According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of Americans are at risk for a variety of vascular diseases and conditions.

Statistics show that aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and stroke collectively result in more deaths each year than cancer.

Known as the “silent killers” because they often produce no symptoms,  understanding these conditions and being informed about risk factors, screening and early diagnosis can save a life. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, Milford Hospital will host the next in its series of  “Dinner with the Doc” programs.

The session, titled “The Silent Killers are You at Risk?,” will be led by Milford Hospital Vascular Specialist and Surgeon, Dr. David Esposito. During his presentation, Dr. Esposito will discuss prevention, diagnosis and treatment options for several potential “silent killers” — abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease and peripheral artery disease.

The session begins at 6 p.m. in the Milford Hospital Auditoriums, 300 Seaside Avenue in Milford. A light, healthy meal will be served. Time will be allowed for questions and answers following the presentation.

Registration is required and seating is limited. Call the Milford Hospital Community Education Department 203-876-4004 to reserve a spot.