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Global AF Patient Charter now tops 10,000 Signatures

Over 10,000 patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, policy makers and the general public from 136 countries have signed the world’s only Global Atrial Fibrillation Patient Charter calling for government action to help prevent millions of people from dying or becoming disabled by a stroke caused by Atrial Fibrillation (AF). To learn more, see:  Global Support Increases …

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New Expert Recommendations on Assessing Atrial Fibrillation Stroke and Bleeding Risk for Appropriate Anticoagulation

The Atrial Fibrillation Optimal Treatment Task Force, led by the Alliance for Aging Research, has just released a consensus statement developed by a group of leading afib stroke prevention experts. We at StopAfib.org are proud to have been part of the development of this consensus statement, which recommends a process for assessing afib stroke and …

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EP Lab Digest Features Global Atrial Fibrillation Patient Charter and Sign Against Stroke in AF Campaign

The June issue of EP Lab Digest featured an interview with StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills about the recent launch of the Global Atrial Fibrillation Patient Charter and the Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation Campaign at the World Congress of Cardiology in Dubai. The Global AF Patient Charter fo­cused on five critical recommendations that could …

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StopAfib.org Founder Mellanie True Hills Interviewed About Atrial Fibrillation at PhRMA 2012

StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills was honored to be interviewed at the recent PhRMA 2012 annual conference regarding atrial fibrillation and the quest to discover the root cause of atrial fibrillation. Watch the video interview, and see other video interviews from PhRMA, at: What will it take to discover the root cause of atrial fibrillation

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Join StopAfib.org & Heart Rhythm Society for May 9th Event in Boston for Cardiac Arrhythmia Awareness Month in Massachusetts

On May 9th, StopAfib.org will join with the Heart Rhythm Society for a citywide event in Boston kicking off "Cardiac Arrhythmia Awareness Month" in Massachusetts. The event, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Boston City Hall Plaza, will raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorders such as atrial …

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Launch of Global Atrial Fibrillation Patient Charter and Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation Campaign

StopAfib.org had the great privilege of participating in the launch of the Global Atrial Fibrillation Patient Charter and the Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation campaign at the World Congress of Cardiology in Dubai. To learn more about this independent patient charter, which StopAfib.org participated in developing, and to sign the charter, see: Global Atrial …

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Watch the Team AFib webinar, AFib CARE: Creating A Role for Effective Teams, hosted by StopAfib.org

Team AFib presented a webinar, AFib CARE: Creating a Role for Effective Teams, in honor of National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month in 2011. A panel of healthcare providers and caregivers provided important information to help patients and caregivers work with members of their healthcare teams. If you didn’t get a chance to tune in to …

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Join WomenHeart and Million Hearts in a Special Presentation January 18 in Washington, DC

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 8:30 a.m. breakfast 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. program National Press Club 529 14th Street NW Washington, DC Plan to join WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease for a special presentation about the Million Hearts campaign. Million Hearts – a joint initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and …

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Will You Make a Difference in Our Understanding of Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)?

While the Atrial Fibrillation Resolution will make a difference in our knowledge and understanding of afib, there is so much more that we can do. My dream is that, by aggregating lots of data (not individually identifiable) from those with afib across the world, we can identify clusters of things that individual doctors may not …

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Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month 2011 Happenings

Raising afib awareness is intensely personal for StopAfib.org founder, Mellanie True Hills, and led her to create the first Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month in 2007. Working with other organizations, Hills helped urge the U.S. Senate to officially designate National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month in September 2009. This roundup recaps what happened during Afib Month 2011, …

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