(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
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center. You can follow us at facebook.com/memorialhealth, twitter.com/mymemorial, and youtube.com/memorialhealth.