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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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How Can You Help to Unlock the Genetics of Atrial Fibrillation in Non-Caucasians?

Dr. Patrick Ellinor, along with his genetic research group at Harvard Medical School and at the Broad Institute in Boston, has revolutionized what we know about the genetics of afib. StopAfib.org is proud to have helped with this research. Thus far, most of the data that has been collected has been from individuals of European …

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Videos of Dr. Rob Kowal and Mellanie True Hills on Communicating with Your Doctor and Living with Atrial Fibrillation

At the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, Dr. Robert Kowal and Mellanie True Hills tag-teamed to help patients understand how to communicate with their doctors and how to live with afib. Dr. Kowal first discussed getting the most from your doctor, including who to see and when to see them. …

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EP Lab Digest

What Atrial Fibrillation Patients Want Doctors to Know: Bridging the Afib Communications Gap

Mellanie True Hills, founder of StopAfib.org, recently spoke at the Fourth Annual Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium. Many of her remarks to this medical conference are summarized in an article just published in EP Lab Digest. You may wish to share it with family and friends who need to understand what it's like to live with …

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

Where in the U.S. are you most at risk for atrial fibrillation hospitalization or strokes?

One of the most interesting things about atrial fibrillation is how geography—the location where you grew up, where you live now, and even where you visit—can affect your risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke. A fascinating map from the CDC (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) dramatically illustrates which parts of the country had …

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