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Win a free AliveCor® Heart Monitor at the StopAfib.org Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

AliveCor is giving away 100 free heart monitors to help atrial fibrillation patients stay in normal rhythm ... more

Video chat with atrial fibrillation experts from the Cleveland Clinic to get answers to your afib questions on December 12, 2014

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

Biosense Webster Teams Up with StopAfib.org to Challenge Americans to Get SMART About Afib

Biosense Webster and StopAfib.org Challenge Americans to Get SMART About Atrial Fibrillation ... 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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

Free AliveCor Heart Monitor Available to the First 500 US Atrial Fibrillation Patients to Apply — OFFER HAS EXPIRED

Afib Patients Get Free AliveCor Heart Monitor with Prescription ... 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

La comunidad médica y de pacientes pide acción urgente para evitar una inminente crisis de apoplejías en América Latina

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Médicos e pacientes exigem medidas urgentes para impdir a iminência de crises de derrame na América Latina

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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 Medical Advisory Board

Top atrial fibrillation doctors named to inaugural StopAfib.org Medical Advisory Board ... 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

Mexican Americans with Atrial Fibrillation Have Twice the Risk of Recurrent Strokes as Non-Hispanic Whites

Mexican American stroke survivors with afib have higher risk of stroke recurrence and more severe strokes, but same death rates as comparable whites ... more

New Video Helps StopAfib.org Celebrate National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month in September 2010

Will You Take a Stand Against Atrial Fibrillation (AF or Afib) and Stroke? ... more

Get Started Learning About Atrial Fibrillation Guide

Take a Stand Against Atrial Fibrillation by Educating Yourself and Others ... more

Decreasing Stroke Risk When Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Isn’t Possible

New Directions in Decreasing Stroke Risk Through Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion ... more

Interview with Dr. Emelia Benjamin on Framingham Risk Prediction Tool for Atrial Fibrillation

Dr. Benjamin talks about Framingham Heart Study research into atrial fibrillation genetics and family history ... more

Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Predicts Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Failure, New Study Says

Sleep apnea among those with atrial fibrillation needs to be diagnosed quickly and treated early ... more

STOP AF Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation — Quality of Life Results and Technical Considerations

Results presented at Heart Rhythm 2010 and Cardiostim 2010 ... more

FDA Approves the AtriClip for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

AtriClip and other devices target the heart’s left atrial appendage to reduce stroke risk ... more

Can Catheter Ablation Successfully Treat Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

Discussion at Heart Rhythm Society 2010 About Pulmonary Vein Isolation (PVI) Ablation Strategies for Persistent and Longstanding Persistent Afib ... more

Stopping Atrial Fibrillation Could Reduce the Risk of Stroke and Alzheimer's Disease

Findings presented at Heart Rhythm 2010 show that atrial fibrillation treatment could help avoid stroke and Alzheimer's Disease ... more

Washington Post Highlights Afib: "Atrial fibrillation is easy to find, but evidence on how best to treat it isn't"

StopAfib.org Founder, Mellanie True Hills, Included in Washington Post and Kaiser Health News Atrial Fibrillation Patient Stories ... more

StopAfib.org Announces Participation in World Heart Rhythm Week 2010 and Global "Know Your Pulse" Campaign

Week to Promote Awareness of Atrial Fibrillation and Other Heart Arrhythmias Worldwide ... more

Predictors of Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation Success — Presentations from Heart Rhythm Society

Factors Affecting Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Success — Left Atrial Size, Left Ventricular Dysfunction, Afib Duration, and Atrial Fibrosis ... more

What is Catheter Ablation Success and What are the Implications

Highlights from "Medical Issues After Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter" Session at Heart Rhythm 2010 ... more

Interview with Dr. Nassir Marrouche on Personalized Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Through "Staging"

Dr. Marrouche talks about determining atrial fibrillation treatment and stroke prevention based on atrial fibrosis and remodeling detected via MRI ... more

Race and Gender Issues Influencing Atrial Fibrillation Management — News from Heart Rhythm 2010

African Americans May Have Less Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Women Need More Aggressive Treatment for Afib and Stroke ... more

Personalized Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Using New Method to “Stage” AF

Heart Rhythm Society Presentations by Nassir Marrouche, MD, and Marcos Daccarett, MD, from University of Utah CARMA Center ... more

Interview with Dr. Peter Kowey at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium about new atrial fibrillation treatments

Dr. Kowey talks about the Cabana trial, Safari registry, dronedarone, atrial selective drugs, and new anticoagulant drugs ... more

Where Are the Biggest Risks in the U.S. for Atrial Fibrillation Hospitalizations and Strokes

CDC map shows atrial fibrillation hospitalization "hot spots" among those on Medicare ... more

New "HAS-BLED" Tool Identifies Those with Atrial Fibrillation at Risk for Bleeding From Coumadin or Warfarin

Tool assesses bleeding risk from anticoagulant drugs in those with Afib ... more

Racial and Regional Disparities in Atrial Fibrillation Treatment and Stroke Prevention

African-Americans less likely to be treated for atrial fibrillation and more likely to have a stroke; Southerners who have a stroke are more likely to die ... more

“AFib Educator” Smartphone App and Desktop Widget Offers Patient Dialogue Tool for a Complex Cardiovascular Disease

Detailed, Visual Resource Helps Healthcare Professionals Bridge Gaps in Education, Management of Atrial Fibrillation ... more

Women with Atrial Fibrillation Less Likely To Get Catheter Ablation Than Men — And Have More Complications

Women Getting Catheter Ablations Are More Likely to Be in Persistent Atrial Fibrillation and More Likely to Fail ... more

Gene Test Improves Use of Coumadin (warfarin) for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

Presentation at American College of Cardiology Shows Genetic Testing Improves Accuracy of Coumadin and Reduces Hospitalization ... more

Psoriasis Raises Risk of Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

Study Presented at American College of Cardiology Identifies New Afib and Stroke Risk Factor ... more

Study Shows Cryoablation Beats Antiarrhythmic Drugs for Treating Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

STOP AF Study Shows Cryoablation Beats Rhythm Medicines for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation ... more

Interview with Dr. Andrea Russo about Afib Gender Differences at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010

Discussion of Atrial Fibrillation Treatment and Stroke Risk in Women ... more

Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Trials or Research

Looking for those with atrial fibrillation ... more

Interview with Dr. Riccardo Cappato at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010

Discussion of Second Worldwide Survey on AF Ablation and Afib and Athletes ... more

Robotic Technology is Changing the Paradigm for Catheter Ablation Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

Dr. Andrea Natale's Update on Robotic Catheter Ablation Technology at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010 ... more

Sophisticated New 4-D and 5-D Imaging May Soon Guide Catheter Ablations

Highlights from Dr. Douglas Packer's Remarks at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010 ... more

Catheter Ablation May be Better Atrial Fibrillation Treatment than Drugs for Serious and Professional Athletes

Prolonged exercise may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) according to a presentation at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010 ... more

Interview with Dr. Vivek Reddy at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010

Discussion of new atrial fibrillation ablation technologies and stroke prevention in afib ... more

Interview with Professor John Camm at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010

Discussion of new antiarrhythmic drugs, dronedarone (Multaq®) and vernakalant, for atrial fibrillation treatment ... more

Interview with Dr. Andrea Natale at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010

Discussion of hybrid procedures combining catheter ablation and surgery for atrial fibrillation treatment ... more

Twitter: Atrial Fibrillation Tweets

We find these tweets valuable and you may, too ... more

StopAfib.org Discussion Forums Provide Special Interest Topics and Local Support Groups

Focused Discussions about Afib and Exercise, Sleep Apnea, Pregnancy, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Valvular Afib, and Young Afibbers ... more

How to Push Back if Medicare or Other Health Insurance Says "No" to Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

You can appeal if Medicare or other health insurance denies coverage for afib medicines or procedures ... more

T'was the day of ablation — by Earl Kehr

Originally posted Christmas of 2007, with permission of the author. ... more

AF Stat™ Webcast Video Presents Priorities to Improve Atrial Fibrillation Patient Care

Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation presented by Senator Bill Frist, MD, Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, Jerry West, and leading cardiovascular organizations ... more

Action for Stroke Prevention Launches New Health Report Exposing Imminent Risk of a Stroke Crisis in Europe from Atrial Fibrillation

"How Can We Avoid a Stroke Crisis?" launched in the European Parliament by Action for Stroke Prevention ... more

Obesity Raises Risk of Left Atrial Enlargement, a Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

Obesity May Overtake High Blood Pressure as Main Atrial Fibrillation Risk Factor ... more

New Stroke Risk Factors for Those with Atrial Fibrillation (AF): Female Gender, Heart Disease, and Age

More Atrial Fibrillation Patients May Need Coumadin and Warfarin Anticoagulant Medications to Prevent Strokes ... more

Which is Better, Rate Control or Rhythm Control For Atrial Fibrillation: Results From the RECORD AF Registry

Does Permanent Atrial Fibrillation Happen Faster With Rate Drugs or Rhythm Drugs? ... more

Study Finds Major Predictor for Development of New Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

Blood levels of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) are a "remarkable" predictor of afib ... more

Sleep Apnea Multiplies Risk of Arrhythmias Like Atrial Fibrillation

Odds of Irregular Heartbeat Are 18 Times Higher After Sleep Apnea Episode ... more

Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Within Two Years Reduces Risk of Afib Recurrence

Length of Permanent Atrial Fibrillation Duration and Enlarged Left Atrium Predict Afib Recurrence ... more

World Stroke Day 2009

Theme for 2009 is "Stroke, what can I do?" ... more

New Research Finds Cells that Trigger Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

Afib Triggered by Pigment-Producing Cells in the Heart and Pulmonary Veins ... more

Video Helps Those with Atrial Fibrillation to Safely Manage Anticoagulant Medications Coumadin and Warfarin

Video: Staying Active and Healthy with Blood Thinners ... more

Diabetes Increases a Woman's Risk of Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

Diabetes is an Independent Risk Factor for Women for Developing Afib ... more

Can Pneumonia Vaccine Decrease Swine Flu Death Risk for Those With Atrial Fibrillation

Pneumonia and Other Bacterial Infections Contribute to Swine Flu Deaths in Those with Underlying Health Issues ... more

Women with Atrial Fibrillation Have a Higher Risk of Stroke and Death

Nine Gender Differences and Implications for Treating Women with Atrial Fibrillation ... more

Video Interview: Sen. Bill Frist, MD, Talks About AF Stat™: A Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation

Dr. Frist also talks about his new book, A Heart to Serve ... more

Atrial Fibrillation: Health Leaders Issue Recommendations to Improve Management of this Common, Costly and Misunderstood Cardiovascular Disease

“AF Stat™ Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation” Report Cites Limited Understanding, Disconnected Dialogue and Uncoordinated Care as Key Barriers to Improved Outcomes ... more

U.S. Senate Adopts Resolution Designating September 2009 as National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

Thank you, Senator Feingold, for your dedication and support in getting this approved ... more

Webcast for AF Stat™: A Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)

This event is for atrial fibrillation patients, caregivers, and stakeholders who want to raise awareness and advocate for appropriate care ... more

Dabigatran Better than Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

Results Presented at 2009 European Society of Cardiology Meeting ... more

September 2009 is Atrial Fibrillation Month

StopAfib.org patient resource raises awareness of expensive and life-threatening irregular heartbeat ... more

Is Radio-frequency Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Ready for Prime Time with Patients and Doctors — Share Your Opinion

AHRQ Reviews 120 Radio-frequency Catheter Ablation Studies ... more

Severe Sleep Apnea Doubles Risk of Death in Men — Implications for Those with Atrial Fibrillation

Sleep Apnea Associated with Stroke, Heart Failure, Hypertension, and Coronary Artery Disease ... more

Video Interview with Dr. Michael Argenziano About Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

Interview at American Association for Thoracic Surgery 2009 ... more

Video Interview with Dr. Anne Cahill on Supplements and Arrhythmia

The Impact of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Arrhythmias ... more

StopAfib.org Applauds the FDA for Providing a Safer Option for Those with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and Atrial Flutter

Patients are excited about Multaq® (dronedarone), the first new anti-arrhythmic drug for afib in years ... more

ACTION REQUESTED: Ask Your U.S. Senators to Support Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

Senators Feingold, Collins, Crapo and Dorgan introduce Senate Resolution 220 to designate September as National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month ... more

Second Gene Identified That Increases Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

Gene Variant Carried By One-Third of Those of European Descent ... more

Video Interview with Dr. David Wilber at Heart Rhythm 2009

Discussing Afib Clinical Trials and the Window of Opportunity to Treat Atrial Fibrillation ... more

FDA Approves Multaq® for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter

Multaq® (dronedarone) is the much-anticipated replacement for amiodarone ... more

Video Interview with Dr. Steven Hao at Heart Rhythm 2009 in Boston

Talking About Presentation of the THERMOCOOL® Catheter Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Trial ... more

Comparative Effectiveness Research for Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Is Listed as High Priority

Comparing the effectiveness of atrial fibrillation treatments, including surgery, catheter ablation, and medications ... more

EKG Warns of Potential Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Prolonged PR Interval Indicates Risk for Afib, Pacemaker, or Death ... more

Sleep Apnea Severity Increases the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Ventricular Arrhythmias

Central Sleep Apnea Increases the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation ... more

Atrial Fibrillation Research Study Seeks Afib Patients near San Francisco, Cincinnati, and New Jersey

Honorarium Offered to Participants ... more

AF Stat™: A Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation

StopAfib.org Participates in Initiative to Raise Atrial Fibrillation Awareness ... more

Profile of Atrial Fibrillation Patient Jerry West, NBA Hall of Famer, Coach, and General Manager of the Los Angeles Lakers

A racing heart, sleepless nights and a sense of anxiety were a way of life for NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West ... more

Profile of Atrial Fibrillation Patient Mellanie True Hills, Founder of StopAfib.org

Mellanie True Hills was surprised at how living with atrial fibrillation changed her life forever ... more

Be Proactive About Monitoring After Your Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Report from Heart Rhythm 2009 AF Summit By Eric Oddleifson, Guest Reporter for StopAfib.org ... more

Health and Advocacy Leaders Mobilize to Bring Attention to Atrial Fibrillation, a Costly and Misunderstood Cardiovascular Disease

Survey Shows Patient and Healthcare Professionals are ‘Out of Sync’ About Potential Serious Health Consequences ... more

"Out of Sync: The State of AFib in America"

National Survey Reveals Patients and Healthcare Professionals are 'Out of Sync' About the Potentially Serious Health Consequences of Atrial Fibrillation ... more

Watchman Device as Alternative to Warfarin or Coumadin

Prevent Strokes in Atrial Fibrillation Patients by Closing Off Left Atrial Appendage ... more

StopAfib.org Newsletter Helps You Get in Rhythm and Stay in Rhythm

Sign up above for Newsletter to help you Get in Rhythm and Stay in Rhythm ... more

ACTION REQUESTED: Ask Your U.S. Representative to Support Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

Rep. Ruppersberger and Rep. Granger Introduce House Resolution 255 to designate September as National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month ... more

50+ Fabulous Features StopAfib.org CEO Mellanie True Hills

Saving Lives…a Matter of the Heart ... more

StopAfib.org Speaks on Behalf of the Atrial Fibrillation Community at FDA Hearing

FDA Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee Hears Atrial Fibrillation Patient Stories ... more

Surgeon Discusses Customized Atrial Fibrillation Surgical Treatment

Video Interview with Dr. Ralph Damiano at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2009 ... more

Surgeon Discusses Evolution and Future of Atrial Fibrillation Maze Procedure

Video of Presentation by Dr. James Edgerton from Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2009 ... more

Noted Electrophysiologist Discusses Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines

Video interview with Dr. Eric Prystowsky on What Atrial Fibrillation Patients Need to Know ... more

StopAfib.org Atrial Fibrillation Blog Honored as a Top Blog

Atrial Fibrillation Blog Voted #1 Heart Health Blog and #6 Health Blog at Wellsphere People's Health Blogger Awards ... more

Vibrant Nation features StopAfib.org CEO Mellanie True Hills

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Noted Electrophysiologist and Ablation Pioneer Discusses New Findings About Atrial Fibrillation and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Video Interview with Dr. Warren (Sonny) Jackman at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2009 ... more

StopAfib.org Atrial Fibrillation Blog Nominated for Wellsphere People's Health Blogger Award

Voting closes January 31, 2009 ... more

Coumadin Replacements in Trial — Dabigatran and Rivaroxaban

Video Interview with Dr. Manish Shah, EP at Washington Hospital Center ... more

Do You Need Coumadin: Your CHADS2 Score

Video Interview with Dr. Manish Shah, EP at Washington Hospital Center ... more

New Genetic Cause of Atrial Fibrillation Found

Finding May Help Develop Diagnostics to Catch or Prevent Afib ... more

Cancer Risks from Heart and Atrial Fibrillation Procedures

Tracking Lifetime Risks from CT Scans and Radiation Exposure ... more

Alcohol Consumption and the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

How much alcohol is safe? ... more

Airports with the Healthiest Food Options

Food Options for Travelers with Atrial Fibrillation ... more

Thank You, Oprah

An Open Thank You Note from Mellanie True Hills of StopAfib.org ... more

FDA Approves First Catheter for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

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Success magazine shares the story of StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills and her atrial fibrillation surgery

"If you don't put your health first, you won't be there to carry out your goals." ... more

Home Anticoagulation Monitoring Is An Effective Alternative to Coumadin Clinics

VA Study Finds Home INR Testing Effective, Though Not Superior ... more

Potential for an Atrial Fibrillation Sea Change

Request for FDA Approval of Catheter for Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation ... more

Free Seminar on Atrial Fibrillation, Schaumburg, IL

Sponsored by the Alexian Brothers Cardiovascular Institute ... more

Breakthrough: Use of MRI in Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

Received The Heart Rhythm Society's Eric N. Prystowsky Fellow Clinical Research Award ... more

Free Seminar on Atrial Fibrillation, Orlando, FL

Sponsored by The AF Center at The Orlando Cardiovascular Institute ... more

Are Patients Over Eighty Candidates for Atrial Fibrillation Procedures?

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October 29 is World Stroke Day

Preventing Silent Strokes is Focus in 2008 ... more

Osteoporosis Medications May Increase Rate of Atrial Fibrillation

Information for those on Bisphosphonates ... more

Heart Rate and Beta Blocker Studies That May Impact Those with Atrial Fibrillation

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USA Weekend Talks About Atrial Fibrillation and Mini-Maze Surgery

Mellanie True Hills and StopAfib.org mentioned in article about communicating online with doctors ... more

Continuous use of amiodarone for atrial fibrillation better than episodic use

Stopping and re-starting amiodarone is more dangerous ... more

Mellanie True Hills and StopAfib.org in More magazine

Retirement for the Restless by Lisa Belkin ... more

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

StopAfib.org is helping to raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest ... more

Why Atrial Fibrillation May Be Missed More in Women

Is Gender Bias Playing a Role? ... more

Pneumonia Vaccine Could Save You From a Heart Attack

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EP Lab Digest Features Patient Perspectives on Living with Atrial Fibrillation

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Why Afib Patients Must Know Whether They Have Sleep Apnea

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Speak Up to Get the Atrial Fibrillation Treatment You Deserve

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New issue of the Journal of Atrial Fibrillation

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ACTION REQUESTED: Tell Your U.S. Representative to Support Atrial Fibrillation Awareness

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September is Atrial Fibrillation Month Focusing on Life-Threatening Irregular Heartbeat

StopAfib.org atrial fibrillation patient resource raises afib awareness ... more

Ask Dr. Larry Chinitz and Dr. Ralph Damiano Your Atrial Fibrillation Questions

Featured Experts Answer Your Questions at the Journal of Atrial Fibrillation ... more

Caution for Those Being Treated for High Blood Pressure

Thiazide Diuretics Should Be Combined With Potassium-Sparing Drugs ... more

Free Seminar on Atrial Fibrillation, Altoona, PA

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Can Air Pollution Cause Atrial Fibrillation?

The Impact of Air Pollution on the Heart's Electrical Functioning ... more

Free Seminar on Atrial Fibrillation, Macon, GA

Sponsored by Georgia Heart Center, The Medical Center of Central Georgia ... more

Left Atrial Appendage Removal May Not Always Prevent Stroke

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FAQ: Dr. Lishan Aklog Answers Patient Question About Whether to Use Amiodarone for Mini Maze Surgery

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UPDATED: Nicola Coles and Other Olympic Athletes Fight Atrial Fibrillation

They're Winning Olympic Medals in Spite of Afib ... more

Ask Dr. Andrea Natale Your Atrial Fibrillation Questions

Dr. Andrea Natale is Featured Expert at the Journal of Atrial Fibrillation ... more

How Can We Reduce the Financial Toll of Atrial Fibrillation?

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Speak Up for Your Safety Before Your Procedure

The Inside of a Time Out: A Case from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ... more

MSNBC.com Story Shares our Stressful Disaster

By Mellanie True Hills ... more

Get Heart Insight magazine from the American Heart Association

Sign up for a complimentary subscription ... more

Replacement for Amiodarone Fast-Tracked by the FDA

Multaq® (dronedarone) receives priority review status ... more

Warning for atrial fibrillation patients taking amiodarone and certain cholesterol medications

FDA issues caution about mixing amiodarone with Zocor, Vytorin ... more

Exercise Can Prevent Atrial Fibrillation in Elderly

Risk of atrial fibrillation lowered by 22 to 44 per cent ... more

ORLive — Arctic Front® Cryoballoon Procedure

Webcast August 30th, 2008 at 19:00 CEST (1:00 pm EDT) ... more

StopAfib.org CEO Mellanie True Hills quoted on FOX Business web site

Article focused on stress from Blackberries and 24/7 lifestyle ... more

Caution For Those With Atrial Fibrillation Related to Sleep Apnea

Night heart attacks could be caused by sleep apnea ... more

New at the Atrial Fibrillation Blog

What's Your Legacy, and other stories ... more

New Issue of Journal of Atrial Fibrillation Available

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Mayo Clinic Finds Gene Mutation Responsible for Atrial Fibrillation That Runs in Families

Findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine ... more

Atrial Fibrillation Support Group Forming in Portland, Oregon

Support for atrial fibrillation patients, families, and friends in Portland, OR ... more

Australian Rides Across US to Raise Atrial Fibrillation Awareness

Ride4Rhythm raises awareness and funds ... more

Resource of Note—Dr. Jim Cox Comments on Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

"Father of Maze Surgery" Provides History and Perspectives on Atrial Fibrillation Surgery ... more

Resources of Note—Atrial Fibrillation Patient Discussion Forums

Find support on your atrial fibrillation patient journey ... more

StopAfib.org Featured at Physicians' Financial News

Article is about how Patient Web Exchanges Provide Benefits ... more

Resource of Note—Journal of Atrial Fibrillation

New atrial fibrillation journal focuses on innovative research findings and improving patient treatment ... more

New at the Atrial Fibrillation Blog

Tim Russert’s Heart Attack: Was He Our Canary in the Coal Mine? ... more

Check out the Atrial Fibrillation Blog

The latest blog posts include Taze me, bro! Taser stops atrial fibrillation! and AV Node Ablation: Why You Shoudn't Have It ... more

World Heart Rhythm Day and Arrhythmia Awareness Week UK

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Women Living with Atrial Fibrillation Magazine

The Patient's Perspective Addresses Issues for Women Living with Afib ... more

Atrial Fibrillation in Women—Statins Help, Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin E Don't

Women and Atrial Fibrillation Studies Presented at the 2008 Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting ... more

Health Expert Sheds Light on Stroke-Causing Heart Condition during Stroke Month (May) and National Women’s Health Week

Anticipating American Stroke Month in May and National Women’s Health Week May 13-19, heart health expert Mellanie True Hills speaks out... ... more

Free Dallas-Ft. Worth Area Seminar About Treatment Options for Atrial Fibrillation

Saturday, April 26, 2008 at THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano ... more

Medicare Announces Expanded Coverage For Warfarin Patients Monitoring Clotting Time At Home

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Electrophysiology Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation Treatment to Grow Over 25% Annually Over the Next Five Years

Growth will be driven by increasing physician acceptance ... more

New European Registry for Patient Outcomes From Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

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There Will Be Red – At Lunch For The Heart

Mellanie True Hills keynoted Hartford, CT Go Red for Women Luncheon ... more

Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans Sponsors Atrial Fibrillation Symposium

Heart health experts provide options for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation at educational seminar ... more

Atrial Fibrillation Discussion at Saint Vincent in Erie

Saint Vincent Presents a National Speaker on Atrial Fibrillation ... more

American Heart Association Second-Annual Rochester Go Red For Women Luncheon

Mellanie True Hills will keynote luncheon at Mayo Civic Center ... more

Atrial Fibrillation Seminar

Mellanie True Hills to speak at Free Atrial Fibrillation Seminar in Phoenix on January 12, 2008 ... more

Vice President Dick Cheney Is Not Alone—Five Million Americans Live with Atrial Fibrillation

Life-Threatening Irregular Heartbeat Is Focus of Patient Web Site ... more

Stay up to date on Atrial Fibrillation at StopAfib.org

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Atrial Fibrillation-related Clinical Trials

Reports from the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions – November 6-7, 2007 ... more

Book Review - The Surgeons: Life and Death in a Top Heart Center

A fascinating read! ... more

CEO of American Foundation for Women's Health and StopAfib.org Named Finalist for 2007 Blazing Star Award

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Resource of Note—PTINR.com

Invaluable resource for anyone living with blood thinners — October 25, 2007 ... more

Women Living with Atrial Fibrillation and Women Living on Blood Thinners

These Teleseminars Could Save Your Life - Listen Now ... more

Women Living with Afib

Women Living with Afib Teleseminar—65 min (may take several minutes to start) ... more

New Resources for Afib Patients at StopAfib.org

Here's what's new at StopAfib.org as of October 5, 2007 ... more

SPECIAL OFFER on Heart-Healthy Living magazine

Get 2 full years for the price of 1 ... more

Senator John Warner treated for atrial fibrillation

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FDA Weighs Flexibility In Trials of Heart Treatment

New York Times article on FDA oversight meeting regarding atrial fibrillation clinical trials ... more

FDA Approves Genetic Lab Test for Warfarin Sensitivity

Good news for afib patients likely to go on warfarin ... more

Announcing Our New Look and New Capabilities

StopAfib.org adds Atrial Fibrillation Patient Services Locator ... more

Better Homes & Gardens' Heart-Healthy Living Magazine Features StopAfib.org and Our Founder

Read article from this national magazine that focuses on how Mellanie's close calls with heart attack and stroke led to creating a network to help others ... more

Atrial Fibrillation Month Focuses on Life-Threatening Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation survivor, Mellanie True Hills, raises awareness of this little-known and potentially-deadly irregular heartbeat during September ... more

Heart Therapy Strains Efforts to Limit Costs

New York Times feature on atrial fibrillation treatment ... more

Cures for Life-Threatening Irregular Heartbeat Highlighted at New Web Site

Heart patient takes her story on the road and to the Internet to help those living with atrial fibrillation to find solutions, and to alert millions more who don't yet know they have it ... more

Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation—HRS/EHTA/ECAS

A report from the Heart Rhythm Society Task Force on Catheter and Surgical Ablation ... more

2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation—ACC/AHA/ESC

Guidelines to assist healthcare providers in managing atrial fibrillation ... more

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