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Webcast: Sen. Bill Frist MD, Dr. Eric Prystowsky, NBA Hall-of-Famer Jerry West, and others present the AF Stat™ Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation

On September 16, 2009, the AF StatTM coalition launched two major reports, the AF Stat Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation and the Avalere Health report Medicare and Atrial Fibrillation: Consequences in Costs and Care. The videos from that webcast are now available for viewing online. Learn more about AF Stat and access the webcast: …

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Action for Stroke Prevention Launches How Can We Avoid a Stroke Crisis? To Expose Risk of a Stroke Crisis in Europe from Atrial Fibrillation

Urgent coordinated action is needed to avoid the thousands of preventable strokes that leave many atrial fibrillation (AF) patients mentally and physically disabled or dead every year. A report, How Can We Avoid a Stroke Crisis?, was launched today in the European Parliament in Brussels by Action for Stroke Prevention, a group of health experts …

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StopAfib.org Salutes UK’s Heart Rhythm Charity for Know Your Pulse Campaign to Highlight Atrial Fibrillation

StopAfib.org salutes our friends at the Arrhythmia Alliance and the Atrial Fibrillation Association, including Founder Trudie Lobban and Executive Committee President Professor John Camm, for their Know Your Pulse campaign to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation in order to encourage diagnosis and treatment of it. The Know Your Pulse campaign encourages easy and inexpensive pulse …

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Dr. Bill Frist Discusses AF Stat™: A Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation and His New Book — Video

Recently, we at StopAfib.org had the opportunity to talk with The Honorable William H. Frist, MD, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, heart and lung transplant surgeon, and AF Stat Policy Advisor about AF Stat™: A Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation. We also got a "scoop" about his new book, A Heart to Serve. See …

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AF Stat™ Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation — Report Aims to Improve Atrial Fibrillation Treatment (Afib)

Healthcare leaders working to improve the health and well-being of people affected by atrial fibrillation, called AF StatTM: A Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation, have just rolled out two reports, the AF Stat Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation and Medicare and Atrial Fibrillation: Consequences in Cost and Care. You'll find the AF Stat …

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U.S. Senate Adopts S.Res 262 Designating September 2009 as National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

StopAfib.org is excited to announce that the U.S. Senate adopted, under unanimous consent, S. Res. 262, a resolution designating September 2009 as National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. We especially want to thank Sen. Feingold for his work in getting the resolution approved this month. We continue to work diligently to move this forward in the …

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You’re Invited to a Webcast for AF Stat™: A Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)

AF StatTM: A Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation is a collaboration of healthcare leaders and organizations working to improve the health and well-being of people affected by atrial fibrillation. Next Wednesday, AF Stat will be holding a webcast and all afib patients, caregivers, and stakeholders are invited to attend. This webcast will not cover …

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Thank you, Pat Robertson, For Answering This Prayer to Raise Awareness During Atrial Fibrillation Month

Pat Robertson, Founder and Chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), recently had the Convergent Procedure for his atrial fibrillation, which in this case was accompanied by removal of his left atrial appendage. The Convergent Procedure for atrial fibrillation involves radio-frequency surgery followed by a radio-frequency catheter ablation, both of which are done in a …

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Blood Clots and Near-Stroke Motivated Survivor to Launch Atrial Fibrillation Month in September to Focus on Arrhythmia That Causes Stroke

This September, StopAfib.org marks the third year of celebrating Atrial Fibrillation Month to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation (afib), an expensive and life-threatening irregular heartbeat that is a common cause of stroke. StopAfib.org founder, Mellanie True Hills, knows the toll that atrial fibrillation takes on those with it and their families. After surviving blood clots …

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StopAfib.org - For Patients. By Patients - Stop Atrial Fibrillation

Help Us Pass Senate Resolution 220 Designating September as National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

StopAfib.org and the Atrial Fibrillation Blog are proud to announce our involvement in, and support of, a bill just introduced into the U.S. Senate, S. Res. 220, which would officially designate September as National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. This is the companion bill to H. Res. 255 introduced earlier this year into the U.S. House …

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