For Immediate Release
October 22, 2015
Contact: Jackie Calzadilla
Miami Lakes, FL - The Town of Miami Lakes and its Public Safety Committee (PSC) will be hosting an event to promote World Stroke Day on Thursday, October 29th at 10:00 am at the newly opened Fire Station 64, 15325 NW 77 Court, Miami Lakes, FL 33016. The event, done in partnership with Battalion Chief Abel Fernandez of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Station 64, who is also a member of the Town’s PSC, will include Fire Rescue officials who will be available to provide information on Atrial Fibrillation, a known cause of strokes, as well as provide onsite blood pressure checks.
Atrial fibrillation, or AF, is the most common type of arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. People who have AF may not feel symptoms, however, even when AF isn't noticed, it can increase the risk of stroke.
Anyone who is seeking to have their pulse or blood pressure checked, can be serviced to at both Fire Stations in Miami Lakes: Station 1, 16699 NW 67 Avenue, Miami Lakes, FL 33014; Station 64, 15325 NW 77 Court, Miami Lakes, FL 33016