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KEN DASHOW TALKS ABOUT A NEW PROGRAM THAT IS URGING AMERICANS TO ‘TUNE IN TO AFIB, TAKE NOTE OF STROKE RISK’
DO YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE AT AN INCREASED RISK OF STROKE?
It’s estimated that in 2017, nearly 7 million Americans have a heart condition that raises their risk of stroke. If you have atrial fibrillation (AFib) not caused by a heart valve problem, your risk of stroke increases five-fold. Approximately 15 percent of all strokes that occur in the U.S. are due to AFib not caused by a heart valve problem. Strokes due to AFib are more severe and more likely to be fatal than strokes not caused by this condition, and they can have a devastating effect on patients and their loved ones.
SOME COMMON SYMPTOMS OF AFIB MAY INCLUDE:
• Fluttering or “thumping” in the chest
• Shortness of breath
Some people may have no noticeable symptoms and only learn they have AFib when they get a physical exam. With AFib, the top chambers (the atria) of the heart do not contract properly to push blood through the heart. As a result, some blood remains in the top chambers, which can pool, and clots may form. These clots can travel to the brain, blocking or limiting blood flow, and may result in a stroke.
Ken Dashow is a Beatles aficionado and a New York radio institution that thousands tune into every afternoon to hear on iHeartMedia New York’s Q104.3. Now he’s lending his voice to a campaign that is close to his heart, asking people to ‘Tune in to AFib.’