Annie, my husband of 40 years has reconnected with an old flame!

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Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 12:00 am

Dear Annie: Atrial fibrillation is a serious health issue that can lead to stroke. I didn’t even really know about it until my wife and I attended a preventive health screening at a church where they checked for atrial fibrillation and other stroke risk factors. It turns out that atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that you may not even feel.

We had no idea my wife had this condition until the screening. We brought the results to our doctor’s office, and they jumped on it. An EKG confirmed the screening results and told us that my wife was on the verge of having a stroke. This screening saved her life.

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