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Support Patient-Driven Afib Research for Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is the time of year when people around the world support what matters most to them. That usually means giving donations to nonprofit organizations such as ours. But, we are not asking for donations for us. Instead, we are asking for your help in supporting afib research—patient-initiated and patient-driven afib research. Let me …

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Support Patient-Driven Afib Research for Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is the time of year when people around the world support what matters most to them. That usually means giving donations to nonprofit organizations such as ours. But, we are not asking for donations for us. Instead, we are asking for your help in supporting afib research—patient-initiated and patient-driven afib research. Let me …

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Patient-Funded Research to Help Prevent Afib

A favorite presenter at the Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conferences for the past two years has been Professor Bianca Brundel, PhD, from the physiology department at the Amsterdam University Medical Center in The Netherlands. Dr. Brundel shared with us information on testing how toxic triggers drive afib progression and how …

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Medicare and Congress Are Looking Into Misleading TV Ads For Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare and the US Senate are investigating Medicare Advantage Plan Broker pitches on TV. Those ads feature celebrities telling you to get all the benefits you’re entitled to. In addition, those deceptive ads encourage calling a phone number where agents use bait-and-switch and other predatory and misleading tactics to get people to sign up. Hopefully, …

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Check Your 2023 Medicare Drug Plan—You Have Until December 7 to Change

We’re hearing about formulary changes, especially among anticoagulant (blood thinner) and antiarrhythmic (rhythm control) drugs. Medications that have been covered for years are being dropped from some formularies. Your plan will no longer cover those medications, and you’ll have to cover 100% of the cost yourself (or change medications). That could be costly and dangerous, …

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Get a Free Month of the QALY App (Limited Time Offer)

With the QALY App, you can get your Kardia, Apple Watch, Fitbit, and Samsung ECGs reviewed by cardiographic technicians. The QALY app was developed by a team from Stanford and Berkeley led by cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. Marco Perez. Many of you may remember him from the 2019 patient conference where he spoke on Digital Health …

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Heartline Study is Looking for Afib Patients 65+ with an iPhone and Medicare Coverage

The Heartline Study is a heart-health study from Johnson & Johnson in collaboration with Apple. The study aims to determine if an app-based heart health engagement program combined with an Apple Watch can help with earlier detection of atrial fibrillation. In addition, the study includes a heart-health engagement program paired with medication adherence tools for …

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URGENT: Please Ask Congress to Tell Medicare to Preserve Your Ability to Get an Ablation

Recently, we asked afib patients in the US to ask Medicare to preserve their ability to get a catheter ablation when needed. Unfortunately, that comment period closed in early September, but we have another opportunity to influence this. Congress can still comment. Therefore, you have another chance to make your opinion known to your Congressional …

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Join us for a Restoring Life’s Rhythm Webinar, Hosted by Medtronic

During National Afib Month, Join us for a Restoring Life’s Rhythm Webinar For National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, I'm excited to moderate two free afib webinars being hosted by Medtronic. The September 20, 2022 webinar features Dr. Amin Al-Ahmad, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia in Austin, TX.The September 24, 2022 webinar features Dr. …

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