StopAfib.org Featured at Physicians’ Financial News
June 20, 2008 6:20 AM CT
StopAfib.org is featured in Patient Web Exchanges Provide Benefits at the Physicians’ Financial News web site. The article focuses on the value provided by patient web exchanges like StopAfib.org and why they are important to patients and doctors.
The article’s closing statement says it all:
…emotional support is extremely valuable as a healing tool, and points to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons that quantitatively confirmed as much. The study looked at patients pre-op, measured the size of their social support network and the strength of that network, and looked at the outcomes for those patients. Researchers found that there was a direct correlation between those patients with a closer and larger social network and good outcomes.
This is exactly what we’ve experienced through StopAfib.org and the Atrial Fibrillation Blog. Sharing with others who are suffering from this debilitating condition, or who have previously suffered from it, can make a world of difference.
We will continue to build tools to support those with atrial fibrillation and their families. If your organization would like to help us support the atrial fibrillation community, please let us know.