Dr. Ralph Kirmser has been a cardiologist for nearly 40 years and in that time has seen major advances in the diagnosis and treatment of many heart conditions. He will discuss some of those advances in a talk on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 3 p.m., at Comstock Community Center on School Road.
“Surprisingly, some people may be unaware that they have heart disease,” he said in a press release. “The most common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation, affects up to 10% of people in their 80s and is a risk for disability and stroke. Advances in cardiology have resulted in a significant reduction in mortality and morbidity associated with rhythm disorders.”