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Dr. Calkins on 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines
Dr. Calkins on 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines

Dr. Lakkireddy on Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion & LAALA-AF Registry
Dr. Lakkireddy on Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion & LAALA-AF Registry

Dr. Lakkireddy on Yoga & AF
Dr. Lakkireddy on Yoga & AF

Q & A Panel — AF Patient Conference
Q & A Panel — AF Patient Conference

Wrap up — AF Patient Conference
Wrap up — AF Patient Conference

Dr. Brinkman on Surgery and the Left Atrial Appendage
Dr. Brinkman on Surgery and the Left Atrial Appendage

Dr. Kowal on Innovative New AF Catheter Procedures
Dr. Kowal on Innovative New AF Catheter Procedures

Dr. Franklin on Cryoballoon Ablation
Dr. Franklin on Cryoballoon Ablation

Dr. Rizvi on Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
Dr. Rizvi on Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation

Dr. Kowal on Getting the Most from Your Doctors
Dr. Kowal on Getting the Most from Your Doctors

Mellanie True Hills on Living with Afib & Communicating with Doctors
Mellanie True Hills on Living with Afib & Communicating with Doctors

Dr. Prystowsky on Afib Medications &  Preventing Strokes
Dr. Prystowsky on Afib Medications & Preventing Strokes

Dr. Shapira on What is afib & Why it’s a problem
Dr. Shapira on What is afib & Why it’s a problem

Mellanie True Hills – Opening of Get in Rhythm Conference
Mellanie True Hills – Opening of Get in Rhythm Conference

Afib Month – Sign Against Stroke
Afib Month – Sign Against Stroke

Dr. Kiser on Hybrid Ablation for AF
Dr. Kiser on Hybrid Ablation for AF

Dr. Marrouche on DECAAF Trial and Fibrosis
Dr. Marrouche on DECAAF Trial and Fibrosis

Dr. Narayan on FIRM Ablation without PVI
Dr. Narayan on FIRM Ablation without PVI

Dr. Damiano on post-op AF, valvular AF, and the AtriClip
Dr. Damiano on post-op AF, valvular AF, and the AtriClip

Dr. Cox on Evolution of Cox Maze Procedure
Dr. Cox on Evolution of Cox Maze Procedure

Dr. Su on AF Cryoballoon Ablation
Dr. Su on AF Cryoballoon Ablation

Dr. Wolf on AF Mini Maze Procedure
Dr. Wolf on AF Mini Maze Procedure

Dr. Reiffel on New AF Treatments
Dr. Reiffel on New AF Treatments

Dr. Prystowsky on AF Rate Control
Dr. Prystowsky on AF Rate Control

Dr. Waldo on Aspirin for AF Stroke Prevention
Dr. Waldo on Aspirin for AF Stroke Prevention

Dr. Narayan on FIRM (Focal Beat & Rotor) Ablation
Dr. Narayan on FIRM (Focal Beat & Rotor) Ablation

Dr. Singer on AF Stroke Prevention 2012
Dr. Singer on AF Stroke Prevention 2012

Dr. Calkins on 2012 Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Guidelines
Dr. Calkins on 2012 Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Guidelines

Dr. Narayan on Focal & Rotor Ablation
Dr. Narayan on Focal & Rotor Ablation

Dr. Mandrola on Gender-Specific AF Ablation Results
Dr. Mandrola on Gender-Specific AF Ablation Results

Prof. Lip on AF Stroke Prevention Guidelines
Prof. Lip on AF Stroke Prevention Guidelines

Dr. Hylek on Anticoagulants for AF Stroke Prevention
Dr. Hylek on Anticoagulants for AF Stroke Prevention

Dr. Calkins on Catheter & Surgical Ablation Guidelines
Dr. Calkins on Catheter & Surgical Ablation Guidelines

Dr. Ellinor on Genetics and Atrial Fibrillation
Dr. Ellinor on Genetics and Atrial Fibrillation

Dr. Ferdinand on AF and Blacks
Dr. Ferdinand on AF and Blacks

Dr. Reynolds on AF Catheter Ablation Quality of Life
Dr. Reynolds on AF Catheter Ablation Quality of Life

Dr. Ellenbogen on Stroke Prevention Drugs
Dr. Ellenbogen on Stroke Prevention Drugs

Dr. Singer on AF Stroke Prevention
Dr. Singer on AF Stroke Prevention

Sobering or Encouraging? Dr. Jais on 5-year Catheter Ablation Results
Sobering or Encouraging? Dr. Jais on 5-year Catheter Ablation Results

Dr. Sirak on 5-Box Total Thoracoscopic Maze
Dr. Sirak on 5-Box Total Thoracoscopic Maze

Dr. Edgerton Consults with AF Patient About Surgery (24 min)
Dr. Edgerton Consults with AF Patient About Surgery (24 min)

Dr. Packer Explains CABANA Trial (Catheter Ablation vs. Drugs)
Dr. Packer Explains CABANA Trial (Catheter Ablation vs. Drugs)

Dr. Benjamin on AF Family History & Risk
Dr. Benjamin on AF Family History & Risk

Dr. Marrouche on
Dr. Marrouche on "Staging" AF Treatment—Pt 2

Dr. Marrouche on
Dr. Marrouche on "Staging" AF Treatment—Pt 1

Dr. Kowey on AF Treatment
Dr. Kowey on AF Treatment

Dr. Russo on Gender Differences in AF Treatment
Dr. Russo on Gender Differences in AF Treatment

Dr. Cappato on Afib & Athletes
Dr. Cappato on Afib & Athletes

Dr. Cappato on 2nd WW Survey on AF Ablation
Dr. Cappato on 2nd WW Survey on AF Ablation

Dr. Reddy at Boston Afib 2010
Dr. Reddy at Boston Afib 2010

Prof. Camm at Boston Afib 2010 (low res)
Prof. Camm at Boston Afib 2010 (low res)

Dr. Natale at Boston Afib 2010 (low res)
Dr. Natale at Boston Afib 2010 (low res)

Sen. Bill Frist, MD, on AF Stat™
Sen. Bill Frist, MD, on AF Stat™

Dr. Argenziano on Atrial Fibrillation Surgery — Part 2
Dr. Argenziano on Atrial Fibrillation Surgery — Part 2

Dr. Argenziano on Atrial Fibrillation Surgery — Part 1
Dr. Argenziano on Atrial Fibrillation Surgery — Part 1

Dr. Cahill on Supplements and Arrhythmia
Dr. Cahill on Supplements and Arrhythmia

Dr. Wilber at Heart Rhythm 2009
Dr. Wilber at Heart Rhythm 2009

Dr. Hao on the THERMOCOOL® Catheter Trial
Dr. Hao on the THERMOCOOL® Catheter Trial

Dr. Damiano on Customized Atrial Fibrillation Treatment
Dr. Damiano on Customized Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

Dr. Edgerton on Atrial Fibrillation Maze Procedure Evolution—13 min
Dr. Edgerton on Atrial Fibrillation Maze Procedure Evolution—13 min

Dr. Prystowsky on Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines for Patients
Dr. Prystowsky on Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines for Patients

Dr. Jackman on New Afib and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Findings
Dr. Jackman on New Afib and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Findings

Dr. Shah on Coumadin Replacements in Trial – Dabigatran and Rivaroxaban
Dr. Shah on Coumadin Replacements in Trial – Dabigatran and Rivaroxaban

Video: Dr. Shah on When You Need Coumadin: Your CHADS2 Score
Video: Dr. Shah on When You Need Coumadin: Your CHADS2 Score

Watch Mellanie True Hills' Atrial Fibrillation Patient Story—20 min
Watch Mellanie True Hills' Atrial Fibrillation Patient Story—20 min

Women Living on Blood Thinners Teleseminar—52 min
Women Living on Blood Thinners Teleseminar—52 min

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News from StopAfib.org

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Introducing the Health eHeart Alliance Patient-Powered Research Network

Help define our afib research agenda by attending the Kickoff Conference in San Francisco November 6-7, 2014 ... more

Shop at Amazon and support StopAfib.org without spending a cent more

Support StopAfib.org, a division of the American Foundation for Women’s Health, when you shop at smile.amazon.com ... more

Clinical Trials for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Afib-related clinical trials that you may wish to know about ... more

The nContact CONVERGE Trial Will Study the Convergent Procedure for Treatment of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

nContact has launched the CONVERGE clinical trial to compare the Convergent Procedure with catheter ablation for treating persistent afib ... more

The reMARQable Trial Will Study the nMARQ Multielectrode Irrigated Catheter for Treating Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

The reMARQable trial compares the Biosense Webster nMARQ multielectrode catheters to the ThermoCool irrigated catheter for treatment of paroxysmal afib ... more

The Stroke Feasibility Study Will Evaluate the AtriClip for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

AtriCure’s AtriClip left atrial appendage device will be evaluated for preventing strokes in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who cannot take anticoagulants ... more

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) needs patient reviewers

Afib patients are needed as patient reviewers to help PCORI decide what patient-centered research to fund ... more

Top U.S. Heart Treatment Centers, Patient Group, Form Alliance to Improve Irregular Heartbeat Care

Atrial fibrillation affects more than 5 million and that number could triple over next three decades ... more

Get a 50% Discount on the iPhone and Android AliveCor Heart Monitor — US Only

Afib patients receive exclusive 50% discount on over-the-counter AliveCor Heart Monitor ... more

Video of Afib Chat with Cleveland Clinic Atrial Fibrillation Experts on May 16, 2014

Your afib questions were answered by Dr. Walid Saliba and Dr. Oussama Wazni of the Cleveland Clinic ... more

National Alliance of Integrated Afib Centers: The Next Level of Afib Treatment

EP Lab Digest Patient Perspective column explores a new alliance that is changing atrial fibrillation treatment ... more

StopAfib.org joins with Heart Rhythm Society for “AFib Feels Like” Event in San Francisco on May 7, 2014

Hear StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills talk about managing afib and advocating for yourself at Crocker Galleria Mall ... more

Video chat with atrial fibrillation experts from the Cleveland Clinic to get answers to your afib questions on May 16, 2014

Dr. Walid Saliba and Dr. Oussama Wazni from the Cleveland Clinic will address your atrial fibrillation questions ... more

Dr. Hugh Calkins Discusses the New AHA/ACC/HRS Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines — Video Interview

New Afib Guidelines were released at 2014 American College of Cardiology conference ... more

Duke University School of Nursing study seeks atrial fibrillation patients with upcoming catheter ablations

Study will provide wireless, water-resistant Zio®patch cardiac monitors for post-ablation tracking ... more

Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy Discusses Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion and the LAALA-AF Registry plus Yoga for Afib — Video Interview

Video Interview at the Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2014 ... more

“Affair of the Heart” event to feature internationally recognized heart disease survivor and author

Mellanie True Hills, founder of StopAfib.org, will keynote Desert Regional Medical Center’s free seminar and health fair. ... more

Discounts Available for the HeartCheck PEN and HeartCheck Handheld ECG

Special offers on portable ECG monitors for the StopAfib.org patient community ... more

Discount on the HeartCheck PEN

The HeartCheck PEN is available for atrial fibrillation patients without a prescription ... more

Discount on the HeartCheck Handheld ECG Check Monitor

HeartCheck ECG Monitor with 24/7 SMART Monitoring Service features 3 free ECG interpretations/day for US atrial fibrillation patients ... more

Transcript of Afib Chat with Cleveland Clinic Atrial Fibrillation Experts on December 17, 2013

Your afib questions were answered by Dr. Walid Saliba, Dr. Oussama Wazni, and Dr. Mandeep Bhargava of the Cleveland Clinic ... more

Presenter Panel About Procedures and General Atrial Fibrillation Questions — Video

Video from the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference ... more

Wrap Up and Closing Video at Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference — Mellanie True Hills, StopAfib.org

Video from the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference ... more

Surgery and Left Atrial Appendage Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation — Video of William T. Brinkman, MD

Video from the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference ... more

Innovative New Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Procedures — Video of Robert Kowal, MD, PhD, FHRS

Video from the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference ... more

Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation — Video of Kamran Rizvi, MD, FHRS

Video from the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference ... more

Cryoballoon Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation — Video of Jay O. Franklin, MD, FACC, FHRS

Video from the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference ... more

Watch the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference Videos

Do you, or a loved one, have atrial fibrillation? ... more

How Atrial Fibrillation Patients Can Get the Most From Their Doctors — Video of Robert Kowal, MD, PhD, FHRS

Video from the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference ... more

Living with Afib and Communicating with Your Doctor — Video of Mellanie True Hills, Founder of StopAfib.org

Video from the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference ... more

Treating Atrial Fibrillation with Medications and Preventing Strokes — Video of Eric Prystowsky, MD, FHRS

Video from the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference ... more

Watch the Videos from the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

Get the Information that Atrial Fibrillation Patients and Family Members Need to Know ... more

Opening Video from Get in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference — Mellanie True Hills

Overview of the Day at the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference ... more

Video Overview About Afib and Why It Is a Problem — Adam Shapira, MD, FACC, FHRS

Video from the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference ... more

Join atrial fibrillation experts from the Cleveland Clinic to get answers to your afib questions on December 17, 2013

Dr. Walid Saliba and Dr. Oussama Wazni from the Cleveland Clinic will address your atrial fibrillation questions ... more

For World Stroke Day, 500,000 People Call for Urgent Action to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation-Related Strokes

Sign Against Stroke campaign emphasizes that atrial fibrillation is an under-diagnosed, undertreated abnormal heart rhythm that increases stroke risk five-fold ... more

Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference Will Help You Get in Rhythm and Stay in Rhythm

Afib Patients and Caregivers Find Rhythm at Dallas Patient Conference ... more

Join the Health eHeart Study to Help Put a Stop to Heart Disease

You can help in the quest to learn more about heart disease and atrial fibrillation ... more

Online educational seminar, ACT (Anti-Coagulation Therapy) Now, to be October 15, 2013

Program for atrial fibrillation patients and caregivers about preventing afib-related strokes ... more

StopAfib.org Names Top Atrial Fibrillation Experts to Global Medical Advisory Board

Prestigious healthcare professionals named to Global Medical Advisory Board ... more

StopAfib.org Participates in New Video Series About Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk

The top things you need to know when taking an anticoagulant ... more

Get in Rhythm and Stay in Rhythm during Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

Raising Awareness and Helping You Live Better with Afib During Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month ... more

World Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Day was September 14, 2013

Dr. James Cox and Mellanie True Hills received Global Atrial Fibrillation Alliance awards ... more

New StopAfib.org Video Explains the Hidden Afib Risks for Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

For Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, learn more about the risks of atrial fibrillation and afib-related strokes ... more

Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month: Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation — Video

Sign the Global Atrial Fibrillation Charter for Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month ... more

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) May Speed Onset of Cognitive Decline According to New Analysis from the Cardiovascular Health Study

People with atrial fibrillation may develop cognitive decline problems with memory and thinking at a younger age than those without afib ... more

The Hybrid Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Combines Surgery and Catheter Ablation — Video Interview with Dr. Andy Kiser

Cardiac Surgeons and Electrophysiologists Use Hybrid Procedure to Tailor Atrial Fibrillation Treatment ... more

Transcript of Afib Chat with Cleveland Clinic Atrial Fibrillation Experts on May 31, 2013

Your afib questions were answered by Dr. Walid Saliba, Dr. Edward Soltesz, Dr. David Van Wagoner, Dr. Bruce Lindsay, Dr. Mandeep Bhargava, and Dr. Oussama Wazni of the Cleveland Clinic ... more

Get a Discount on the AliveCor Heart Monitor and the Cardiac Designs ECG Check

Limited time only special offers on iPhone-based heart monitors for the StopAfib.org patient community ... more

Get a Discount on the Cardiac Designs ECG Check Monitor for iPhones, iPads, and iPods — Limited Time Only

The Cardiac Designs ECG Check Monitor is available now for atrial fibrillation patients either over the counter or by prescription ... more

Atrial fibrillation patient website afibmatters.org launched by European Society of Cardiology

StopAfib.org collaborated on this site to help meet patient needs ... more

Get a Discount on the AliveCor Heart Monitor for iPhone 4/4S or iPhone 5 — Limited Time Only

The AliveCor Heart Monitor is available for atrial fibrillation patients by prescription ... more

Role of Fibrosis in Outcome of Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation — Video Interview with Dr. Nassir Marrouche on Results of DECAAF Trial

Results of DECAAF Trial Presented at Heart Rhythm Society ... more

Results of FIRM Ablation Without Pulmonary Vein Isolation Presented at HRS — Video Interview with Dr. Sanjiv Narayan

A Look at Results of Multicenter PRECISE-PAF Trial of FIRM Ablation Alone ... more

New Data from REGARDS Study Shows Southern Foods Increase Stroke Risk

Southern Diet of Fried Foods, Salty Foods, and Sugar Increases Stroke Risk, Including For Those with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) ... more

“A Matter of Trust: How to Build Adherence with Afib Patients” published in EP Lab Digest

EP Lab Digest Patient Perspective column explores how to improve medication adherence among atrial fibrillation patients ... more

Join StopAfib.org and the Heart Rhythm Society in Kicking Off Cardiac Arrhythmia Awareness Month in Colorado with a Denver Citywide Event

Denver Skyline Park Event on May 8 Will Raise Awareness of Atrial Fibrillation ... more

Join atrial fibrillation experts from the Cleveland Clinic to get answers to your afib questions on May 31, 2013

Dr. David Van Wagoner, Dr. Walid Saliba, and Dr. Edward Soltesz from the Cleveland Clinic will address your atrial fibrillation questions ... more

“Gender Matters: Why Afib Is More Fatal for Women” published in EP Lab Digest

Why atrial fibrillation and afib-related strokes are more deadly for women and how to change that ... more

StopAfib.org Collaborates on Discovery Channel Atrial Fibrillation Documentary

Watch the Discovery Channel Atrial Fibrillation Documentary, “A Heartbeat Away From Stroke”, Which Focuses on Afib and Stroke Prevention ... more

Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation, Valvular Afib, and the AtriClip — Video Interview with Dr. Ralph Damiano

A Look at Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation, Valvular Afib, and the AtriClip for preventing strokes ... more

Evolution of the Cox Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation — Video Interview with Dr. James Cox

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Afib Cox Maze Procedure by Looking Back at How It Evolved ... more

StopAfib.org Founder to Speak at the Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium

Mellanie True Hills to speak at Western AF Symposium about how healthcare professionals can engage their afib patients ... more

Cryoballoon Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation — Video Interview with Dr. Wilber Su

Dr. Su Also Discusses Hybrid Ablation Procedures for Afib ... more

Top Ten Atrial Fibrillation Videos of 2012: Most Popular StopAfib.org Afib and Stroke Prevention Videos

Top 2012 afib video topics: FIRM catheter ablation, afib stroke prevention, afib guidelines, rate control, rhythm control, sleep apnea, mini maze procedure, efficacy, antiarrhythmic drugs, Coumadin replacements, ablation, CHADS2, and hybrid procedures ... more

Top Ten Atrial Fibrillation Articles of 2012: Most Popular StopAfib.org Afib and Stroke Articles

Top 2012 afib news story topics: Stroke prevention, CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, bleeding risk, warfarin, Coumadin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, sleep apnea, catheter ablation, hybrid procedures, renal artery denervation, rate control, Multaq, and Cleveland Clinic ... more

StopAfib.org joins the FACT Alliance to help save lives

The FACT Alliance raises awareness of the need for atrial fibrillation patients to have access to life-saving technology that diagnoses afib and other arrhythmias ... more

Alliance for Aging Research Releases Survey of AFib Patients 65+ that Finds Active Participation in Treatment Decisions

One-Third of Surveyed Patients Report that Treatment Decision was Made Jointly with their Health Care Provider ... more

Transcript of Afib Chat with Cleveland Clinic Atrial Fibrillation Experts on October 30, 2012

Your afib questions were answered by Dr. Walid Saliba, Dr. Sergio Pinski, and Dr. David Van Wagoner of the Cleveland Clinic ... more

IRONMAN triathlete raises awareness of atrial fibrillation and how it devastates lives

Tommy Morrison is raising funds through the IRONMAN Florida to help StopAfib.org raise awareness of atrial fibrillation ... more

New Report Confirms Europe is on the Brink of a Stroke Crisis

Critical Action Steps Outlined to Reduce Strokes Caused by Atrial Fibrillation ... more

Policy Makers Join the Call for the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation-Related Strokes to be Made a National Healthcare Priority in Europe

Urgent Need to Reduce the Devastating Personal and Economic Impact of these Severe Strokes ... more

Policy Makers Join the Call for the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation-Related Strokes to be Made a National Healthcare Priority in Latin America

Urgent Need to Reduce the Devastating Personal and Economic Impact of these Severe Strokes ... more

Policy Makers Join the Call for the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation-Related Strokes to be Made a National Healthcare Priority in Asia Pacific Region

Urgent Need to Reduce the Devastating Personal and Economic Impact of these Severe Strokes ... more

Join atrial fibrillation experts from the Cleveland Clinic to get answers to your afib questions on October 30, 2012

Dr. David Van Wagoner, Dr. Walid Saliba, and Dr. Sergio Pinski from the Cleveland Clinic will address your atrial fibrillation questions ... more

Physician’s Weekly publishes StopAfib.org Articles in Honor of Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

“Ten Atrial Fibrillation Facts That May Surprise You” and “Social Media Empowers Afib Patients and Others” published by Physician’s Weekly ... more

EP Lab Digest Publishes “Expert Roundtable Fills in Vital Pieces of Afib Treatment Puzzle: The Afib Optimal Treatment Task Force and the Expert Working Group”

StopAfib.org represents afib patient community at expert roundtable ... more

Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Success Rate More Than Doubles When Renal Artery Denervation Is Added To Afib Catheter Ablations

For Those with Medication-Resistant High Blood Pressure and Atrial Fibrillation (AF), Adding Renal Artery Denervation to Catheter Ablation More Than Doubles Treatment Success Rate ... more

American College of Cardiology Interviews StopAfib.org Founder About Having Created Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

September 2012 is Sixth Annual National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month – What Has Been Accomplished? ... more

Congressional Briefings to Focus on Afib for National Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Awareness Month

StopAfib.org Partners with Heart Rhythm Society, WomenHeart, and Others for Atrial Fibrillation Congressional Briefings ... more

Evolution of Mini Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation and Efficacy Compared to Catheter Ablation — Video Interview with Dr. Randall Wolf

Dr. Wolf Discusses Minimalist Approach to Afib Mini Maze Lesions ... more

Global Support Increases to Combat Atrial Fibrillation (AF), a Heart Rhythm Condition that Raises the Risk of Stroke by 500%

Global AF Patient Charter now tops 10,000 Signatures ... more

New Atrial Fibrillation Treatments and Rate vs. Rhythm Control for Afib — Video Interview with Dr. James Reiffel

Dr. James Reiffel Discusses Afib Rhythm Control and Combining Ranolazine with Dronedarone ... more

Expert Consensus Statement Recommendations Released: Assessing Atrial Fibrillation Stroke and Bleeding Risk for Appropriate Anticoagulant Use

StopAfib.org Participated in the Afib Optimal Treatment Task Force and the Expert Working Group ... more

How to Choose Between Rate Control and Rhythm Control for Atrial Fibrillation — Video Interview with Dr. Eric Prystowsky

Dr. Eric Prystowsky Tackles the Controversy Over Whether to Stay on Rate Control for Afib — Video ... more

Global Atrial Fibrillation Patient Charter and the Sign Against Stroke in AF Campaign Featured in EP Lab Digest

EP Lab Digest Interviews StopAfib.org Founder Mellanie True Hills About the Global AF Charter Launch in Dubai ... more

Why Aspirin Should Not Be Used for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention — Video Interview with Dr. Albert Waldo

Dr. Waldo Discusses Removal of Aspirin from Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines for Preventing Afib Strokes ... more

FIRM Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Can Stop Afib in Minutes — Video Interview with Dr. Sanjiv Narayan

Update from Dr. Sanjiv Narayan on FIRM Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Focal Beats and Rotors — Video ... more

What will it take to discover the root cause of atrial fibrillation? StopAfib Founder comments at PhRMA12.

See video interviews from the recent PhRMA annual conference ... more

Join StopAfib.org and the Heart Rhythm Society in Kicking Off Cardiac Arrhythmia Awareness Month in Massachusetts with a Boston Citywide Event

Boston City Hall Plaza Event on May 9 to Raise Awareness of Atrial Fibrillation ... more

Global Patient Charter Ignites Action to Address Preventable Strokes Caused by Atrial Fibrillation — Asia Pacific Press Release

Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation, aims to gather signatures from around the world in support of the Global AF Patient Charter ... more

Global Patient Charter Ignites Action to Address Preventable Strokes Caused by Atrial Fibrillation — Latin America Press Release

Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation, aims to gather signatures from around the world in support of the Global AF Patient Charter ... more

Global Atrial Fibrillation Patient Charter Launched at World Congress of Cardiology in Dubai

Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation Campaign Seeks to Collect 1.7 Million Signatures ... more

How Social Media Helps Educate Afib Patients: An Atrial Fibrillation Patient Perspective Published in EP Lab Digest, April, 2012

Comments from afib patient at the Fifth Annual Western AF Symposium medical conference ... more

Transcript of Afib Chat with Cleveland Clinic Atrial Fibrillation Experts on March 2, 2012

Your afib questions were answered by Dr. Walid Saliba, Dr. Mandeep Bhargava, and Dr. David Van Wagoner of the Cleveland Clinic ... more

Watch the Team AFib Atrial Fibrillation Webinar, AFib CARE: Creating A Role for Effective Teams

The webinar helps atrial fibrillation patients and caregivers work effectively with their healthcare team ... more

REGARDS Study Identifies Stroke Risk Factors That Account for Half of Racial Disparity

High blood pressure, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, and heart disease account for half of black-white stroke disparity ... more

Atrial fibrillation experts from the Cleveland Clinic will answer your afib questions on March 2, 2012

Dr. David Van Wagoner, Dr. Walid Saliba, and Dr. Mandeep Bhargava from the Cleveland Clinic will address your atrial fibrillation questions ... more

StopAfib.org Article, Can Avoiding Dehydration Prevent Atrial Fibrillation, Was Featured in Grand Rounds at USATODAY.com

Article with tips to avoid dehydration from coffee, alcohol, and flying was featured in the USA TODAY Your Life: Healthy Perspective section ... more

Dr. Daniel Singer Discusses Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention Anticoagulants — Video

Interview with Harvard’s Dr. Singer about Anticoagulants for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation ... more

New 2012 HRS/EHRA/ECAS Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Guidelines presented by Dr. Hugh Calkins — Video

New afib catheter ablation and surgical ablation guidelines released at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium January 2012 ... more

Recap of Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2012 – Guest Posts by Dr. John Mandrola

Reprinted with Permission of Dr. John Mandrola ... more

Looking at atrial fibrillation from afar: Ouch.

Guest Post by Dr. John Mandrola regarding Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium ... more

Day 3 Boston AF Symposium: More rough notes

Guest Post by Dr. John Mandrola ... more

Day 2 Boston AF symposium: Late morning and afternoon notes

Guest Post by Dr. John Mandrola ... more

Day 2 at Boston AF symposium: Morning notes

Guest Post by Dr. John Mandrola ... more

More notes from the first day of the Boston AF symposium

Guest Post by Dr. John Mandrola ... more

Live Blog–Boston AF symposium

Guest Post by Dr. John Mandrola ... more

Mini Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation More Effective, But With More Complications, Than Catheter Ablation

Afib Patients Who Fail Catheter Ablation May See More Success with Minimally Invasive Surgical Ablation ... more

Stuck in the Middle: Afib Patients on Rate Control is January EP Lab Digest Patient Perspective Focus

Patient perspective column shares impact of rate control on atrial fibrillation patient quality of life and potential long-term risks ... more

Top Ten Atrial Fibrillation Articles of 2011: Most Popular StopAfib.org Afib and Stroke Articles

Top 2011 afib news story topics: Stroke prevention, CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, warfarin, Coumadin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, sleep apnea, catheter ablation, hybrid procedures, and Multaq ... more

Top Ten Atrial Fibrillation Videos of 2011: Most Popular StopAfib.org Afib and Stroke Videos

Top 2011 afib video topics: Stroke prevention, CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, warfarin, Coumadin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, sleep apnea, catheter ablation, and maze procedure ... more

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends, and FDA Approves, Bipolar Radiofrequency Clamp for Concomitant Surgery for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

FDA Panel Finds the AtriCure Synergy Ablation System Effective and Safe for Open-Heart Atrial Fibrillation Surgery ... more

Atrial Fibrillation Focal and Rotor Catheter Ablations Show High Success Rates — Video Interview with Dr. Sanjiv Narayan About the FIRM Trial

Dr. Sanjiv Narayan Discusses Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Foci and Rotors, the FIRM Trial — Video ... more

Apixaban Superior to Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention

Apixaban (Eliquis) prevents more afib strokes with fewer side effects than warfarin ... more

Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Results Differ Between Men and Women According to Results from Dr. John Mandrola — Video

Dr. John Mandrola Discusses How Women and Men Fare Differently in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation — Video ... more

Transcript of Afib Chat with Cleveland Clinic Atrial Fibrillation Experts on October 28, 2011

Your afib questions were answered by Dr. Walid Saliba and Dr. David Van Wagoner of the Cleveland Clinic ... more

Xarelto Approved by the FDA for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention

Rivaroxaban is a New Alternative to Coumadin (warfarin) to Avoid Afib Strokes ... more

Professor Gregory Lip Discusses CHA2DS2-VASc Tool for Predicting Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation — Video

Why CHA2DS2-VASc Is More Accurate Than CHADS2 For Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention and Why Aspirin Should Not Be Used for Stroke Prevention ... more

Atrial fibrillation experts from the Cleveland Clinic will answer your afib questions on October 28, 2011

Dr. David Van Wagoner and Dr. Walid Saliba from the Cleveland Clinic will address your atrial fibrillation questions ... more

Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month Evolved from Patient’s Passion

Mellanie True Hills Created Atrial Fibrillation Month to Raise Afib Awareness ... more

Ten Facts You May Not Know about Atrial Fibrillation

In honor of Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, StopAfib.org Provides Facts That You'll Want to Know About Afib ... more

Why is September Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month?

Mellanie True Hills Talks About How She Came to Start Afib (AF) Awareness Month for this Common, Yet Unknown Condition ... more

FDA Panel Votes for Rivaroxaban (Xarelto): Atrial Fibrillation Patients May Soon Have Two Alternatives to Warfarin for Stroke Prevention

Divided Panel Ultimately Recommends FDA Approval of Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (AF or Afib) ... more

Medical and Patient Communities Call for Urgent Action to Prevent Impending Stroke Crisis in Latin America

New report, How Can We Avoid a Stroke Crisis in Latin America?, calls for urgent coordinated action to avoid millions of preventable afib strokes ... more

Stopping Atrial Fibrillation is Big News: EP Lab Digest Patient Perspective Column

Patient perspective column shares afib patient community perspectives with healthcare providers ... more

Rivaroxaban as Effective as Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) Proven Effective for Afib Patients at Very High Risk of Stroke ... more

New Atrial Fibrillation in Primary Care (AFIP) Tool Can Help Patients

AF AWARE campaign launches new afib tool for primary care physicians ... more

Join Team AFib’s Atrial Fibrillation Webinar, “AFib CARE: Creating A Role for Effective Teams”

Register today for the second Team AFib webinar, September 14, 2011 ... more

Atrial Fibrillation: The Patient Perspective to Better Care Published in EP Lab Digest

First regular Patient Perspective column shares perspectives from the afib patient community ... more

Atrial Fibrillation Resolution, S. Res. 243, passes unanimously in the US Senate

AF Resolution Promotes Afib Awareness, Diagnosis, and Treatment ... more

Experts Argue the Pros and Cons of Multaq (dronedarone) as a Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

What Have Experts Said That Can Help Afib Patients Put the Multaq Controversies Into Context ... more

What Do We Know About Multaq (dronedarone) for Atrial Fibrillation

StopAfib.org Reviews What Has Been Learned in Two Years of Multaq Use ... more

Dr. Elaine Hylek Reviews New Novel Anticoagulants for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention — Video

Researcher Reviews Clinical Trials of Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and Dabigatran (Pradaxa) as Alternatives to Warfarin for Preventing Atrial Fibrillation Strokes ... more

Transcript of Afib Chat with Cleveland Clinic Atrial Fibrillation Experts on June 13, 2011

Your afib questions were answered by Dr. Bruce Lindsay, Dr. A. Marc Gillinov, and Dr. David Van Wagoner of the Cleveland Clinic ... more

New Ablation Catheters for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Could Improve Durability of Pulmonary Vein Isolation

Contact Force Sensing Catheter and Laser Balloon Hold Promise for Improved Outcomes ... more

Atrial Fibrillation Resolution, H. Res. 295, Introduced in the US House of Representatives

AF Resolution Would Promote Afib Awareness, Diagnosis, and Treatment ... more

Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Often Requires Multiple Catheter Ablations

Those with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Who Have Heart Failure or Coronary Artery Disease Are More Likely to Need Repeat Catheter Ablation ... more

Drs. Hugh Calkins, Pierre Jais, Prashanthan Sanders, and Albert Waldo Join StopAfib.org Global Medical Advisory Board

StopAfib.org Adds Four Atrial Fibrillation Experts to Global Medical Advisory Board ... more

StopAfib.org Announces Stroke Awareness Month Activities Focused on Averting an Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Crisis

Stroke Month Activities Include Addition of New Members to StopAfib.org Global Medical Advisory Board ... more

Johns Hopkins Electrophysiologist, Dr. Hugh Calkins, On Updating the Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Guidelines — Video

New AF catheter ablation and surgical ablation guidelines are expected in January of 2012 ... more

Atrial fibrillation experts from the Cleveland Clinic will answer your afib questions on June 13, 2011

Dr. Bruce Lindsay, Dr. A. Marc Gillinov, and Dr. David Van Wagoner from the Cleveland Clinic will address your atrial fibrillation questions ... more

Announcing Team AFib, a new coalition to advocate for atrial fibrillation patients, which includes StopAfib.org

Team AFib is dedicated to creating awareness and advocacy around afib and its link to stroke ... more

Susan Lucci Launches Facing AFib Pledge to Educate about Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

Facing AFib Program Encourages Team Approach to Reducing AFib-Related Stroke ... more

Leading experts call for urgent action to avoid atrial fibrillation stroke crisis across Asia-Pacific region

New report, How Can We Avoid a Stroke Crisis in the Asia-Pacific Region?, calls for urgent coordinated action to avoid millions of preventable afib strokes ... more

Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation May Decrease Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk and Heart-Failure Events

Findings Presented by Dr. Matthew Reynolds at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions ... more

Dr. Patrick Ellinor Discusses Genetics and Atrial Fibrillation — Video

Atrial fibrillation in families is subject of research by Dr. Ellinor of Massachusetts General Hospital ... more

Bridging the Afib Communications Gap: An Atrial Fibrillation Patient Perspective Published in EP Lab Digest

Comments from an afib patient speech to the medical community at the Fourth Annual Western AF Symposium ... more

New Analysis Illustrates the Hidden Burden of Atrial Fibrillation on Healthcare Spending and Resources in Each State

"AFib in America: State Impact Reports" Show the Disconnect Between AFib's Impact and the Public Health Resources Available ... more

Video Interview with Dr. Keith Ferdinand on Atrial Fibrillation Among Blacks and African Americans

Interview with Chief Science Officer of the Association of Black Cardiologists About Afib Among Minorities ... more

Dr. Matthew Reynolds Discusses Quality of Life After Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation — Video

Interview with Harvard researcher about the Impact of Catheter Ablation and Antiarrhythmic Drugs on Afib Quality of Life ... more

AF Stat Coalition to Present the Costs and Consequences of Atrial Fibrillation by State

Join the "AFib in America: State Impact Reports" webcast on March 22, 2011 presented by AF Stat™: A Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation ... more

Atrial Fibrillation Resource Launch — Alliance for Aging Research, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and StopAfib.org

The Silver Book®: Thrombosis to be launched on Capitol Hill March 23, 2011 ... more

StopAfib.org CEO Mellanie True Hills is Invited Speaker at Fourth Annual Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium

For the first time, the Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium faculty includes someone representing patients ... more

New Research Yields Insight into Stroke Mechanism for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Atrial fibrosis, not atrial fibrillation type, linked to afib stroke ... more

Stroke Risk Tool CHA2DS2-VASc Better Than CHADS2 for Certain Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Research shows diabetes and age 65–75 confer more afib stroke risk ... more

Dr. Kenneth Ellenbogen on Stroke Prevention Drugs and Fish Oil for Atrial Fibrillation — Video

Interview with Dr. Ken Ellenbogen at 2010 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions ... more

Hybrid Procedure May Offer Better Outcomes for Persistent and Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

Combined procedure brings strengths of catheter ablation and the minimally invasive (mini maze) procedure ... more

StopAfib.org Announces Atrial Fibrillation Patient Profile of Michele Straube

With her afib gone, she is embarking on an adventure she calls "Crossing the Heart of the Alps for Atrial Fibrillation Awareness" ... more

Dr. Daniel Singer Discusses Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention and Anticoagulants — Video

Interview with Harvard’s Dr. Singer about Anticoagulants and Devices for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation ... more

Predictors of Very Late Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation After Successful Catheter Ablation

Age, Gender, Other Heart Conditions and Afib Type Linked to Recurrence ... more

Learning Curve Affects Cryoballoon Ablation Success in Treatment of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

Doctors Experienced with Arctic Front Cryoablation Had Better Afib Outcomes ... more

Visit StopAfib.org at the National Stroke Association’s Virtual Health Fair on January 19, 2011

Learn about prevention of atrial fibrillation strokes at the Virtual Health Fair ... more

Dr. Pierre Jais on Whether Long-Term Catheter Ablation Results are "Sobering" or "Encouraging" — Video

Video Interview with Ablation Pioneer Dr. Pierre Jais from Bordeaux at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium ... more

Dr. John Sirak Discusses the 5-Box Total Thoracoscopic Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation — Video

Minimally Invasive Procedure is Successful for Persistent and Longstanding Persistent Afib ... more

StopAfib.org 2010 List of Most Popular Atrial Fibrillation News Stories and Videos

Top afib topics: Stroke prevention, warfarin, Coumadin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, guidelines, antiarrhythmics, ablation, surgery, alcohol, and sleep apnea ... more

Cryo Catheter Ablation System Approved for Treatment of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation in the U.S.

US FDA approved Medtronic Arctic Front® Cardiac CryoAblation Catheter System based on results from the STOP AF trial ... more

Dr. James R. Edgerton Discusses Treatment Options with an Atrial Fibrillation Patient and Caregiver — Video

Dr. Edgerton Explains AF Treatment Options, Including Medications, Catheter Ablation and Surgical Procedures ... more

Dr. Douglas L. Packer on the CABANA Trial comparing Catheter Ablation to Antiarrhythmic Drugs for Atrial Fibrillation — Video

Mayo Clinic's Dr. Doug Packer Explains the Landmark CABANA Trial for Afib Patients ... more

StopAfib.org partners with Facing AFib, releases video with TV Star Susan Lucci and husband Helmut Huber about atrial fibrillation

Soap star Susan Lucci and husband Helmut Huber star in video sharing their personal experience living with atrial fibrillation and stroke risk ... more

Full Body Scans, Federally-Mandated Groping, and Atrial Fibrillation: Why Afib Patients Should Opt Out

Full-Body Scans Are Especially Concerning for Arrhythmia and Atrial Fibrillation Patients and Others With Heart Disease ... more

Rivaroxaban comparable to warfarin in preventing stroke and other complications of irregular heartbeat

American Heart Association Press Release ... more

StopAfib.org Announces Atrial Fibrillation Patient Profile of Jason Mattingly

Young father of three is now free of atrial fibrillation due to catheter ablations for afib ... more

New Tool Lets You Track Your Atrial Fibrillation Patient Experiences

myLifeLog Lets You Enter Your Afib Information and Share It with Your Healthcare Providers ... more

European Society of Cardiology Publishes New Guidelines for Management of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk

New European Guidelines Provide Most Advanced Atrial Fibrillation Treatment and Stroke Prevention Guidance ... more

New European Society of Cardiology Guidelines Provide Leading-Edge Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Guidance

New ESC guidelines provide detailed guidance for afib treatment, stroke prevention, and unique circumstances ... more

Health Canada Approves PRADAX as Alternative to Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

Dabigatran approved in Canada as the first alternative to Coumadin for decreasing afib strokes ... more

FDA Approves Pradaxa as Alternative to Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

Dabigatran is the first alternative to Coumadin approved in the US for decreasing afib strokes ... more

New Mini Maze Procedure Shows Promise for Treating Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

New Five Box Approach Gets Closer to the Gold Standard for Afib ... more

TV Star Susan Lucci And Husband Get Serious About Stroke By Sharing Personal Experience Of Living With Atrial Fibrillation

Facing AFib™ Program Drives Awareness of Increased Risk of Stroke Associated with Condition ... more

FDA Panel Votes For Dabigatran: Good News for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Panel Unanimously Recommended that FDA Approve Dabigatran (Pradaxa) for Stroke Prevention in Afib ... more

The Cost Connection: Chronic Disease and Healthcare Services Utilization

An Analysis of Atrial Fibrillation as a Hidden Driver of Healthcare Expenses ... more

StopAfib.org Atrial Fibrillation Patient Advocacy Organization Names Medical Advisory Board

Top atrial fibrillation doctors and researchers from around the world named to inaugural StopAfib.org Medical Advisory Board ... more

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