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Article updated: 11/2/2012 9:01 PM

Advocate Condell hosts lecture on irregular heart rhythms

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Advocate Condell Medical Center is offering a free community education lecture on how to live with irregular heart rhythms.

"Don't Skip a Beat: Living with Atrial Fibrillation," will be presented on Monday, Nov. 12, at the hospital's Gurnee Centre Club, 1405 Hunt Club Road.

Many people live with A-Fib --- the most common type of irregular heartbeat. A-Fib is a serious condition that can dramatically increase stroke risk, but it's sometimes difficult to diagnose.

Mehran Jabbarzadeh, MD, Board Certified in Cardiac Electrophysiology, will outline symptoms of A-Fib and give tips on talking to your doctor about concerns. He'll also review the latest treatments, and answer questions from the audience.

The lecture takes place at 6:30 pm. The program is free, but registration is required. Call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) or visit advocatehealth.com/Condell. The registration code for this free program is 5C41.

Advocate Condell Medical Center's Heart and Vascular Center offers the most comprehensive heart and vascular care in Lake County. The Center brings the expertise of a multidisciplinary team together with the most sophisticated diagnostic, imaging and treatment technology to focus on the individual needs of the patient -- all in one building.

The Heart and Vascular Center provides the full scope of programs to assess and treat heart and vascular risk, such as diabetes, sleep disorders, wound care, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, as well as anticoagulation monitoring, congestive heart failure program, and vein and vascular treatments.

About Advocate Condell Medical Center

Advocate Condell Medical Center is the leading provider of comprehensive medical and surgical services in Lake County, with state-of-the-art heart, neurosurgical, maternity and emergency services. Condell's emergency department is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Lake County, Illinois. It also features the only dedicated pediatric emergency department in the county. Condell holds accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers for cardiac patients, and is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. Advocate Condell is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the Chicago metro area for superior results in patient safety and health outcomes.

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