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Hello welcome to help -- -- -- she's best known as the provocative Erica Kane on the soap All My Children but now.
They times leading lady hasn't taken -- new role raising awareness for a condition that's very close to her heart.
Joining me now is award winning actress Susan Belushi and her husband helmet -- Thank you both for being here.
You know I follow you on television you.
Queen of television as far as I'm concerned I can never keep up with you you breaking hearts left and right a break your heart right.
But now -- talking something that is very dear to me which is.
Tell me about this awareness program that your talking today.
Yeah well my husband and I are very very happy to be part of of this new program called facing.
A -- Facing -- -- get serious about stroke.
A little over ten years ago my husband was diagnosed with a thing of which is an event which was a relatively in the spot -- what what is a fit for people who yes it's atrial fibrillation which is a type of irregular heartbeat.
My husband had no symptoms.
He's always been very athletic very active we were both shocked to hear this and we didn't even know at least I didn't even know -- serious a -- Is and that's who we here to make people aware of 2.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with a -- And with that comes some potentially serious risks.
If you have faith -- here's your chance of getting stroke is five times.
It's increased five times and if you get a stroke with a -- it's it it's increased two times of a risk to.
To have -- be fatal or to have it be incredibly disabling and I Helmut.
When did you how did you learn of that they had -- did you feel bad did you have any symptoms.
Not lab to have no symptoms with.
But I needed that researchers who examined cruel -- children operation hi I'm going to the doctor Andre and -- hopefully for the -- -- -- They've got lucky in that and there are thinks that he can -- doctor comes in -- -- complaining.
That is what the heck is going on here and after the he is from his minor operation and he goes up well.
-- -- You have an irregular heartbeat.
I think what -- mean what's that.
I have no idea healthy you know this through -- explained it to me.
And I really didn't really hear what he was saying this -- makes that kind them.
Bubbly and all this you know villain who's come alive now let me ask a question -- when you when you did you go for you know when you go for annual physicals.
Did you ever go for you annual physicals known going to be that you save.
You supposed to go for yet -- -- -- you know especially Charlie -- so had -- gotten to your annual physical he probably would have gotten any KG.
And you would have found out -- you know exactly also had so that tells you the importance of getting caught it says.
Absolutely he had had won two years before that's for -- thought it was the one you before now I'm now -- remember it was two years before.
But and because they could compare the present a cagey with the one from just two years before it suddenly it -- -- happened in that two year period to at least we knew.
That they did what do -- -- of duration of the Internet the program where can people get information would be one them to go.
What is available now that wasn't available then but right now -- here to tell people there's hope because there's a website called facing a -- dot com.
You can go to facing a -- dot com and that very central location.
-- lots of information.
Important knowledge that can -- empower you to go to the doctor if you yourself -- a kid or if your loved one has eight that this is mine does and then you can.
Being that extra pair of caring eyes and ears and you're an informed pair of eyes and ears and you can.
Ask better questions and get better care -- thank you both for coming.
-- giving us the insight you look too restrictive but got a and I got to keep you.
You've had a good go but what did you break get a hard sitting up and -- the world I don't tell you -- kind of -- -- yourself with the with the -- whatever.
But anyway thank you so much.
And if you have at any health topics when it's up to me about email -- at fox a document if fox you know dot com.
Until next time -- -- that --
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