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Please Take This Survey to Help Researchers Study “As Needed” Use of Blood Thinners Using a Smart Watch

Update: This survey is now closed. We would appreciate your help with a survey to help a researcher at Northwestern University. He is working on developing a study into the use of blood thinners on an “as needed” basis compared to continuous use of blood thinners. If funded, the study would use a smart watch …

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Webinar, What you need to know about the CABANA Trial, with Dr. Douglas Packer of Mayo Clinic

Since its completion, the CABANA Trial has gotten a lot of attention. You may have heard or read about it and wondered what its findings may mean for your own situation and treatment. Sometimes, sorting through all the information you’re hearing can feel a bit overwhelming—especially when a lot of it is just opinion or …

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Afib Master Class with Dr. Eric Prystowsky: Stroke Prevention Videos Now Available

You can now watch the fourth and final set of videos from our complimentary master class with Dr. Eric Prystowsky, world-renowned electrophysiologist and advocate for afib patients. In this set of videos, Dr. Prystowsky shares his advice on how to manage stroke risk (with your doctor), as well as how to weigh the risk of …

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2019 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm. Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference: Save the Date

As you probably know, we’ve set the dates and location for this year’s Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Conference: August 9–11 at the Fairmont Dallas. At StopAfib.org, we’re working hard to finalize the faculty and agenda for this year’s conference. So far, we’ve confirmed Dr. Prystowsky, who has long been an ally …

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StopAfib.org Announces Results of New Afib Survey Conducted by The Harris Poll

In celebration of National Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Awareness Month, StopAfib.org has announced the results of a national online survey of more than 400 people in the US aged 45 and older living with afib. The research was conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of StopAfib.org and Boston Scientific Corporation, which funded the survey. …

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The Economist Launches Stroke Prevention Report and Webinar September 21, 2017

On September 21st at 10:00am EST, The Economist Intelligence Unit, a division of The Economist, is hosting a webinar launching a report, “Preventing Stroke: Uneven Progress”, with their findings about where we are on stroke prevention in twenty countries. Mellanie True Hills, StopAfib.org founder, participated in this report. To learn more and register for the …

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Has Your Insurance Company Forced You to Change Medications?

We’re hearing more and more stories about insurance companies forcing patients to change from medications they are doing well on to less expensive medications, in spite of their wishes or those of their doctors. While that usually is not a problem, we’re hearing about more and more adverse events resulting from these medication changes (non-medical …

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Expert Recommendations for Atrial Fibrillation Screening

Screening for silent atrial fibrillation (afib with no symptoms) in those 65 and over, and treating with blood thinners (anticoagulants), could prevent thousands of strokes worldwide each year according to a top-level panel of experts in today’s issue of Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association. StopAfib.org is part of the AF-SCREEN International Collaboration …

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Register Now for the 2017 Get in Rhythm, Stay in RhythmTM Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

Since closing Super Early Bird registration for the 2017 Get in Rhythm, Stay in RhythmTM Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference (August 4–6), we heard from people who were eager to book their airline tickets and reserve their seats at the live event. And we couldn’t be happier because that means we’re reaching those who are ready …

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