Get Help Reducing Your Risk Factors
Safeguard your health with our Atrial Fibrillation Prevention Program
An estimated 2.7 million Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation, also called heart arrhythmia or AFib. It’s an irregular, and often rapid, heart beat that causes poor blood flow.
You might have AFib if you experience any of these symptoms:
- Fatigue and weakness
- Rapid and irregular heart beat
- Fluttering or thumping sensation in your chest
- Dizziness, faintness, or confusion
- Shortness of breath and anxiety
- Chest pain or pressure
AFib is a potentially deadly disease and shouldn’t be ignored. It can lead to additional heart rhythm problems, heart failure, and stroke.
In fact, people with AFib have FIVE times greater risk for stroke than those without the condition. About 15-20% of people who’ve suffered strokes also had AFib.
Many people with AFib take medications or undergo interventional procedures to alter their hearts’ electrical systems.
However, Saint Luke’s Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center can help you reduce your risk now and help you avoid having to dealt with the complications from AFib later.
Through our Atrial Fibrillation Prevention Program, you can get a personalized assessment to see whether you’re at risk. And we’ll give you a customized, detailed plan to reduce your risks by:
- Optimizing physical activity
- Adopting a heart-healthy diet
- Manage high blood pressure
- Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight
- Limiting alcohol intake
- Assessing and treating sleep disorders
Oftentimes, underlying conditions can put your at risk too. You could benefit from our program if you suffer from:
- Sleep apnea
- Thyroid disease
- Chronic lung disease
- Other heart conditions
To schedule your appointment call 816-751-8327.