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Free Health Forum: Atrial Fibrillation

October 31, 2012

What you need to know about your irregular heartbeat




November 27 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Providence Auditorium map

Atrial fibrillation (also called “A.fib”) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat, affecting more than 2 million adults in the United States. Symptoms include an abnormal heartbeat, palpitations, shortness of breath, chestmichaelkwasman discomfort, increased fatigue, dizziness, fainting, swelling of the feet and legs.

Do you or someone you know have the symptoms, or have you been diagnosed with “A.fib”? Michael Kwasman, MD, a cardiologist with the Providence Spokane Heart Institute, will answer your questions, plus discuss the most common concerns of patients, including:

  • Why do I have this heart rhythm problem?
  • Do I really need a blood thinner?
  • What can be done to cure or control my rhythm?
  • Will a pacemaker or other device help my symptoms?

Free. Refreshments will be served. Call (509) 340-3204 to reserve your place.


Michael Kwasman, MD — Providence Spokane Heart Institute — received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Internal Medicine training at the University of Minnesota and Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology training at the University of California-San Francisco. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiac Electrophysiology. He specializes in adult arrhythmia management, including radio-frequency ablation and pacemaker/AICD implantation.