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Can an Irregular Heartbeat Increase a Person’s Stroke Risk?

Posted Nov 01 2013 12:00pm
According to the American Heart Association about 15 percent of strokes happen because people with an irregular heartbeat, also called atrial fibrillation- AFib for short-, are not treated for that condition. In fact, that risk is five times higher for individuals with AFib than for those without it. What can be done to lower these odds?  Join Paresh Shah, M.D., a heart-rhythm doctor from LifeBridge Health, for a FREE talk about A-Fib, strokes and the new drugs and therapies available. Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Noon – 1 p.m. LifeBridge Health & Fitness 1836 Greene Tree Rd Pikesville, MD 21208 Reservations required: 410-601-WELL (9355). Light refreshments will be served. To schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained physicians and find out why LifeBridge Health is Baltimore's premiere health care organization, call 410-601-WELL.Print this entry
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