Tampa, Fla. – (Aug. 26, 2015) – HCA West Florida’s hospitals are hosting several events during September in observance of National Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Awareness Month. Nearly 3 million people in the United States have AFib, a condition that can quadruple the chances of having a stroke. Often described as a “heart flutter,” AFib occurs when the electrical impulses that control the heartbeat are erratic, causing a rapid and irregular heartbeat that affects the heart’s ability to pump blood efficiently to the rest of the body.
HCA West Florida hospitals will be hosting the following AFib Awareness Month activities aimed at educating Tampa Bay residents on the identification and treatment of rhythm problems. For more information on AFib and these events, visit http://hcawestflorida.com/campaigns/afib/.
AFib lecture hosted by Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Dr. Raul Jimenez, cardiac electrophysiologist
Thurs., Sept. 10
Heritage Pines County Club
11524 Scenic Hills Blvd.
Hudson, Fla. 34667
Dinner will be served and reservations are required by calling 727-869-5498 or 1-888-741-5119.
What Does Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Mean for Your Heart hosted by Largo Medical Center and Dr. Ronald Walsh, interventional cardiologist
Tues., Sept. 15
12 – 1 p.m.
201 14th St. S.W.
Largo, Fla. 33770
To register, visit Event & Class Registration at www.LargoMedical.com or call 1-888-741-5115.
All About Your Heart hosted by Northside Hospital: CPR and AED – Why You Should Know These Letters hosted by Jim Barr, EMS Liaison, and All About Atrial Fibrillation hosted by Dr. Francisco Cardona, cardiac electrophysiologist
Wed., Sept. 16
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
6606 49th St. N., Suite 230
St. Petersburg, Fla. 33709
A light lunch will be served and reservations are required by calling 1-888-598-9586.
AFib Awareness Month Lunch hosted by Brandon Regional Hospital and Dr. Juna Misiri, cardiac electrophysiologist specialist
Wed., Sept. 24
12 – 1 p.m.
United Methodist Church of Sun City Center
1210 Del Webb Blvd. W.
Sun City Center, Fla. 33573
To register, visit www.BrandonHospitalAfib.com.
About HCA West Florida
HCA’s West Florida Division provides a complete continuum of high quality programs and services to meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses throughout west Florida, caring for 1.1 million patients last year. HCA West Florida has 16 hospitals, 13 surgery centers, numerous diagnostic imaging and occupational health sites, physician practices, medical education and teaching programs, a regional lab, and consolidated service center. Twelve HCA West Florida hospitals were named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ by The Joint Commission. HCA West Florida is affiliated with HCA, a leading comprehensive, integrated provider of healthcare and related services.