Heart specialist discusses cause, treatment of irregular heartbeats at free seminar in Gladewater

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

GLADEWATER – Does your heart seem to speed up or slow down every now and then? Do these episodes leave you lightheaded?

If you have an irregular heartbeat – a condition known as atrial fibrillation (Afib) – you could be five to seven times more likely to have a stroke.

Fortunately, you have an opportunity to learn about Afib at a free seminar from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Gardens of Gladewater Community Building, 108 Lee St. in Gladewater.

Sam K. Daya, MD, an invasive cardiologist at UTHSCT, will explain how A-Fib is diagnosed, treated, and controlled. He will discuss how untreated A-Fib weakens your heart and causes blood clots that can lead to heart failure and stroke.

The seminar is sponsored by UT Physicians of Gladewater, a physician practice associated with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

The seminar is free but seating is limited. 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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