Memorial Presents Free Atrial Fibrillation Seminar September 21

(September 13, 2011) - September is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) month, and the Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial University Medical Center will present a free community seminar at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21. The event will be held at the William and Iffath Hoskins Center for Biomedical Research on the campus of Memorial University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue, Savannah, Georgia.

Mark Jenkins, M.D., a cardiologist with Cardiovascular Consultants of Savannah, will present, "What You Should Know About Atrial Fibrillation." During this informative lecture, Jenkins will discuss AFib and the latest treatment options. To RSVP for this seminar, please call 912-350-8386.

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm that affects the upper chambers of the heart. More than 2 million people in the U.S. have AFib. Symptoms include heart racing or palpitations, chest discomfort, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Left untreated, AFib may increase the risk of blood clots and stroke.

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