BETHEL — Daniel van Buren, MD, director of Cardiovascular Medicine at the New England Heart Institute at Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Berlin, New Hampshire, will discuss “Heart Disease in Women” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Congregational Church, 32 Church St. Snow date is Feb. 15.

The program is sponsored by To Your Health of Western Mountains Senior College (WMSC).

Dr. van Buren, 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 in women.

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, New York, and resides in Bethel.

The program is sponsored as a community service by To Your Health of WMSC with the collaboration of Bethel Family Health Center and SAD 44/Continuing Education. The public is invited and admission is free. Light refreshments will be available.

For more information, contact Rosabelle Tifft at 207-824-2053.

Daniel van Buren

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