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Support Patient-Driven Afib Research on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is the time of year when people around the world support what matters most to them. That usually means giving donations to nonprofit organizations such as ours. But, we are not asking for donations for us. Instead, we are asking for your help in supporting afib research—patient-initiated and patient-driven afib research. Let me …

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Check Your 2022 Medicare Drug Plan—You Have Until December 7 to Change

Will your medications be covered next year by your Medicare plan? We’re hearing about formulary changes, especially among the anticoagulants. Medications that have been covered for years are being dropped from some formularies. That could be costly, but you can change plans if needed. Learn more about how to quickly check and easily enroll in …

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Do Triggers Cause Afib? Find Out Results of an Atrial Fibrillation Trigger Study

The results of the I-STOP-AFib (Individualized Studies of Triggers of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation) Study were just presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Many of you participated in this novel patient-driven study that featured a Patient Lead Investigator and a Patient Advisory Board. Learn what the study found about afib triggers and how this …

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Please Take This Survey to Help Researchers Study “Pill-in-Pocket” Blood Thinners Using a Smart Watch

We would appreciate your help with a survey to help Dr. Rod Passman, a researcher at Northwestern University who spoke at the Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference this past weekend. He is working on developing a study into the use of blood thinners on an “as needed” basis compared to the …

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Can You Help the Heart Rhythm Society With Their Afib Patient Survey?

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), the medical society for electrophysiologists, would like your help with their afib patient perspectives survey. The survey asks about your experiences with afib and is open to those in any country. The survey will only take about 4-6 minutes. You can access it here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HHX82CM Thank you for your help.

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Heartline Study: Can a heart health wellness study reduce strokes from atrial fibrillation?

UPDATED December 28, 2020 to add Medicare Advantage plans The Heartline Study is being conducted by Johnson & Johnson in collaboration with Apple to research heart health and determine if afib-related strokes can be reduced. There is a role in the study for those with afib and for those without it. Please consider joining the …

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Updated Afib News from the European Society of Cardiology

Last week, we shared news from the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2020: The Digital Experience that was streamed from Amsterdam. We mentioned that we would be back soon with more featured atrial fibrillation science from ESC. We have added the following: Results of the STOP-AF FIRST and Cryo-FIRST Trials showing that cryoballoon catheter ablation …

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European Society of Cardiology 2020: Featured Afib News

The European Society of Cardiology Congress 2020: The Digital Experience was streamed from  Amsterdam this week. It featured plenty of new atrial fibrillation science, including new afib guidelines and quality indicators, and the results from several afib clinical trials. We have now posted news stories from ESC at the link below. Those stories include the …

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