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AUDIO: Dr. Lishan Aklog - What Do Women Need To Know About Atrial Fibrillation?

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Hi, and thank you for joining us at EmpowHER, women’s health online. I’m joined right now by Dr. Lishan Aklog; he is the Chairman of EmpowHER’s Medical Advisory Board. He is also the Director and Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Heart and Lung Institute of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Hi, Dr. Aklog.

Dr. Lishan Aklog:
That’s quite a mouthful, huh Todd?

Todd Hartley:
It sure is. Dr. Aklog, atrial fibrillation, as you know, is the most common cardiac arrhythmia; it’s an abnormal heart rhythm, but what is it that women don’t necessarily know about afib that they should know about today?

Dr. Lishan Aklog:
That’s an excellent question. I think there are lot of myths about atrial fibrillation or as you properly used the term ‘afib,’ which is what we commonly use. There’s a couple of myths; one of the myths is that, and probably the most important myth, is that it’s a relatively benign condition.

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