Dr. Altbaum Takes New Library Series To Heart

Westporters take care of ourselves.

We eat well. We exercise. Very few of us are obese, or smoke. We control our cholesterol and blood pressure.

But we’re not immune to cardiac disease.

Which is why even healthy-feeling folks should check out the 3-part Westport Library series focusing on cardiovascular health.

Created by Andrew Wilk — the Emmy-winning television executive producer and director of shows like “Live at Lincoln Center” — and led by noted physician Dr. Robert Altbaum, the topics are coronary artery diseases (March 14), valvular heart disease (March 22) and atrial fibrillation (April 17).

Andrew Wilk’s first session on heart disease includes (starting 2nd from left) Drs. Robert Altbaum,

“Every one of us is 2 degrees of separation from someone with cardiac issues,” Altbaum says.

“10 percent of people over 70 have atrial fibrillation. 25 million people in the US have coronary artery disease.”

That’s the bad news.

The good news is: Medicine has made gigantic strides in treating those illnesses. Between medication, stents, and procedures like angioplasty and ablation, heart ailments are no longer death sentences.

Altbaum and his expert colleagues will discuss treatment options. They’ll answer questions from the audience.

All 3 sessions begin at 7 p.m. All will be led by Dr. Altbaum, with coronary experts. Click here for details. Click here for the livestream.

4 responses to “Dr. Altbaum Takes New Library Series To Heart

  1. Bob Altbaum is a terrific doctor and an even better musician and singer. Ask him to open with the Blues Brothers ‼️🇺🇸

  2. Vanessa Bradford

    Dr. Altbaum treated three generations…my mother, myself and my son. A wonderful diagnostician and physician, nice to see him on the medical circuit again!

  3. Eva Rosenblatt

    Dan, do you know if the series will be recorded or available on Zoom?

  4. It will be both livestreamed and recorded.

    Here is the livestream link: https://westportlibrary.org/awp/

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