AFib screening open to the public

Published 10:14 am Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Mower County Senior Center will be hosting a free AFib screen to the public, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester is partnering with the senior center as part of a study. The purpose of this study is to evaluate a program to find atrial fibrillation (AFib) and increase awareness about it in people who have not been diagnosed with AFib.

AFib is a common heart rhythm problem that if  untreated may increase a person’s risk for stroke. Many people with AFib may not be aware they have AFib because they may not have symptoms that cause them to seek medical care.

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To reduce risk of having a stroke related to untreated AFib, the Heart Rhythm Society is providing funds to Mayo Clinic and seven other medical centers in the United States to screen people in the community for AFib using mobile devices to record a person’s heart rhythm.

This is open to the public. The study will only take about 20-30 minutes per participant. There will be no cost to participants and you will be given written information about AFib free of charge.
Upcoming events

Monday: Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.; S.A.I.L ., 9 a.m.; Walking Club,  9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle and Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 1 p.m.; Facebook class, 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Chicken and rice, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (500, Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; Blood drive, 1-7 p.m.

Wednesday: Wood Carvers 8:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9 a.m.;

Walking Club, 9 a.m.; AFib screening, 10 a.m.; Potato bar, 11:30 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 12:15 p.m.;

Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage) 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.

Thursday: Tops, 8 a.m.; Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo and open chess, 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5 p.m.; Zumba, 6 p.m.

Friday: S.A.I.L., 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Cards (Bridge Tournament, 500), 12:30 p.m.; Ping Pong, 3 p.m.

Weekly Card Results 

Monday Bridge

Nov. 13, two tables

1st Jaynard Johnson, 2nd Lois Johnson, 3rd Dave Solomonson, 4th Millie Seiver, 5th Mary Johnsen

Tuesday Bridge

Nov. 14, six tables

1st Rick Stroup, 1st Edna Knobe; 2nd Larry Crowe, 2nd Bill Momsen; 3rd Lorraine Quinliran, 3rd Barb Rofhus; 4th Millie Seiver, 4th Joyce Crowe; 5th Orrion Roisen, 5th Lorraine Lippert; 6th Phil Lippert, 6th Joyce Crowe

Tuesday 500

Nov. 14, three tables

1st Dorran Rickert, 2nd Barb Dickman, 3rd Romans Kikuts

Friday 500

Nov. 17, two tables

1st Dennis Bray, 2nd Wayne Chilson, 3rd Barb Dickman

Wednesday Cribbage

No Results


Dave Solomonson

Friday Bridge

Nov. 17, two tables

1st Dave Solomonson, 2nd Mary Johnsen, 3rd Anne Dvorak, 4th Quentin Fiala, 5th Jaynard Johnson

Wednesday Duplicate  Bridge

Nov. 15, five tables

1st Lorraine Quinliran, 1st Barb Rofhus; 2nd Barb Grinstead, 2nd Millie Seiver;

3rd Tom Flaherty, 3rd Stan Schultz; 4th Gail Schmidt, 4th Ray Schmidt; 5th Loren Cleland, 5th Bud Higgins