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Friday Roundup: Life Line Screening-The Biggest Loser, Dan McCarney’s Stroke and Cleveland Clinic Afib Chat in the News

admin - February 17, 2012

LifeLine Screening The Biggest Loser event with Mark Wylie

Wylie talks about his aortic dissection and how preventive screenings could have helped him avoid open heart surgery. (Photo taken from video.)

We’ve got the link to video of The Biggest Loser-Life Line Screening event at Pompano Beach’s Assumption Catholic Church, featuring Mark Wylie from Season 3 of The Biggest Loser. Did you know Wylie had surgery for aortic dissection?

Also in the news: Dan McCarney survives a stroke and Cleveland Clinic plans a online chat about Afib.

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Mark Wylie Talks About Losing Weight and Getting Preventive Screenings from Experience posted a video of Mark Wylie, Season 3 third place winner of The Biggest Loser-Life Line Screening event at Assumption Catholic Church in Pompano Beach, FL. Not only does Wylie discuss how losing weight (over 100 lbs.) saved his life, he talks about how getting a preventive screening could have possibly kept him from open heart surgery. Wylie was diagnosed with an aortic dissection, also called a dissecting aneurysm. Life Line Screening services include preventive screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Watch Wylie’s interview at:!/news/health/Third-Place-Biggest-Loser-Contestant-Visits-Miami/139479398

Dan McCarney Gives Interviews Following Stroke

Dan McCarney, North Texas Mean Green Coach, talked to reporters to say that he suffered a stroke over the weekend due to a blood clot in the back of his brain. He is, however, expected to be back to his normal routine, although he expects his doctors will ask his return be at a slower pace.

Read full story at ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth: and Cleveland Clinic Online Chat Scheduled

Doctors Wagoner, Saliba and Bhargava from the Cleveland Clinic along with Mellanie True Hills, Founder and CEO of and the American Foundation for Women’s Health will answer questions about atrial fibrillation online on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 12 noon EST.

Go to for more information and/or to read transcripts from previous chats.

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