Parish Congregational Church, 32 Church Street, Bethel. Snow date is February 15.

Dr. Daniel van Buren
Dr. van Buren, a popular speaker for To Your Health for the past six years, returns during American Heart Month to help educate the community about heart disease. He has mentioned in past presentations the uniqueness of coronary artery disease as it is diagnosed in women and will present the program on this topic. He said, “Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death and disability in women in the United States, and after the age of 63, one in three women will develop some form of cardiovascular disease.”

He will discuss the unique clinical features of heart disease in women; the epidemiology, prognosis and management of women with diagnosed or suspected heart disease; and the ongoing myths about heart disease in women and how these myths affect the use of certain diagnostic tests and procedures.

Dr. van Buren is board certified in internal medicine, adult echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular disease. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He completed his internal medicine and cardiology training in Brooklyn, NY and resides in Bethel.

The program is sponsored as a community service by To Your Health of Western Mountains Senior College with the collaboration of Bethel Family Health Center and MSAD#44/Continuing Education. The public is invited and admission is free. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Rosabelle Tifft at 824-2053.