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Join Team AFib for the “AFib CARE: Creating A Role for Effective Teams” webinar hosted by StopAfib.org

In honor of Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Awareness Month, Team AFib would like to invite you to our second webinar, “AFib CARE: Creating A Role for Effective Teams”, taking place at 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 14 and hosted by StopAfib.org. To learn more, see:  Join Team AFib’s Atrial Fibrillation Webinar, “AFib CARE: Creating A …

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Atrial Fibrillation Patient Perspective on Better Care, from EP Lab Digest August, 2011

In her first regular Patient Perspective column, which appears in the August issue of EP Lab Digest, StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills explores a concern in the atrial fibrillation patient community that staying in afib long term could be a "death sentence." In addition, she talks about the upcoming National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, which …

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Dr. Elaine Hylek on Xarelto and Pradaxa, New Alternatives to Warfarin (Coumadin) — Video

The US FDA has just announced that on September 8, 2011, the FDA Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee will meet to review whether to recommend approval of rivaroxaban (brand name Xarelto), an alternative to warfarin, for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. In this recent video interview, Dr. Elaine Hylek, a leading anticoagulant authority, discussed …

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StopAfib.org Stroke Awareness Month Activities Focus on Averting an Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Crisis

For Stroke Awareness Month in May, StopAfib.org, an atrial fibrillation patient advocacy organization for those living with atrial fibrillation, recounted the activities focused on raising awareness of atrial fibrillation to avert a stroke crisis. These included continued participation in the Facing AFib campaign, which launched a new pledge by spokesperson Susan Lucci and her husband …

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StopAfib.org and other members of Team AFib raise awareness of atrial fibrillation strokes

Team AFib is a newly-formed coalition of organizations that advocates for atrial fibrillation patients. Join Team AFib on a national tour to raise awareness about afib and its link to an increased risk for stroke. To learn more, see:  Announcing Team AFib, a new coalition to advocate for atrial fibrillation patients, which includes StopAfib.org

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Susan Lucci and Husband Launch Pledge to Learn about Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

When the leading man in her life was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (afib), actress Susan Lucci jumped into action and pledged to learn everything she could about his condition. Now she and her husband, Helmut Huber, ask you to join them in taking the Facing AFib Pledge to learn more about atrial fibrillation, partner with …

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New report, How Can We Avoid a Stroke Crisis in the Asia-Pacific Region?, Is Aimed at Avoiding Atrial Fibrillation Strokes

StopAfib.org is among a group of experts calling today for urgent action to prevent an atrial fibrillation stroke crisis in the Asia-Pacific region. Action for Stroke Prevention, a group of health experts from across the globe, is launching a new report, How Can We Avoid a Stroke Crisis in the Asia-Pacific Region?, at the 18th …

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Team AFib Invites You to Webinar “AFib: When Stroke Strikes” May 3, 2011

In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month (May), Team AFib invites you to our inaugural webinar “AFib: When Stroke Strikes”, hosted by the National Stroke Association. A live expert panel will help you learn to recognize and respond quickly to afib stroke signs and symptoms. StopAfib.org is a member of Team AFib. To learn more …

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Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk Decreases from Radiofrequency (RF) Catheter Ablation

A study presented at the recent American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions by Dr. Matthew Reynolds of the Harvard Clinical Research Institute showed that having a radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation could reduce the risk of stroke by 40% compared to those who did not have an ablation. To learn more, see: Radiofrequency …

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EP Lab Digest

What Atrial Fibrillation Patients Want Doctors to Know: Bridging the Afib Communications Gap

Mellanie True Hills, founder of StopAfib.org, recently spoke at the Fourth Annual Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium. Many of her remarks to this medical conference are summarized in an article just published in EP Lab Digest. You may wish to share it with family and friends who need to understand what it's like to live with …

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