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Reports Making Cryptogenic Strokes a National Health Priority Include Strokes from Atrial Fibrillation

The cause cannot be pinpointed in 25–30 per cent of strokes. Many of these strokes, called cryptogenic strokes, are due to undiagnosed atrial fibrillation, which increases the risk of stroke by 500%. StopAfib.org participated in a conference convened by the American Heart Association to make cryptogenic strokes a national health priority, and we participated in …

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Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation Task Force Launches Afib Patient Empowerment Materials

For World Stroke Day, the Sign Against Stroke (SAS) in Atrial Fibrillation Task Force launched patient empowerment materials for afib patients, family members, and healthcare providers. StopAfib.org is co-chair of the SAS Task Force and chaired development of these materials. Read more about these patient empowerment materials, which include infographic posters, downloadable PDFs, and videos, …

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For the 9th Annual Atrial Fibrillation Month, StopAfib.org Raises Awareness, Educates, and Names Medical Advisors

For the 9th annual Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, StopAfib.org was part of a collaboration with American Heart Association to raise awareness of afib through a billboard spot in Times Square. We also named new members to our Global Medical Advisory Board and have been publishing the videos from our 2015 National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference. …

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Patient-Centered Care Those Living with Atrial Fibrillation Endorsed by Medical Societies

Our latest EP Lab Digest article focuses on the new European Heart Rhythm Association consensus document about patient-centered care. To learn what is being recommended to doctors about treating patients with atrial fibrillation, see: New Consensus Document Embraces Patient-Centered Approach to Atrial Fibrillation

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MyAFibExperience.org Times Square Billboard for National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

We are so excited to announce that MyAFibExperience.org, which was co-created by American Heart Association and StopAfib.org and supported by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, is being promoted in Times Square during National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month in September. Below is a video of it playing in Times Square and below that is what the billboard spot actually looks like onscreen. …

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Four Atrial Fibrillation Experts Named to StopAfib.org Global Medical Advisory Board

StopAfib.org has named four new atrial fibrillation experts — Dr. Kathleen T. Hickey, Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Dr. Jonathan M. Philpott, and Dr. Kathryn Wood — to its Global Medical Advisory Board. The Global Medical Advisory Board is made up of some of the world’s foremost electrophysiologists, surgeons, cardiologists, neurologists, epidemiologists, and researchers at the forefront …

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Nominate a Patient, Caregiver, or Healthcare Professional for Excellence in Patient and Family Engagement

The Caregiver Action Network (CAN) recently launched a new program, Advancing Excellence: Best Practices in Patient and Family Engagement, to identify and recognize best practices in patient and family engagement. There is excellent work being done in patient and family engagement, and the Caregiver Action Network aims to recognize leaders in patient-centered care and share …

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For World Stroke Awareness Day, Sign the Global Atrial Fibrillation Patient Charter

Today, for World Stroke Awareness Day, join the Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation campaign to add your voice to this call for urgent action to avoid thousands of preventable afib-related strokes. Sign the Global AF Patient Charter on this page, and learn more about the Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation campaign at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/480/atrial-fibrillation-related-strokes/Sign-Against-%20Stroke

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