Worried about your irregular heartbeat? This free seminar in Hawkins is for you

Monday, October 22, 2012

Does your heart skip a beat every now and then? Does it seem to speed up or slow down? Do these episodes leave you lightheaded? When should you see a doctor about your irregular heartbeat?

Sam Daya, MD, can answer these and other questions at “A-Fib: When Your Heart Doesn’t Beat Like It’s Supposed To,” a free seminar at noon Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at the Hawkins Community Center, 301 Lynch St. in Hawkins.

This is one of several free “Dine with our Doctors” seminars sponsored by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

Dr. Daya, an invasive cardiologist at UTHSCT, will explain how atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) is diagnosed, treated, and controlled. He will discuss how untreated A-Fib can cause blood clots and weaken your heart, resulting in heart failure and stroke.

The seminar is free but seating is limited. It will include a lunch at no cost. For reservations, please call (903) 877-7147.

For more than 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UTHSCT’s annual operating budget of $125 million represents a major economic impact of over $287 million for the Northeast Texas region. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. UTHSCT is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

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