Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Seton Health/Northeast Health Offer Presentation on Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease
TROY, N.Y. – Seton Health and Northeast Health are offering a new joint initiative called Healthy Hearts, a series of educational and informative discussions and programs for the community featuring some of the area’s leading medical professionals. On Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m., Healthy Hearts will present the program “Sleep Apnea, Snoring and the Heart” at St. Mary’s Hospital, 1300 Massachusetts Ave., Troy, in Conference Rooms A and B.
Dr. Shobharani Sundaram, of Pulmonary & Critical Care Services, P.C. in Albany and Troy, will lead a discussion on the connection between sleep apnea and heart disease. If left untreated, sleep apnea poses significant health risks, including high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, heart attack and stroke. Over 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, however about 85% remain undiagnosed. Among the topics Dr. Sundaram will discuss about sleep apnea are how to recognize signs and symptoms, consequences if left undiagnosed and untreated and how to diagnose and treat the disorder.
Healthy Hearts seminars are free of charge and open to the public. Light fare will be served and reservations are required as space is limited. Please call (518) 268-5950 to register or for more information.
Seton Health is a comprehensive, not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system anchored by St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy. It provides healthcare services from more than 20 sites in Rensselaer, Saratoga and Albany counties. For more information, please visit www.setonhealth.org.
Northeast Health is a regional, comprehensive, not-for-profit network of healthcare, supportive housing and community services comprised of The Eddy, Albany Memorial Hospital, Samaritan Hospital and Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit www.northeasthealth.com.