Gender Matters: Why Afib Is More Fatal for Women - For Patients. By Patients - Stop Atrial Fibrillation

EP Lab Digest recently published Gender Matters: Why Afib Is More Fatal for Women, authored by founder Mellanie True Hills. In it, she discussed the research into why atrial fibrillation and afib-related strokes are more deadly for women and what can be done.

Topics include:

  • Stroke and bleeding risk assessment tools, including CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, and HAS-BLED
  • Gender-related afib treatment differences, including rate and rhythm treatment differences, anticoagulation and bleeding differences, and other treatment differences.
  • Improving communications between healthcare providers and afib patients

Learn more at:  “Gender Matters: Why Afib Is More Fatal for Women” published in EP Lab Digest

2 Responses to Gender Matters: Why Afib Is More Fatal for Women


    AVNRT slow fast pathway modification (RFA) done successfully before 3 weeks for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Reoccurred today. Is my ablation not successful. ?

    • says:

      Hi John,

      Thank you for sharing your afib story and your symptoms. You may be interested in joining our patient discussion forum ( to connect with other patients who collectively have a great amount of knowledge and experience. You may want to post your story and questions there, and you may also learn a lot from others who have already shared their experience.

      You’ll need to join to see and participate in the discussion. To do so, go to, and click on the big red button that says, “Sign Up”. Once you sign up by registering your email address, your preferred username, and a password, you’ll receive an email to confirm your interest in joining the forum. Click on the confirmation link in that email, and you are ready to go. You’ll be able to log into the forum, read the discussions, and participate. I hope that you are able to find others to connect with there that can give you advice, suggestions, and hope.

      There are many resources on living with afib that you might find helpful.

      For more information on afib and afib management, we have many resources available to you.
      • News Stories on afib
      • Patient Resources at
      • Library: If you already have an account, you can log in here: To create an account, go here:
      • Please consider watching our 2023 patient conference recordings! Learn more at

      Best of luck to you! We wish you sinus rhythm.

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