February is American Heart Month!

February is American Heart Month. First proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in February 1964, February is also heart disease awareness month. At the time President Johnson first proclaimed American Heart Month, more than half of US deaths were caused by cardiovascular disease.Each year since 1964, the President urges Americans to recognize and support all essential programs required to solve the nation’s #1 killer; heart and blood vessel diseases. In recognition of American Heart Month, I am announcing my weekly, FREE, AFib educational question and answer session I call “AFib Fridays.”

Where can you ask me any question about AFib? Look for me on my Facebook page.Each Friday, people ask me general questions about atrial fibrillation.I give you scientific, factual answers.Now it’s your turn. Ask me any question about it using my Facebook link here.

Spontaneously and without warning, your heart may skip a beat. Please pay attention if that happens. It could be a warning sign that you have AFib.

American Heart Month and Dr. AFib Fridays Educational Posts

For those of you who have read my Facebook page already, I’ve shared the story about my natural desire to educate people about AFib.However, there’s a little bit more to the creation of AFib Fridays.

My wife and I were discussing how I could connect with more people.I love educating people about everything AFib. So, an idea suddenly popped into her mind.She suggested that I offer anyone a chance to ask questions about AFib.

I patiently listened to her (like I always do) and together we agreed that “AFib Fridays’ was a great educational tool. I love seeing people have an “Aha!” moment about their health.In fact, my wife might think I’m a little obsessed with educating people how to manage their AFib. What if I am?I am a man on a health mission.

Cardiovascular disease affects humans globally. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, causes more than 17.9 million deaths yearly. Heart organizations, researchers and experts expect this number to rise to more than 23.6 million by 2030. These figures are something to take notice of for your general health and wellness.

What about the numbers of people who have AFib?Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder affecting over 33 million people worldwide with more folks being diagnosed every day. Don’t leave anything to chance if you have a question about your heart’s health.Ask me anything about AFib today on my Facebook page.

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Looking for an easy-to-talk-to heart specialist in Houston, TX? Make an appointment with me, Dr. Morales by calling281.446.3645. I do understand how frightening having AFib is. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have to educate your family about this disease.

You might have burning questions about atrial fibrillation. Get answers online.Join my Facebook page. Ask me any general question about AFib on my AFib Friday’s feature.

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