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Survey Shows “Patient-Relevant Bleeding” Is a Better Term Than “Minor Bleeding”

Patient-Relevant Bleeding Events Among Patients Taking Anticoagulant Medication was recently presented at the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis’ (ISTH) annual meeting in Montreal. Anthos Therapeutics, in collaboration with StopAfib.org and the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA), presented new data from a survey of afib and VTE patients about the impact of so-called “minor bleeding” on …

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Afib Guide and Blood Thinner Decision Worksheet for Patients

Some new tools are available for your use in deciding whether to take blood thinners. These tools come from the ENHANCE-AF (Engaging Patients to Help Achieve Increased Patient Choice and Engagement for AF Stroke Prevention) Trial that our founder helped with.   The American Heart Association funded the trial, the principal investigators were at Stanford University, …

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Afib Patient Advocates Needed!

StopAfib.org is seeking afib patients interested in participating in an advocacy training program. The training program will help prepare individuals to share patient perspectives with various audiences and participate in advocacy activities. The training will take place virtually and consist of two half-day sessions, January 19-20, 2023. Following that, if you would like to refine …

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Support Patient-Driven Afib Research for 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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Support Patient-Driven Afib Research for 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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Patient-Funded Research to Help Prevent Afib

A favorite presenter at the Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conferences for the past two years has been Professor Bianca Brundel, PhD, from the physiology department at the Amsterdam University Medical Center in The Netherlands. Dr. Brundel shared with us information on testing how toxic triggers drive afib progression and how …

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Medicare and Congress Are Looking Into Misleading TV Ads For Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare and the US Senate are investigating Medicare Advantage Plan Broker pitches on TV. Those ads feature celebrities telling you to get all the benefits you’re entitled to. In addition, those deceptive ads encourage calling a phone number where agents use bait-and-switch and other predatory and misleading tactics to get people to sign up. Hopefully, …

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Check Your 2023 Medicare Drug Plan—You Have Until December 7 to Change

We’re hearing about formulary changes, especially among anticoagulant (blood thinner) and antiarrhythmic (rhythm control) drugs. Medications that have been covered for years are being dropped from some formularies. Your plan will no longer cover those medications, and you’ll have to cover 100% of the cost yourself (or change medications). That could be costly and dangerous, …

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Get a Free Month of the QALY App (Limited Time Offer)

With the QALY App, you can get your Kardia, Apple Watch, Fitbit, and Samsung ECGs reviewed by cardiographic technicians. The QALY app was developed by a team from Stanford and Berkeley led by cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. Marco Perez. Many of you may remember him from the 2019 patient conference where he spoke on Digital Health …

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