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New European Afib Guidelines Lead the Way, Incorporating Newest Atrial Fibrillation Treatments

New medical guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) incorporating the latest afib research put Europe ahead of the U.S. when it comes to standardized treatment of atrial fibrillation. Stroke prevention and symptom relief are at the heart of the new ESC guidelines, which also make it clear that the risk of stroke for …

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AFib STROKE Survey, an Atrial Fibrillation Survey to Reveal Opinions, Knowledge & Education gaps—Webinar to be October 6

The AFib STROKE Survey (Atrial Fibrillation Survey to Reveal Opinions, Knowledge & Education gaps) was premiered at the FacingAFib launch last week. Now you are invited to a Webinar in which atrial fibrillation experts will share the results of this AFib STROKE Survey. These experts will discuss the common misunderstandings that many patients hold about …

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StopAfib.org joins TV star Susan Lucci and her husband to get serious about atrial fibrillation and stroke

StopAfib.org is excited to announce our participation in FacingAFib, partnering with daytime TV star Susan Lucci, her husband Helmut Huber, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and the National Stroke Association. FacingAFib (www.FacingAFib.com) is a new national education program to improve awareness of Afib and its increased risk of stroke. To learn more, see: TV Star Susan …

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Mexican Americans with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Have More and Worse Strokes

A new study exploring ethnic differences in stroke risk for people with atrial fibrillation (AF) showed that Mexican American stroke survivors with afib were more than twice as likely to have another stroke as comparable non-Hispanic white stroke survivors with afib. Researchers were surprised by the study’s finding that severity of recurrent stroke is also …

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Watch This Video to Take a Stand Against Atrial Fibrillation (AF or Afib) and Stroke, Then Pass It On

Today is a very special day – it's the start of the fourth annual National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. In celebration, StopAfib.org is kicking off a new initiative asking YOU to Take a Stand against Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke. We are launching the new Take a Stand video that shares important statistics about the impact …

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Learn About Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) with a New Guide

Whether you're an atrial fibrillation patient or caregiver, or are just interested in learning more about afib, check out the new Get Started Learning About Atrial Fibrillation Guide at StopAfib.org. You'll find a wealth of information, including: what afib is and the problems it causes, including stroke and congestive heart failure information about an afib …

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Decrease Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk When Ablation Isn’t An Option

Not all atrial fibrillation patients are candidates for an ablation, either catheter ablation or surgical ablation, such as the maze or mini maze procedures. Thus their stroke risk remains high. We recently wrote about the FDA’s approval of the AtriClip device, which is implanted during open heart surgery and reduces stroke risk by occluding (closing …

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FDA Approves the AtriClip for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention, and Other Devices Are Being Tested

AF patients are generally at a higher risk for stroke and thus may have to take anticoagulant medications, such as Coumadin or warfarin, to manage their afib-related stroke risk. With the FDA's recent approval of AtriCure's AtriClip device that is implanted during open heart surgery, afib patients and their doctors may now have another way …

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If Catheter Ablation Reduces Alzheimer’s Disease and Stroke Risk Then Keeping Atrial Fibrillation Patients in Sinus Rhythm May Become the Goal

Findings presented at Heart Rhythm 2010 showed that stopping atrial fibrillation—whether through medication, surgery, or in the case of this study, catheter ablation— could potentially prevent the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and also reduce the risk of stroke and death. Doctors John D. Day, MD, and T. Jared Bunch, MD, at …

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