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Top Ten Surprising Things You Don’t Know about Afib

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. Lots of folks don’t know too much about the condition, which is an irregular heart beat that can lead to serious complications such as dementia, heart failure, stroke or even death. To help spread the word, StopAfib.org presents these 10 afib facts and figures that will probably surprise even …

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Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Month Raises Awareness about this Common, Yet Unknown Condition

By Mellanie True Hills September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. A lot of folks may ask: Why do we need a month devoted to afib? Or, even, what is atrial fibrillation, anyway? Afib is an irregular heart beat that can lead to serious complications, such as dementia, heart failure, stroke, or even death. Too many …

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New report, How Can We Avoid a Stroke Crisis in Latin America?, Is Aimed at Avoiding Atrial Fibrillation Strokes

StopAfib.org is among a group of experts calling today for urgent action to prevent an atrial fibrillation stroke crisis in Latin America. Action for Stroke Prevention, a group of health experts from across the globe, is launching a new report, How Can We Avoid a Stroke Crisis in Latin America?, at the International Society for …

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Stopping Atrial Fibrillation is Big News, from EP Lab Digest September, 2011

Our September EP Lab Digest Patient Perspective column, Stopping Atrial Fibrillation is Big News!, focuses on activities taking place during Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, including public service announcements featuring daytime TV star Susan Lucci  and former NBA player and general manager Jerry West. It also talks about how Atrial Fibrillation Month came into being. To …

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New Atrial Fibrillation in Primary Care (AFIP) Tool Useful for Afib Patients

A brand new tool, Atrial Fibrillation in Primary Care (AFIP), was just released at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Paris. This tool may be useful for afib patients and their caregivers, especially those who are newly-diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, in working with doctors. Two members of the StopAfib.org Global Medical Advisory Board are …

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Join Team AFib for the “AFib CARE: Creating A Role for Effective Teams” webinar hosted by StopAfib.org

In honor of Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Awareness Month, Team AFib would like to invite you to our second webinar, “AFib CARE: Creating A Role for Effective Teams”, taking place at 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 14 and hosted by StopAfib.org. To learn more, see:  Join Team AFib’s Atrial Fibrillation Webinar, “AFib CARE: Creating A …

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StopAfib.org Applauds US Senate Passage of the Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Resolution (S. Res. 243)

StopAfib.org would like to applaud and thank Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID], Sen. Robert Casey [D-PA], Sen. Daniel Inouye [D-HI], Sen. Daniel Akaka [D-HI], Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL], and Sen. Patrick Toomey [R-PA] for introducing and passing the Atrial Fibrillation Resolution (S. Res. 243), which promotes increased awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of atrial fibrillation. To learn …

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BREAKING NEWS: US Senate Passes Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Resolution

We have just gotten word that the US Senate has passed the Atrial Fibrillation Resolution (S. Res. 243) by unanimous consent. The resolution, introduced by Sen. Crapo and co-introducers Sen. Casey, Sen. Inouye, Sen. Akaka, Sen. Rubio, and Sen. Toomey, promotes increased awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of atrial fibrillation. More information as it is available.

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US House of Representatives introduces Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Resolution (H. Res. 295)

House Resolution 295 has just been introduced by StopAfib.org's home district representative, Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX). We would like to thank Representative Granger for her support of the atrial fibrillation community. The AF Resolution encourages promotion of afib awareness, diagnosis, and treatment. To move the resolution out of committee and to the House floor for …

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