July 25, 2016

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You Can Prevent an Afib-Related Stroke: Sign Up for this Complimentary Webinar Now

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As you’re probably aware, the annual Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.TM Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference is this September 16-18 in Dallas, Texas.

You may not know that we recently confirmed Elaine Hylek, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Thrombosis & Anticoagulation Service at Boston University Medical Center, and one of the world’s top experts on anticoagulants, as a speaker for the event!

What she’s sharing is so important that we didn’t feel it could wait until September. So, on Wednesday, July 20 at 4 pm EDT/3 pm CDT/1 pm PDT, we are offering a complimentary presentation in which I’ll interview Dr. Hylek.

To attend at no cost, sign up, here:

Get Expert Information <<< Join Us July 20

Results of FIRE AND ICE Trial Comparing Cryoballoon and Radiofrequency Catheter Ablations ― Video

In this video interview, Karl-Heinz Kuck, MD talked about what the results of the FIRE AND ICE TRIAL comparing cryoballoon and radiofrequency catheter ablations means for patients and doctors. Watch the video at:

Video: FIRE AND ICE Trial with Karl-Heinz Kuck, MD

Survey: How Was Your Atrial Fibrillation Detected?

How was your atrial fibrillation (or atrial flutter) discovered? Please take our brief survey — only 11 quick questions, which should take about a minute — to tell us about how it was found.

This survey is a collaboration of StopAfib.org and the Atrial Fibrillation Association. We both greatly appreciate your help.

Take the survey now

Reports Making Cryptogenic Strokes a National Health Priority Include Strokes from Atrial Fibrillation

The cause cannot be pinpointed in 25–30 per cent of strokes. Many of these strokes, called cryptogenic strokes, are due to undiagnosed atrial fibrillation, which increases the risk of stroke by 500%.

StopAfib.org participated in a conference convened by the American Heart Association to make cryptogenic strokes a national health priority, and we participated in the development of calls to action about strokes. As follow up to that conference, reports have been introduced for healthcare providers and for patients and their family members. To learn more about these reports, see:

StopAfib.org Participated in AHA Conference to Make Cryptogenic Strokes a National Health Priority

Do You Qualify for the DEEP Study of a Minimally-Invasive Atrial Fibrillation Treatment?

The DEEP (Dual Epicardial and Endocardial Procedure) research study is designed to establish a safe and reliable minimally-invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation.

Patients may receive compensation for participating.

If you have afib, you may qualify to participate. Learn more at:

DEEP Study to Evaluate Safety and Effectiveness of Minimally-Invasive Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

 

 

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