BETHEL — Dr. Daniel van Buren, a cardiologist, is set to present “The Heart of the Matter: The ABCs of Congestive Heart Failure” from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Bethel Congregational Church, 32 Church St.

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Dr. Daniel van Buren Normand Labonville photo

The program is sponsored by To Your Health of Western Mountains Senior College. This free event is open to the public and all ages are welcome, according to a news release from Rosabelle Tifft with the senior college.

Van Buren returns during American Heart Month for his 10th presentation to help educate the community about heart disease.

“Congestive heart failure is a serious condition in which the heart doesn’t pump blood as efficiently as it should,” said van Buren.

Despite its name, van Buren explains that heart failure does not mean that the heart has failed or is about to stop working. He will discuss the causes, diagnosis and treatment of congestive heart failure. The discussion will include a review of the CardioMEMs device, which is a novel medical device implanted within the circulatory system. It allows monitoring of pressures inside the heart helping to better guide heart failure therapy.


Van Buren is director of cardiovascular medicine at the New England Heart Institute at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, N.H. He is board certified in internal medicine, adult echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular disease. He is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology. He completed his internal medicine and cardiology training in Brooklyn, N.Y., 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 MSAD 44/Continuing Education. Light refreshments are available.

For more information, call 207-522-4625.


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