National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

Illinois Health careers would like to be a part of the national awareness of Atrial Fibrillation.  We would like to help the public become more familiar with the symptoms, warning signs, and available treatment for patients and to be an advocate for a family member by providing education. 

Afib can happen to anyone; unfortunately, most people who are symptomatic do not seek treatment.  Some of those symptoms include A racing, pounding heartbeat that happens for no apparent reason and should not be ignored, especially when other symptoms are also present, like shortness of breath with light physical activity or lightheadedness, dizziness, or unusual fatigue. AFib is an irregular heartbeat. 

Would you know what to do if someone was in AFib, stroke, or a heart attack?  Illinois Health careers offer training in CPR/ AED.   AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, a medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.  Give us a call to sign up for class.  

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