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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

December 16, 2009 7:13 AM CT

On September 16, 2009, the AF Stat™ coalition launched two major reports, the AF Stat Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation and the Avalere Health report Medicare and Atrial Fibrillation: Consequences in Costs and Care. The videos from that webcast are now available for viewing online.

In the webcast, the coalition's priority recommendations for improving afib management and patient care were introduced by leading cardiovascular experts Senator Bill Frist, MD, and Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, along with representatives from the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the National Forum on Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. The webcast also featured NBA Hall-of-Famer and afib patient, Jerry West.

Access the AF Stat Webcast, which includes the following video segments:

  • Introduction and the Role of the AF Stat Call to Action
    Julie Harvill, National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
  • The Medical Rationale for the AF Stat Call to Action
    Eric Prystowsky, M.D., AF Stat Medical Chair and St. Vincent Hospital
  • The AF Stat Call to Action: Implications in Today’s Health Policy Environment
    Senator Bill Frist, M.D., Former Majority Leader, U.S. Senate
  • Fulfilling the AF Stat Call to Action
    Julie Harvill, National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
  • AF Stat Call to Action: Management
    Senator Bill Frist, MD
  • AF Stat Call to Action: Education
    Phyllis Zimmer, MN, FNP, FAAN, American Heart Association’s Cardiovascular Nurses Council and Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation
  • AF Stat Call to Action: Quality
    Matthew Fitzgerald, Dr. PH., American College of Cardiology
  • AF Stat Call to Action: Policy
    Julie Harvill, National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention
  • Medicare and Atrial Fibrillation: Consequences in Cost & Care
    Perry Bridger, Avalere Health
  • A Patient Perspective: The Impact of AFib and Hopes for the AF Stat Call to Action
    Jerry West, AFib patient & NBA Hall of Famer
  • AF Stat: Next Steps
    Christie Anbar, Chandler Chicco Agency

View the AF Stat Webcast 

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Last Modified December 16, 2009

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