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Dr. Emelia Benjamin Video on AF (Afib) Risk and Family History

In this video interview, Emelia Benjamin, MD, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Boston University and senior investigator for the Framingham Heart Study, discusses atrial fibrillation risk factors and afib prevention, including the role of family history. She talks about the Framingham Risk Prediction Tool for Atrial Fibrillation and discusses well-known risks, such as advancing …

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Washington Post looks at how “atrial fibrillation is easy to find, but evidence on how best to treat it isn’t”

Atrial fibrillation took center stage in a feature story in Tuesday's Washington Post. The article not only looked at treatment for atrial fibrillation, but also at what afib does to patients. The atrial fibrillation experiences of Mellanie True Hills, founder of StopAfib.org, were included in this story. Read more at: Washington Post Highlights Afib: Atrial …

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Coming Soon: AF Stat to launch the “AFib Educator” App and Desktop Widget

The AFib Educator will provide healthcare professionals with an at-hand resource to help illustrate how AFib affects patients including risks and symptoms.The free app and desktop widget will feature detailed animations of the heart, EKG demos and x-ray images. It will also show patients how AFib impacts the flow of blood between the heart's chambers …

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An Electrophysiologist Experiences Atrial Fibrillation

We often hear atrial fibrillation patients say that they wish their doctors could experience afib just once so they might better understand what we afib patients go through. Dr. John Mandrola, a Louisville-based electrophysiologist and a bike racer, just shared his story of experiencing atrial fibrillation and how it made him a more empathic doctor. …

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Follow Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium on Twitter via @StopAfib and #BAF10 Hashtag

Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium will be this week, so watch for great info about the latest in atrial fibrillation causes and risk factors, and afib treatments, including medication, catheter ablation, and surgery. If you're going, please let me know so we can meet. StopAfib will be tweeting again from Boston Afib (1/14/10-1/16/10), so please follow …

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Webcast: Sen. Bill Frist MD, Dr. Eric Prystowsky, NBA Hall-of-Famer Jerry West, and others present the AF Stat™ Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation

On September 16, 2009, the AF StatTM coalition launched two major reports, the AF Stat Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation and the Avalere Health report Medicare and Atrial Fibrillation: Consequences in Costs and Care. The videos from that webcast are now available for viewing online. Learn more about AF Stat and access the webcast: …

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StopAfib.org Salutes UK’s Heart Rhythm Charity for Know Your Pulse Campaign to Highlight Atrial Fibrillation

StopAfib.org salutes our friends at the Arrhythmia Alliance and the Atrial Fibrillation Association, including Founder Trudie Lobban and Executive Committee President Professor John Camm, for their Know Your Pulse campaign to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation in order to encourage diagnosis and treatment of it. The Know Your Pulse campaign encourages easy and inexpensive pulse …

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AF Stat™ Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation — Report Aims to Improve Atrial Fibrillation Treatment (Afib)

Healthcare leaders working to improve the health and well-being of people affected by atrial fibrillation, called AF StatTM: A Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation, have just rolled out two reports, the AF Stat Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation and Medicare and Atrial Fibrillation: Consequences in Cost and Care. You'll find the AF Stat …

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U.S. Senate Adopts S.Res 262 Designating September 2009 as National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

StopAfib.org is excited to announce that the U.S. Senate adopted, under unanimous consent, S. Res. 262, a resolution designating September 2009 as National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. We especially want to thank Sen. Feingold for his work in getting the resolution approved this month. We continue to work diligently to move this forward in the …

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You’re Invited to a Webcast for AF Stat™: A Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)

AF StatTM: A Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation is a collaboration of healthcare leaders and organizations working to improve the health and well-being of people affected by atrial fibrillation. Next Wednesday, AF Stat will be holding a webcast and all afib patients, caregivers, and stakeholders are invited to attend. This webcast will not cover …

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