Managing Your Afib: A Rare Opportunity to Get Expert Advice from One of the World’s Top Cardiac Electrophysiologists, Dr. Eric Prystowsky
On this complimentary presentation with StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills and renowned Cardiac Electrophysiologist Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, you’ll discover:
- How to know when it’s time to see a specialist.
- How to select the right doctor for your unique situation: which types of doctors treat afib, and how to best work with your doctor and other members of your healthcare team — so you feel confident you’ll get access to the care you need.
- How an afib specialist decides on the best medication options for a patient, (including caveats patients should know about), how to make sure you’re taking your prescribed medications correctly, why you should never stop a medication without consulting your doctor, and what to do if you believe you need to change medications — so you’re informed and prepared when you talk with your doctor, and so you avoid dangerous mistakes and stay safe.
- What you need to know about how insurance works, so you’re able to better understand and exercise all your options and get the medicine you need, and what to do if your insurance won’t approve a specific medication your doctor or specialist prescribes (or if it wants you to be on a different medication from the one prescribed) — so you feel empowered with the tools and information to access the treatments you need.
- And so much more.
Dr. Prystowsky — after whom StopAfib.org’s Advocate for Patients Award is named — is a practicing Cardiologist with St. Vincent Medical Group, and Director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. He is also a Consulting Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center.
He was previously a full-time faculty member at the Indiana State University School of Medicine, where he was Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory, and professor of Medicine at Duke University, where he was Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Center. Dr. Prystowsky has co-authored two textbooks and authored over 700 publications about cardiac arrhythmias. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology and is also on the editorial board of 16 journals, including Circulation.
Additionally, he is past chairman of the American Heart Association’s Committee on Electrocardiography and Electrophysiology, past president of the Heart Rhythm Society, and past chairman of the Test Writing Committee for Clinical Electrophysiology for the American Board of Internal Medicine. He was given the Distinguished Alumni Award from Pennsylvania State University in 2007.
Dr. Prystowsky was the first recipient of the StopAfib.org Advocate for Patients Award. At the 2016 Get In Rhythm. Stay In Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, this award was renamed in his honor as the Eric N. Prystowsky, MD Advocate for Patients Award.
Thanks to Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi
for providing support that helped make this webinar possible.