May 6, 2013 Leave a Comment
EP Lab Digest recently published A Matter of Trust: How to Build Adherence with Afib Patients, authored by StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills.
The article, based on the experiences of hundreds of afib patients, explores why patients don’t follow doctor recommendations and what they recommend doctors do to improve the situation and create trust and patient involvement. It also explores communication between healthcare providers and atrial fibrillation patients.
WomenHeart Launches National Educational Initiative About Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk for Hispanic Women
May 6, 2013 2 Comments
On Tuesday, May 14, WomenHeart will launch a new national initiative about afib and stroke risk for Hispanic women. StopAfib.org is honored to be a partner with WomenHeart in this. Here is the announcement from WomenHeart:
Join WomenHeart as we launch the first national educational initiative about atrial fibrillation and stroke risk for Hispanic women.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Program
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B339,
Learn from experts and patients, including what you can do to prevent afib and stroke for las mujeres Hispanas! Speakers include:
- Alvaro Gomez, MD, FACC, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute of Miami
- Mildred Rodriguez, heart disease survivor, WomenHeart Champion
- Marcela Gaitan, Senior Director for External Relations, National Alliance for Hispanic Health
This new national initiative will feature an overview of this serious heart condition, atrial fibrillation, and the stroke risk associated with it, and the release of Spanish language educational materials available on www.womenheart.org. Afib is responsible for 15 to 20 percent of strokes, and women with afib have a much more pronounced risk for stroke, cardiac arrest and death than men. Afib is a serious heart condition that requires early and accurate diagnosis and proper treatment to control it and stroke risk.
An overwhelming 70 percent of Hispanic women have at least one risk factor for heart disease. Additionally, surveys indicate that Hispanic women are less aware
Please note that the program will be conducted in English, but feature a video and materials in Spanish.
This briefing is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Burlington Coat Factory and the American College of Cardiology
- League of United Latin American Citizens
- National Alliance for Hispanic Health
- National Association of Hispanic Nurses
- National Council of La Raza
- National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
- National Hispanic Medical Association
- National Stroke Association
Join StopAfib.org & Heart Rhythm Society on May 8th in Denver for Cardiac Arrhythmia Awareness Month Event
April 30, 2013 Leave a Comment
On May 8th, StopAfib.org will join with the Heart Rhythm Society for a citywide event in Denver kicking off “Cardiac Arrhythmia Awareness Month” in Colorado. The event, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Skyline Park, will raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation. Please come by and bring friends and family. To learn more, see: