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October 2020

The Facts About Afib

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of heart arrhythmia, which occurs when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or in an irregular way. With AFib, the upper chambers of the heart

2.7 million Number of Americans who have AFib: 

12.1 million Number of Americans expected to have AFib in 20 years

5x Increase in risk of stroke for people with AFib



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Choose My Hometown Hospital for Expert Heart Care That’s Always Ready and Always Close to Home.
Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States, causing about one in four deaths. Because heart disease is so prevalent and serious, My Hometown Hospital offers a full range of diagnostic technology and therapeutic services to take care of your heart.

It starts with our…

10 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Know When You Need to Seek Medical Attention

kept finding excuses not to see a doctor until he was finally diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Don’t follow Howie’s example. Ignoring certain symptoms can lead to an ER visit or hospitalization, two situations that everybody wants to avoid. If you experience any of these 10 symptoms, see your doctor as soon as possible.


Stroke 101: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

As Howie Mandel said in his interview, atrial fibrillation (AFib) is one of the leading causes of stroke. In fact, almost 35 percent of all AFib patients will have a stroke at some time. 

But AFib is only one of the many risk factors that can cause a stroke. Other risk factors include:

High Blood PressureObesityHigh Cholesterol LevelsDiabetesPrevious Stroke or Transient Ischemic…

A Message from the CEO: Home is Where the Heart Is

At My Hometown Hospital, we take your heart very seriously. After all, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both American men and women, making it the most urgent health problem in the United States. The first step in reducing your risk for heart disease is to see your doctor and have your blood pressure, cholesterol level and heart rate checked on a regular basis. If any…

Interview: A Heart-To-Heart with Howie Mandel

The Famed Comedian Talks About Living with Atrial Fibrillation, A Heart Condition That Affects Up to Six Million Americans.
Howie Mandel has enjoyed a highly successful career in show business for more than 30 years. The comedian, actor, game-show host, and author can currently be seen on NBC’s highly popular America’s Got Talent, where he’s been a judge for the past 11 seasons. Howie has…

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