Don’t let your heart skip a beat. Talk to heart rhythm specialists – cardiac electrophysiologists – at Advocate Christ Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Institute and receive a free heart-disease and stroke-risk assessment at the same time.
The physicians will be presenting a series of free educational sessions to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about atrial fibrillation, or AFib, a disorder in which the heart beats irregularly and unusually fast. Those who attend any of the lectures also will be able to take advantage of free screenings, including a blood pressure check, electrocardiogram, pulse oximetry and a stroke risk assessment.
Two million people in the United States have AFib, and the odds of developing it increase with age. In fact, AFib is the most common and serious type of heart rhythm disorder in people over age 65. The most devastating complication of AFib is stroke.
The AFib lectures and screenings are being held at several different locations throughout the area during the month of September, which is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. During these sessions, you will learn:
- What AFib Is;
- What the risk factors are;
- What treatment options are available, and
- How you can help prevent a stroke, including taking a quick stroke-risk assessment.
To register for any of the lectures or get up-to-date information, call Christ Medical Center’s HealthAdvisor at 1-800-323-8622; refer to event code 1C55 when you call.
Below is the list of AFib lectures and screenings, with times and locations:
- Thursday, September 6, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Manoj Duggal, M.D., Electrophysiologist
Acorn Library, 15624 S. Central Avenue, Oak Forest
- Monday, September 10, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Adarsh Bhan, M.D., Electrophysiologist
Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park
- Wednesday, September 19, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
William Spear, M.D., Electrophysiologist
Oak Lawn Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., Oak Lawn
- Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thomas Bump, M.D., Electrophysiologist
Advocate Christ Outpatient Center, 12350 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights
Visit Advocate Christ Cardiovascular Care io learn more about Atrial Fibrillation.
Source: Advocate Christ Medical Center