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Aurora BayCare opens clinic for patients with heartbeat issues

Fri, Feb 1, 2019

Mature woman with hand held on heart-side of chest

Effective treatment for atrial fibrillation often requires a collaborative approach. That’s why Aurora BayCare Medical Center has opened a new clinic designed to treat the chronic heart rhythm abnormality.

 

Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is an irregular heart rhythm that if left untreated or undetected can lead to stroke or other heart complications. AFib may occur in brief episodes or it may be a permanent condition.

 

Between 2 million and 6 million people in the United States have AFib, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

The AFib Clinic at Aurora BayCare works to treat the “entire patient for chronic heart rhythm abnormalities, creating individualized treatment plans for each patient,” says Dr. Imran Sheikh, a cardiac electrophysiologist with Aurora BayCare Cardiology. He’s part of the care team with the AFib clinic.

 

The clinic, on the hospital campus at 2845 Greenbrier Road in Green Bay, offers:

  • A multi-disciplinary team using a collaborative approach with other specialists including neurology, dietitians, sleep medicine specialists, genetic counselors and cardiology.
  • Surgical approaches and medical therapies in combination with regularly-scheduled support and education groups.
  • Experts at the forefront of electrophysiology.

“We also offer patients and their families our compassionate team of experts working together to treat their heart abnormality,” says Sheikh, who is board certified in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

 

Symptoms of atrial fibrillation include, but are not limited to:

  • Palpitations
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath

People experiencing these symptoms are encouraged to make an appointment with their healthcare provider.

 

“However, if experiencing chest pain, seek emergency care immediately,” Sheikh says.

 

Call 920-288-8311 for more information or to make an appointment.

 

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About Aurora BayCare

Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay’s east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint venture of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic. Aurora BayCare is committed to creating a better way to provide high quality tertiary healthcare, the latest in medical technology and superior service.

 

About Aurora Health Care

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin’s most comprehensive health care provider and the state’s largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing Caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, out Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

 

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BayCare Clinic, baycare.net, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, with more than 100 physicians serving in 16 area communities. BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a 167-bed, full-service hospital. Follow BayCare Clinic on Facebook and Twitter.

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BayCare Clinic, baycare.net, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, with more than 100 physicians serving in 16 area communities. BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a 167-bed, full-service hospital. Follow BayCare Clinic on Facebook and Twitter.