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Genesys physician presents talk on atrial fibrillation

GENESEE COUNTY — Atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common sustained abnormal heart rhythm, affects more than five million Americans, and that number is projected to increase dramatically over the next 25 years.

Factors that can lead to AFib are age, hypertension, obesity, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and obstructive sleep apnea. Many individuals with AFib are at a high risk of stroke.

Genesys Heart Institute electrophysiologist Karl Ilg, MD, will present a talk at Genesys Athletic Club (GAC) on atrial fibrillation – its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.

The talk will take place Sept. 23 at noon at Genesys Athletic Club.

Cost of the atrial fibrillation talk is $10 and includes lunch. Genesys Athletic Club members pay $6.

Lunch includes a 1/2 Michigan wrap with grilled chicken or a fruit and yogurt plate; a cup of soup; coffee, tea and water; and assorted cookies.

To sign up for the Sept. 23 Lunch and Learn with Friends, call Genesys Athletic Club at 810-606-7509. — G.G.

Kidney Cancer support group Oct. 15

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Support Group of Michigan will meet Oct. 15, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington, off of Robert T. Longway Bldg. Guest speaker will be Dr. Ajjai S. Alva, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The topic is: “Precision Cancer Medicine and Clinical Trials of Targeted Agents Based On a Tumor’s Molecular Profile.” Alva is Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology.

Meeting is open to the general public. Details: Call 810-232-8233 or 810-762- 8226. — G.G.

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