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Eliquis (apixaban) approved by US FDA for atrial fibrillation stroke prevention

Press Release: Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Announce U.S. FDA Approval of ELIQUIS® (apixaban) Friday, December 28, 2012 5:46 pm EST PRINCETON, N.J. & NEW YORK--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ELIQUIS® (apixaban). Please see full Prescribing Information including BOXED WARNING and Medication Guide …

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The FACT Alliance Supports Access to Life-saving Technologies for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

StopAfib.org has joined the Fair Access to Cardiac Technology (FACT) Alliance to raise awareness of the importance of access to this medical technology for the detection of atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias. The FACT Alliance has started a petition to ensure that everyone has access to this potentially life-saving Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) technology. Learn …

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Alliance for Aging Research Survey Finds Atrial Fibrillation Patients are Active in AF Treatment Decision-making

The Alliance for Aging Research and the AFib Optimal Treatment Task Force have released a new survey that found that atrial fibrillation patients are active in the decision-making process regarding their treatment. Learn more and access the survey reports at: Alliance for Aging Research Releases Survey of AFib Patients 65+ that Finds Active Participation in …

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New Report Confirms Potential Atrial Fibrillation-Related Stroke Crisis

Action for Stroke Prevention, an alliance of renowned health experts and patient organizations, has published new reports calling for policy makers and the medical and patient communities to join forces to prevent atrial fibrillation-related strokes. Learn more at: New Report Confirms Europe is on the Brink of a Stroke Crisis

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Policy Makers Call for Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation-Related Strokes to be National Healthcare Priority

Just ahead of World Stroke Day (October 29), policy makers have joined over 90 medical and patient organizations, including StopAfib.org, and more than 100,000 people, in calling for prevention of atrial fibrillation-related strokes to be a National Healthcare Priority. To learn more, and view the press releases for Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific …

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Traditional Heart Disease Risk Factors Account for Half of Black-White Racial Disparity in Stroke

Although the total number of stroke deaths declined by more than 50 percent between 1978 and 2006, racial disparities in stroke deaths have remained and efforts to eliminate health disparities have been unsuccessful. Between ages 45 and 65, blacks are 2 to 3 times more likely to die from stroke than whites, but we haven’t …

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Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2012 Recap and Notes – Guest Posts by Dr. John Mandrola

Dr. John Mandrola, a cardiac electrophysiologist in Louisville, Kentucky, who blogs at Dr. John M, live-blogged the 2012 Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium. He has given us permission to reprint his blog posts for the afib community. You will find them here: Recap of Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2012 – Guest Posts by Dr. John Mandrola …

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Can Avoiding Dehydration Prevent Atrial Fibrillation “Holiday Heart Syndrome”?

Featured at Grand Rounds: Health Tips at USATODAY.com The holidays seem to bring on lots of atrial fibrillation, often attributed to a condition called "Holiday Heart Syndrome", which is supposedly caused by consuming too much alcohol and caffeine during the holidays. This year, can we avoid afib caused by Holiday Heart Syndrome? I think so, …

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CHA2DS2-VASc or CHADS2 For Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention? Should Aspirin Be Used? Video with Prof. Greg Lip

In this important video interview at Venice Arrhythmias, Professor Gregory Lip discusses the importance of the CHA2DS2-VASc scoring tool for predicting atrial fibrillation stroke risk and why aspirin is not appropriate for preventing strokes. Watch the video at: Professor Gregory Lip Discusses CHA2DS2-VASc Tool for Predicting Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation — Video

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