Interested in learning more about the progress that has been made in diagnosis and treatment of many common heart conditions? 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.

Now, advances in cardiology have resulted in a significant reduction in mortality and morbidity associated with rhythm disorders. Stay at Home in Wilton is hosting a talk on Tuesday, Jan. 23, with Wilton resident Dr. Ralph Kirmser, who has been practicing cardiology for almost 40 years, about treatments, including less invasive procedures.

The talk will highlight the non-operative treatment of aortic stenosis, the most common valvular heart disorder. Kirmser will also present an overview of the treatment of coronary heart disease with angioplasty/stenting and the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation. The talk will conclude with a question and answer session.

The event will be held at Comstock Community Center on Jan. 23 at 3 p.m.. It is sponsored by Lang’s Pharmacy and is free and open to the public. For guaranteed seating, contact Janet Johnson at 203.762.2600. Heart healthy snacks will be served.

Ralph Kirmser, MD, FACC has practiced cardiology in Fairfield County since 1978, when he moved to Wilton with his wife, Sally, and their three children. A graduate of Yale Medical School and the Yale cardiology fellowship program, Kirmser spent two years in the United States Air Force at Andrews Air Force Base, where he served as chairman of the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Kirmser is the oboist for the Madera Wind Quartet, which performs regularly at the Wilton Public Library. He and Sally serve on the board of Stay at Home in Wilton.