Catholic Health

Listen to your Heart

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Catholic Health will be sponsoring a free community dinner program entitled “Listen to Your Heart: Valve Disease, AFib and Irregular Heartbeats,” on February 9, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6416 Transit Rd. in Depew.

The program is open to diagnosed heart patients or anyone who thinks they may be at risk for AFib or Heart Valve Disease.

Catholic Health cardiac specialists, Dr. Joseph Gelormini, Dr. Nadeem Haq and Dr. Stephen Downing will discuss what you need to know regarding these heart conditions, the latest treatment options available, and what you can do to lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

If you have had a heart attack, heart murmur, mitral valve prolapse, or other heart issue, you may be at higher risk for developing valve disease or AFib. It is estimated that 70% of AFib patients are between the ages of 65-85, although symptomatic changes in the heart could occur sooner. Without treatment, patients with AFib have an increased risk for a heart attack or stroke.  

“Listen To Your Heart: Valve Disease, AFib and Irregular Heartbeats,” is free and open to the public. A light dinner will be served. Space is limited and reservations are required by calling Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at 447-6205 or registering online at


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