Women Living with Atrial Fibrillation and Women Living on Blood Thinners

October 09, 2007 6:20 AM CT


Contact: Mellanie True Hills at 940-466-9898 or www.StopAfib.org

If you are a woman living with atrial fibrillation, the most common and potentially-deadly irregular heartbeat, or a woman living on those difficult blood thinners, Coumadin® or warfarin, you’ll want to check out and listen to these Patient’s Perspective teleseminars. What you learn could save your life!

Mellanie True Hills, CEO and Founder of the American Foundation for Women’s Health and the StopAfib.org Atrial Fibrillation Patient Resource, is a featured panelist in these teleseminars.

These conversations are now available for you to listen to in News and Events at StopAfib.org (in the audio and video column on the left).

Visit the Patient’s Perspective web site and get the Patient’s Perspective Magazine

Join the next conversation in the series, Women Living on Beta Blockers. If you can’t join in, the recording will be posted soon at the StopAfib.org Afib Patient site.

About The Patient’s Perspective Teleseminars

The Patient’s Perspective Teleseminar Series is a monthly series of conversations in which Eliz Greene, director of the Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative, hosts discussions with a panel of heart disease survivors and other women who join into the conversation.

About Mellanie True Hills and StopAfib.org

Over five million Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation, the most common irregular heartbeat, where the heart beats out of control with little warning and for no apparent reason. This frightening and debilitating condition can lead to congestive heart failure, stroke, or even death.

Mellanie True Hills, heart health expert and author of the award-winning A Woman’s Guide to Saving Her Own Life: The HEART Program for Health and Longevity, found life with afib to be paralyzing and terrifying.

After being cured, she couldn’t stand on the sidelines and watch others suffer, knowing the huge physical, emotional, and financial toll that afib takes. It was only natural that she would start the American Foundation for Women’s Health and a new atrial fibrillation patient resource, www.StopAfib.org, to help others deal with this daunting condition.

Mellanie and StopAfib.org are featured in the Fall issue of Better Homes & Gardens’ Heart-Healthy Living magazine.