May is Cardiac Arrhythmia Awareness Month in Colorado, calling attention to the need for greater public awareness about two serious heart rhythm disorders, atrial fibrillation (also known as AF or AFib) and sudden cardiac arrest (also known as SCA).
On May 8 the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is hosting a FREE patient education and awareness event. The public is invited to Skyline Park—located on the corner of 16th Street Mall and Arapahoe—to learn about the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for AFib, which affects more than 2.5 million people, and SCA, which claims more than 350,000 lives each year. This one-of-a-kind event will offer attendees an opportunity to learn more about these heart rhythm disorders, take a cardiovascular risk assessment, have their heart rhythms measured, meet one-on-one with physicians and allied health professionals to discuss their own risk factors, and learn about the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for heart rhythm disorders.
The event also will arm attendees with important takeaway information—including simple steps for monitoring one’s heart rhythm at home—that can close the gap between early detection and the life-threatening consequences if these conditions are left untreated.
For more information please visit: http://www.hrsonline.org/News/Citywide-Awareness-Campaigns/Denver-CO#axz...