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The connection between Afib and stroke is Oct. 27 topic of Mended Hearts

Did you know that one in six strokes is caused by a heart condition called atrial fibrillation (Afib)? Afib is a potentially serious condition where the heart beats abnormally, which can result in the formation of blood clots. This means a person with Afib is five times more likely to have a stroke.

Afzal ur Rehman, MD, PhD, of UHS Cardiology, will discuss the connection between Afib and stroke at the next meeting of the Mended Hearts support group, scheduled for Monday, Oct. 27, in room 5abc, Picciano fourth floor, at UHS Wilson Medical Center. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 7 p.m.

Meetings of Mended Hearts are free and open to the public.

Mended Hearts offers hope and educates patients about cardiovascular health, empowering them as they manage a heart-healthy lifestyle.

For more information about membership or the Oct. 27 meeting, visit or call 785-1017.