USA Weekend talks about atrial fibrillation and mini-maze surgery - For Patients. By Patients - Stop Atrial Fibrillation

USA Weekend HealthSmart edition features a story about Mellanie True Hills, founder of, in which she talks about living with atrial fibrillation and communicating electronically with her surgeon before and after her mini-maze surgery.

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What are your thoughts on the role that electronic communications should play in your communications with your doctors? Please share your comments here at the Atrial Fibrillation Blog.

3 Responses to USA Weekend talks about atrial fibrillation and mini-maze surgery

  • Donna says:

    I am 57 years old female , I have a AFIB and I am 100% paced and have a defibrilater.
    I have increased fibrillation when i am near loud bass music, amplified noises.
    movie theaters, house Alarms. Is any one having else have this problem.

    Thank You,

    • Mellanie says:


      That’s interesting. I don’t think I’ve heard comments such as that previously, but will listen out for others who may have experienced it. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.


  • Ian says:

    I don’t know if anyone’s still having this discussion, but I’ll just say that going to the movies used to trigger afib for me all the time, but I could never figure out why. So, last weekend, I went to a seriously loud rock concert for the first time in years (I’m a 49 year old male) and the loud bass made my heart very uncomfortable. That night, I went into afib for the first time since my ablation procedure six months ago. I am convinced the two are related and that the sound from the movies is what triggered it in the past. After finding your comments, I mean to bring it up with my cardiologist.

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