Afib Guide and Blood Thinner Decision Worksheet for Patients - For Patients. By Patients - Stop Atrial Fibrillation

Some new tools are available for your use in deciding whether to take blood thinners.

These tools come from the ENHANCE-AF (Engaging Patients to Help Achieve Increased Patient Choice and Engagement for AF Stroke Prevention) Trial that our founder helped with.  

The American Heart Association funded the trial, the principal investigators were at Stanford University, and the other sites were East Carolina University, Ochsner Health System, The Cleveland Clinic, and The Cooper Health System.

Learn more and access these new tools at:

Afib Guide and Blood Thinner Decision Worksheet for Patients

Warmest regards,

Mellanie True Hills and the Team
For patients by patients

4 Responses to Afib Guide and Blood Thinner Decision Worksheet for Patients

  • Denise says:

    I am a 63 years old active woman. I was diagnosed with a fib in November 2023. My only risk factor is that I am a woman. I have no history of heart disease. Diabetes. Obesity. I eat a healthy diet. Rarely drink alcohol. Only kombucha. I exercise 2 hours per day. Everyday. I don’t drink caffeine. I have never smoked or used a drug. All physicals have excellent results. I don’t understand why I have AFib. My cardiologist suggested ablation. I have concerns that it will make things worse. My cardiologist also took me off of blood thinners with in the first month. My episodes continue. I am currently taking cardizem. Please let me know how you are able to be afib free.

    • says:


      Thank you for sharing your afib story and your symptoms. You may be interested in joining our patient discussion forum ( to connect with other patients who collectively have a great amount of knowledge and experience. You may want to post your story and questions there, and you may also learn a lot from others who have already shared their experience.

      Furthermore, you’ll need to join to see and participate in the discussion. To do so, go to, and click on the big red button that says, “Sign Up”. Once you sign up by registering your email address, your preferred username, and a password, you’ll receive an email to confirm your interest in joining the forum. Click on the confirmation link in that email, and you are ready to go. You’ll be able to log into the forum, read the discussions, and participate. I hope that you can find others to connect with there who can give you advice, suggestions, and hope.

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