A Special Note from Barry
Monday, September 12, 2011
A few months ago I was asked by Sanofi US to help them make the public more aware of the dangers of a serious heart disease called atrial fibrillation, or AFib. AFib is a type of irregular heartbeat that causes your heart to race and beat out of rhythm. I was happy to do this since I’ve had this disease for the past 15 years.
When I get an episode of atrial fibrillation, it feels like my heart is skipping a beat and if I don’t treat it, it gets nuts! My heart starts to beat real fast. Man, I feel like I’ve got a flounder in my chest! Crazy!
Very scary. And very dangerous if you don’t work with your doctor to manage it.
Many people ignore the symptoms, but being out of rhythm with AFib can cause really serious problems like permanent heart damage.
I’m really honored to have been asked to make the more public aware of this serious heart disease.
You’ll be hearing about my involvement in this real soon, but I wanted you all to know that I am in great shape and for all of you not to worry about me. I work with my doctor to take care of my AFib and I lead an active life.
I want to make others more aware of AFib and the importance of getting back in rhythm.
Check out www.GetBackInRhythm.com to learn more about the campaign!
Love from my heart,
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