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

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October 28, 2013

  • Summary: Learn how to get in rhythm and stay in rhythm at the Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference that will be held in Dallas on November 2, 2013. At the conference, presentations by leading afib experts will provide atrial fibrillation patients, families, and caregivers with the information to manage afib and get appropriate care.
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What: Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Westin Dallas Park Central Hotel, 12720 Merit Drive, Dallas, TX 75251
More info/, or register by calling toll-free 855-580-8542

DALLAS—For those who suffer from an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, getting in rhythm and staying in rhythm is always a goal. At the Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference to be held in Dallas on November 2, 2013, leading medical experts will help patients, their families, and caregivers learn more about this condition that affects millions of Americans.

“I have lived with afib and now work with thousands of patients every month, so I know the huge physical, emotional, and financial toll that afib takes,” says Mellanie True Hills, founder of, host of the conference. “Many patients need answers to their questions, so the purpose of this conference is to help patients and their families learn what they need to know to understand afib, manage their treatment, and better engage with their healthcare team.”

The conference is hosted by Presenting sponsors are Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in Dallas and The HEART Hospital Baylor Plano, and industry sponsors are Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi, and Medtronic.

At the conference, atrial fibrillation experts will provide presentations on a range of topics, including:

  • What afib is and why it is a problem
  • How to avoid afib-related strokes
  • What are the current treatment options, including medications and procedures
  • How to communicate with your doctor
  • What you need to know about living with afib

Presenters include: Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, FHRS, a world-renowned afib expert; William T. Brinkman, MD; Jay O. Franklin, MD, FACC, FHRS; Robert Kowal, MD, PhD, FHRS; Kamran A. Rizvi, MD, FHRS; Adam Shapira, MD, FACC, FHRS; and Mellanie True Hills, founder.

In addition to presentations, attendees can participate in a question-and-answer session with these afib experts and can receive additional information through exhibits.

About Atrial Fibrillation

As the most common heart condition, atrial fibrillation, also known as afib, affects more than 5 million Americans. One-third of those who have the condition may not have symptoms. By 2030, as many as 17 million people may have it. About 350,000 hospitalizations a year in the U.S. are attributed to afib. In addition, people over the age of 40 have a one in four chance of developing afib in their lifetime.

Getting in rhythm and staying in rhythm can be a matter of life and death. Having afib increases your stroke risk by 500 percent. Of those who have afib, 1 out of 3 will have a stroke in their lifetime. In addition, afib can lead to heart failure, dementia, and even Alzheimer’s disease.


The mission of – for patients by patients – is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families, support the doctor-patient relationship, and wipe out afib-related strokes worldwide. It provides information about atrial fibrillation symptoms, causes, risks, treatments, resources, and the latest afib news and videos. The StopAfib forum also gives readers the tools to receive emotional support and stimulate discussions.

Now the No. 1 Arrhythmia site on the Internet and in the Top 5 Heart Disease sites, has received the HON Code Certification from the Health on the Net Foundation, signifying a credible, trustworthy medical web site. CEO and founder Mellanie True Hills is also the author of A Woman’s Guide to Saving Her Own Life and has been featured in the NY Times, Washington Post, USA Weekend,, and in Heart-Healthy Living, More, and Success magazines.

Contact information

For more information, visit or contact Mellanie True Hills at 940-466-9898 or

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