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Research for US patients who have suffered a stroke or stroke-like event (includes afib), or their caregivers

UPDATE 6-30-15:  Thank you so much for your help. We've been asked to turn off this request as they have been swamped and have what they need. Have you, or a loved one, had a stroke or a stroke-like event (afib, chest pain, dizziness, palpitations, or fainting)? If so, you’re needed for some research. Find …

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Atrial Fibrillation Patients Get $100 Discount on AfibAlert Heart Monitor — Limited Time Only

Get a special discount on the FDA-approved AfibAlert® heart monitor for detecting atrial fibrillation. Lohman Technologies is making this special $100 discount available for the StopAfib.org patient community for a limited time only, so please act quickly. To learn more, see: Special Discount on AfibAlert® Standalone Heart Monitor for Detecting Atrial Fibrillation.

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FDA gets request to approve Pradaxa reversal agent idarucizumab

Big news! Boehringer Ingelheim has submitted an application to the FDA requesting accelerated approval for idarucizumab, the reversal agent for Pradaxa (dabigatran). See: Boehringer Ingelheim Submits Biologics License Application to FDA for Idarucizumab*, Investigational Specific Reversal Agent for Pradaxa® Additionally, they have submitted for marketing approval by Health Canada and the European Medicines Agency (EMA). See: Boehringer …

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Atrial Fibrillation Patient Discount on AfibAlert Heart Monitor — Limited Time Only

Get a special discount on the FDA-approved AfibAlert® heart monitor for detecting atrial fibrillation. Lohman Technologies is making this special discount available for the StopAfib.org patient community for a limited time only, so please act quickly. To learn more, see:  Special Discount on AfibAlert® Standalone Heart Monitor for Detecting Atrial Fibrillation.

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Do you want to have a voice in what atrial fibrillation research gets done?

Are you in the San Francisco area, or can you get there? Please join us for the Kickoff Conference of the Health eHeart Alliance Patient-Powered Research Network on November 6–7. We will identify research needs of the afib patient community and potential ways to address those needs. To learn more about the alliance and the …

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Deaths from atrial fibrillation high despite use of anticoagulants

Today, at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, it was reported that even though 80% of atrial fibrillation patients who should be on anticoagulants (according to their CHA2DS2-VASc score) are on anticoagulants, death rates at one year are still high. Most of those deaths are due to cardiovascular causes. The risk factors predicting …

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Ablation and Surgery Clinical Trials Seeking Atrial Fibrillation Patients

While attending several recent medical conferences, we learned about some interesting procedure clinical trials that may be of interest to the afib patient community. To learn more, check out the following studies: The nContact CONVERGE Trial Will Study the Convergent Procedure for Treatment of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation The reMARQable Trial Will Study the nMARQ Multielectrode …

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Exclusive Atrial Fibrillation Patient Discount on the AliveCor Heart Monitor — US Only

The StopAfib community in the US can now purchase the AliveCor Heart Monitor with an exclusive discount of 50% off. The AliveCor Heart Monitor is an easy-to-use, powerful, and accurate ECG-recording device that fits in your pocket and enables you to record an ECG anywhere, anytime. The AliveCor Heart Monitor is the only FDA-cleared mobile …

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