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Atrial Fibrillation Patient Discounts on ECG Heart Monitors — Limited Time Only

UPDATE: Discounts have been extended until August 9, 2013, as some people have needed more time to get prescriptions from their doctors. We get lots of questions from the atrial fibrillation patient community about heart monitors. Now, we’re able to announce that two FDA-approved heart monitors, the AliveCor Heart Monitor and the Cardiac Designs ECG …

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New atrial fibrillation patient web site launched by European Society of Cardiology

The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a part of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), has launched the Afibmatters.org web site for atrial fibrillation patients. StopAfib.org was honored to collaborate on this site to help meet patient needs. Learn more at: Atrial fibrillation patient website afibmatters.org launched by European Society of Cardiology

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Southern diet increases stroke risk regardless of location, including among atrial fibrillation patients

New research found that a Southern diet is associated with increased stroke risk. Stroke frequency was directly proportional to the quantity of Southern foods consumed by participants in the ongoing REGARDS study, accounting for a 30% increased risk of stroke. The relationship between Southern foods and stroke risk was consistent no matter where in the …

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Gender Matters: Why Afib Is More Fatal for Women

EP Lab Digest recently published Gender Matters: Why Afib Is More Fatal for Women, authored by StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills. In it, she discussed the research into why atrial fibrillation and afib-related strokes are more deadly for women and what can be done. Topics include: Stroke and bleeding risk assessment tools, including CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, …

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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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Did Pope Benedict Have an AV Node Ablation for His Atrial Fibrillation?

There is interesting new information in an article today regarding the Pope's atrial fibrillation and strokes. It reports that he had a bleeding stroke in 1991, along with a stroke in 2005. The bleeding stroke could certainly explain why he was refusing anticoagulants. Even more interestingly, the article also reports that he had a pacemaker …

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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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