Monique Machado, NP, reviews the components of atrial fibrillation.

Atrial Fibrillation Patient Education Classes

The clinicians in the atrial fibrillation program have designed a series of classes that focus on atrial fibrillation diagnosis, stroke prevention, and medical and procedural treatment options.

All classes take place in the Haber Auditorium at:

Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Classes are free and offered to the general public. Seating is limited to 20 people. Register here.

  class topic  DATES OFFERED
What is Atrial Fibrillation?
Learn the difference between normal rhythm and atrial fibrillation. Discuss the prevalence and symptoms associated with the condition. Discuss potential complications caused by atrial fibrillation and the need to treat it. Attendees will participate in the activity “Know Your Pulse."    

September 28, 2015
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Stroke Prevention and Blood Thinners 101
Learn about the signs and symptoms of a stroke and the risk of stroke associated with atrial fibrillation. Discuss different methods of anticoagulation for stroke prevention. Participants will have a better understanding of their personal stroke risk.                                                       

October 26, 2015
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

AF Treatment: When, Why and How
Review the common symptoms associated with atrial fibrillation. Discuss different treatment options for atrial fibrillation, with a focus on cardioversion and pharmacological therapies.

November 30, 2015
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Ablation A-Z
The major focus of this class will be on the atrial fibrillation ablation also known as pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Discuss details of the procedure including indications, pre- and post-procedure care, outcomes and potential complications.

December 28, 2015
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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