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September events to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation


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With AFib Awareness Month coming in September, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point will offer a free seminar Sept. 2 and tours of its electrophysiology lab on Sept. 15.

The hospiral’s Arrhythmia Center of Florida will conduct the session on “Learn about Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation” 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Rao Musunuru, M.D., Conference Center, 14000 Fivay Road, at the back of the hospital campus.

Luis R. Annoni, board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist, and Michael Wahl, board certified cardiac surgeon, will discuss a break-through procedure.

Atrial fibrillation, often referred to as Afib for short, is the most common form of irregular heart rhythm, the doctors explained in a press release. Yet, most other treatments have been ineffective, and long-term medications often have side effects.

Now a new minimally invasive procedure offers more hope for treating AFib. There is no open heart surgery and it’s a quick and simple option. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is among the few institutions in the nation that offers this procedure.

Complimentary light refreshments will be served aas part of the seminar. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information and to register, call (727) 869-5498 or toll-free 855-534-4325.

On Monday, Sept. 15, the Arrhythmia Center will offer free tours of its electrophysiology lab.

Visitors can choose between two, half-hour tours that day at 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The tour will begin at Entrance D of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

During the EP Lab tour, people can meet the hospital’s team, see the procedural suite and learn about some of the newest, minimally invasive technologies now available.

Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information and to reserve a space call (727) 869-5498 or toll free (855) 534-4325.

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