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Watch the Videos of the 2015 National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

Afib Patients and Family Members Learn How to Get in Rhythm and Stay in Rhythm ... 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

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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Top atrial fibrillation doctors named to inaugural 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 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" Founder, Mellanie True Hills, Included in Washington Post and Kaiser Health News Atrial Fibrillation Patient Stories ... more 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 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 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 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 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

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 ... 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

Get our Update Newsletter to Discover What's New in Atrial Fibrillation

Sign up for our Afib Newsletter at the top of the page ... 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 CEO Mellanie True Hills

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

FDA Approves First Catheter for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

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Success magazine shares the story of 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 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 in More magazine

Retirement for the Restless by Lisa Belkin ... more

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month 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 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 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 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 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

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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 Named Finalist for 2007 Blazing Star Award

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Resource of Note—

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

Here's what's new at 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 adds Atrial Fibrillation Patient Services Locator ... more

Better Homes & Gardens' Heart-Healthy Living Magazine Features 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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