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Has Your Heart Ever Skipped A Beat?

February 17, 2014

Has Your Heart Ever Skipped A Beat?

If your heart beats too quickly, too slowly or with an irregular pattern, you may have an arrhythmia. The most common arrhythmia is Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib). A-Fib can damage the heart, leading to increased risk for stroke, heart attack or heart failure. Symptoms of A-Fib include heart palpitations, shortness of breath and weakness, but some people may have no symptoms and only discover upon a physical examination.

The good news is A-Fib is very treatable on an outpatient basis by a cardiologist or an electrophysiology cardiologist.

Mosaic Life Care and Mayo Clinic physician experts Mazda Biria, MD, and Suraj Kapa, MD, will be presenting the latest information on A-Fib at a free event on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Mosaic Life Care at Shoal Creek, 8870 NE 82nd Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64158. 

Participants will receive a free lipid (cholesterol) profile which measures HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose to help assess their risk for heart attack or stroke. Please note, persons wanting to take advantage of the free screening should not eat after midnight as fasting is required for accurate results.