James Earl Jones Hosts Upcoming "In America" Piece on Atrial Fibrillation

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One of America's most cherished actors, James Earl Jones, will host an upcoming episode of “In America” that takes a look at the topic of atrial fibrillation. This medial condition is best described as an abnormal heart rhythm. Those who suffer from atrial fibrillation have a heart that beats either irregularly or much too quickly.

This new segment will take a look at how atrial fibrillation develops in an effort to inform viewers about possible signs that commonly indicate the existence of an abnormal heart rhythm. Atrial fibrillation typically begins with short instances of abnormal heart beating. Eventually, this odd beating extends in length and sometimes it becomes constant. Yet many people who suffer from atrial fibrillation do not exhibit any noticeable symptoms. Those who do experience symptoms will often have heart palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pains or experience fainting. Yet these indicators are all fairly rare.

This episode of “In America” will also explore how common atrial fibrillation is among Americans. The piece will delve into its causes and its impact on the body. There is an array of alterable risk factors including hypertension. Those who suffer from atrial fibrillation often experience specific health maladies including stroke, dementia or heart failure. The episode will take a look at how atrial fibrillation is treated along with the screening and detection process. It will also explore the role of genetics in atrial fibrillation and the types of genetic disorders that are associated with it.

To learn more, please visit the In America website. The show has no distribution relationship with APT or PBS. It is independently produced and distributed.

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