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Walk in Concord and learn about heart problems

People can learn about heart arrhythmias and get some light exercise during Walk With a Doc on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Before the walk, Dr. Tom Christopher, a cardiologist who specializes in electrophysiology, will talk about cardiac arrhythmias and the management of atrial fibrillation. Participants walk at their own pace.

Duke University’s MURDOCK Study, which is based at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, and Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute cohost the monthly free event.

Walkers meet at the Neal Davis Gazebo in Les Myers Community Park, 130 Lawndale Ave. S.E., in Concord. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m., and the event starts at 9 a.m.

The walk, which always includes free health information, takes place on the first Saturday of every month except January, February, July and August. Local physicians walk with participants, who may ask questions about heart health.

Duke University launched the MURDOCK Study, a long-term health research project, in 2007 with a $35 million gift from David H. Murdock, founder and developer of the Research Campus. The study’s name stands for Measurement to Understand the Reclassification of Disease Of Cabarrus/Kannapolis.

Enrollment takes about 45 minutes and is offered at nine locations. To start the process, call 704-250-5861 or visit www.murdock-study.org. Participants are compensated. Duke Translational Medicine Institute

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