The September, Portsmouth Regional Hospital Mended Hearts program is set for Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in the hospital's classrooms from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The title is: "Atrial Fibrillation: Anticoagulation Treatment Options".
Speaker for the session is Nurse Practitioner Ellen Westman. Attendees will hear an overview of Atrial Fibrillation and the different treatment options. The discussion will include anatomy and physiology, rhythm dynamics and the differences between Coumadin and Pradaxa.
Participants of the support group develop insight and understanding about their heart disease, techniques for supporting loved ones---and above all hope for the future. Participants find comfort, develop commitment to heart healthy behaviors and motivation to live and thrive by learning from the experiences of others with the same problems and challenges.
For more information about Mended Hearts Support Group call 603-559-4169.