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Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Takes Center Stage on National TV on April 10, 2019

On Wednesday, April 10, the Dr. Phil Show, the #1 daytime TV show with millions of viewers, will focus on atrial fibrillation. We couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity to raise awareness about afib, and for Mellanie True Hills, our founder at StopAfib.org, to talk about what it’s like to live with it. It’s …

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Scholarships for 2018 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

Contact: Mellanie True Hills at 940-466-9898 or http://www.stopafib.org Dallas, TX, May 25, 2018 — In honor of former StopAfib.org forum member Judy Currier, the organization is announcing the Third Annual Judy Currier Scholarship to enable recipients who could not otherwise afford to attend the opportunity to be at the Get In Rhythm. Stay In Rhythm. …

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The Transformative Power of Understanding & Trust in Atrial Fibrillation Care, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology

Last fall, Mellanie True Hills, founder of StopAfib.org, reached out to the atrial fibrillation patient community to ask, “What would you tell your healthcare providers about living with afib?” More than 1,000 of you provided thoughts for sharing with doctors attending her Opening Keynote speech at the Afib Main Event at the American Heart Association …

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Catheter Ablation Panel with Drs. Kowal, Natale, Marrouche, and Narayan — Video from 2015 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

The Catheter Ablation Panel at the 2015 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference was chaired by Robert C. Kowal, MD, PhD, FHRS, and included: Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS; Nassir Marrouche, MD, FHRS; and Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD. The video of the panel contains two hours of introductory and advanced …

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Living with Afib — 2015 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference Video

The Living with Afib session at the 2015 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference was presented by StopAfib.org Founder and CEO, Mellanie True Hills, who spoke about: • dedicating the conference to Judy Currier • knowing your stroke risk • autoimmune diseases and afib • common issues such as alcohol, …

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Announcing MyAFibExperience.org, from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and StopAfib.org

My AFib Experience™ (www.myafibexperience.org) is an innovative and unique online community that can help people understand atrial fibrillation, learn how to better manage it, and connect with others who also experience it. A collaboration of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and StopAfib.org, with support from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., MyAFibExperience is designed to help people …

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Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month 2013

What you don't know about atrial fibrillation could kill you, or a loved one! Atrial fibrillation (also called afib) is an irregular heartbeat (or heart rhythm), and is a major cause of strokes. Having afib increases your stroke risk by 500 percent. In addition, afib can lead to heart failure, dementia, and even Alzheimer's disease. …

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Discovery Channel Launches Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention Documentary

Set your DVRs, or watch live, on Saturday, March 23, at 8AM ET/PT, as the Discovery Channel unveils the atrial fibrillation documentary, “A Heartbeat Away From Stroke”. StopAfib.org was thrilled to collaborate with Discovery Channel and other organizations on this documentary. Learn more at StopAfib.org Collaborates on Discovery Channel Atrial Fibrillation Documentary

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Counting our Blessings in Supporting the Atrial Fibrillation Patient Community

As we started 2013, and reflected on how blessed we were to touch the lives of so many in 2012, we received two messages almost simultaneously that really touched our hearts and made us realize that we should be sharing these messages. We frequently receive kind and thoughtful messages from folks who have found solutions …

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How Atrial Fibrillation Patients Use Social Media

Mellanie True Hills, founder of StopAfib.org, spoke at the Fifth Annual Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium medical conference. Her remarks are summarized in her patient perspective column in the April 2012 issue of EP Lab Digest. See: How Social Media Helps Educate Afib Patients: An Atrial Fibrillation Patient Perspective Published in EP Lab Digest, April, 2012

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