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The FACT Alliance Supports Access to Life-saving Technologies for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

StopAfib.org has joined the Fair Access to Cardiac Technology (FACT) Alliance to raise awareness of the importance of access to this medical technology for the detection of atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias. The FACT Alliance has started a petition to ensure that everyone has access to this potentially life-saving Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) technology. Learn …

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Do you have atrial fibrillation? Your input can help shape research to benefit afib patients.

Patients with atrial fibrillation are at higher risk of suffering stroke and other complications related to the development of blood clots in their heart. Until 2010, the only oral anticoagulant (blood thinner) to prevent strokes in Afib was warfarin (Coumadin®). Now there are two new oral anticoagulants available in the United States--dabigatran (Pradaxa®) and rivaroxaban …

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Alliance for Aging Research Survey Finds Atrial Fibrillation Patients are Active in AF Treatment Decision-making

The Alliance for Aging Research and the AFib Optimal Treatment Task Force have released a new survey that found that atrial fibrillation patients are active in the decision-making process regarding their treatment. Learn more and access the survey reports at: Alliance for Aging Research Releases Survey of AFib Patients 65+ that Finds Active Participation in …

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New Report Confirms Potential Atrial Fibrillation-Related Stroke Crisis

Action for Stroke Prevention, an alliance of renowned health experts and patient organizations, has published new reports calling for policy makers and the medical and patient communities to join forces to prevent atrial fibrillation-related strokes. Learn more at: New Report Confirms Europe is on the Brink of a Stroke Crisis

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Policy Makers Call for Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation-Related Strokes to be National Healthcare Priority

Just ahead of World Stroke Day (October 29), policy makers have joined over 90 medical and patient organizations, including StopAfib.org, and more than 100,000 people, in calling for prevention of atrial fibrillation-related strokes to be a National Healthcare Priority. To learn more, and view the press releases for Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific …

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Roundup of Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month Stories and Resources

Today we have a roundup of Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month stories for you: In her EP Lab DigestPatient Perspective column for this month, StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills summarized the atrial fibrillation stroke prevention report produced by the Afib Optimal Treatment Task Force. There is a lot of great information for patients in this article. …

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Afib (AF) Congressional Briefings to be Held for National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

In September of 2012, there will be two Congressional briefings on atrial fibrillation for National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. The featured speakers on September 18 will be Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS, a world-renowned expert on atrial fibrillation and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Incoming President, and Mellanie True Hills, an afib patient and CEO and Founder …

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American College of Cardiology Video About Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

The American College of Cardiology recently interviewed our founder and CEO, Mellanie True Hills, about how she came to start Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month and what has happened as a result. Access the video at: American College of Cardiology Interviews StopAfib.org Founder About Having Created Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

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