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Barry Manilow Encourages Atrial Fibrillation Awareness

Music icon educates fans about his heart condition

Having sold more than 82 million records, Barry Manilow is one of the most well-known recording artists in the world. What you might not know is that the singer-songwriter, like 2.5 million other Americans, lives with an irregular heartbeat — a condition called atrial fibrillation, or "a-fib." Without proper monitoring, a-fib can lead to stroke, heart attack and heart failure.

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Barry Manilow is a consummate entertainer and advocate. He gives his all to the "Fanilows" at his 90-minute concerts and speaks about the heart condition whenever he can. In this episode of My Generation, Bill Boggs talks to Barry Manilow about his life, musical career and what it's like to live with a-fib. … Back to Article

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