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Higher Risk of Stroke and Death for Women with Atrial Fibrillation

We know that more men than women have atrial fibrillation, but that women have a higher rate of strokes and death. In fact, women account for about 61% of stroke deaths. Recent research at Rush University Medical Center identified nine specific gender differences between women and men who have atrial fibrillation. Those included that women …

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StopAfib.org CEO Mellanie True Hills Keynotes at Indianapolis Women & Heart Disease Event

Mellanie True Hills, CEO of StopAfib.org, will keynote Indiana Heart Hospital's A Moment for Me Luncheon in Indianapolis, IN on Saturday, January 31, 2009.  She will be speaking on Heart Choices: A Woman's Guide to Saving Her Own Life.  For more information... Read: StopAfib.org CEO Mellanie True Hills Keynotes Indianapolis Women & Heart Disease Event …

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Bisphosphonates for Osteoporosis May Increase Rate of Atrial Fibrillation

Are you on bisphosphonates, such as Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, or Reclast, to prevent osteoporosis, or are you considering them? If you have atrial fibrillation, or could be at risk for it, this new study will be of interest to you. While this study found absolute risk of atrial fibrillation to be low, bisphosphonates may lead …

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Patient Perspectives on Living with Atrial Fibrillation

StopAfib.org and Mellanie True Hills' story of living with atrial fibrillation were featured in the September 2008 issue of EP Lab Digest. The article has a sidebar offering a patient perspective for doctors and staff, including five statements that afib patients wish their doctors wouldn't make. Read EP Lab Digest Features Patient Perspectives on Living with Atrial …

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Update to “Olympic Athlete Fights Atrial Fibrillation”

I recently wrote Olympic Athlete Nicola Coles Fights Atrial Fibrillation about the New Zealand rower who experienced atrial fibrillation during her final training for Beijing. You may have wondered if Nicola's afib impacted her during the Olympics. You'll find the answer in the updated story: Nicola Coles and Other Olympic Athletes Fight Atrial Fibrillation Just …

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Women Living with Atrial Fibrillation Magazine

Atrial fibrillation is different for women. It just is. If you're a woman living with afib, you know. You may want to read The Patient's Perspective: Women Living with Atrial Fibrillation, a free magazine from the Embrace Your Heart(TM) Wellness Initiative done in partnership with StopAfib.org. The purpose of this magazine is to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation in women …

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Women, Atrial Fibrillation, and Inflammation

Since I posted a few days ago on Statins Help Women with Atrial Fibrillation, Hans Larsen, owner of the Lone Atrial Fibrillation Bulletin Board, created a great recap of studies related to inflammation and atrial fibrillation, including lone atrial fibrillation (afib without any underlying heart disease). It's definitely worth checking out to find out more about inflammation. Some findings he included …

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Statins Help Women with Atrial Fibrillation

Post-menopausal women with existing heart disease have less risk of having or developing atrial fibrillation if they are taking statin drugs. This finding was reported at the Heart Rhythm Society's annual meeting in San Francisco. It appears that it's the anti-inflammatory properties of statins that cause this. More about study... While the news stories say "older women benefit from …

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