May 25, 2015

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Do you need help or emotional support in living with or stopping your atrial fibrillation?

If so, check out these valuable resources:

  • The new Goals Tracker at MyAFibExperience.org, where you will find downloadable PDFs to help you remember your medications, make better food choices, improve your physical activity, communicate more effectively with your healthcare provider, and track your progress.  MyAFibExperience.org is a collaboration between the American Heart Association and StopAfib.org.
  • The My AFib Experience community – introduce yourself or start a discussion by asking questions
  • For advanced and detailed afib discussions, check out the  StopAfib Discussion Forums. In addition to our general afib forum, we also have set up a few local support forums and specialized sub-forums, including those related to sleep apnea, surgery, exercise, and a number of other specialized topics. If you would like to start and/or moderate a local support forum in the StopAfib Discussion Forums, please send us a message via our Contact Form.

Join Atrial Fibrillation Experts from Cleveland Clinic on May 29 to Get Your Afib Questions Answered

Irregular or abnormal heart beats, called arrhythmias, occur when there are abnormal electrical impulses in your heart, causing your heart to beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly. Arrhythmias are very common and are often a mere annoyance, but they can also be responsible for life-threatening medical emergencies.

The most common irregular heart rhythm is called atrial fibrillation (AF or Afib) and involves the two upper chambers (atria) of the heart. Over 2 million Americans are affected by Afib, which is responsible for 15% of all strokes.

Treatment depends on the type and severity of the arrhythmia. Treatment options may include medications, lifestyle changes, invasive procedures, electrical devices or surgery. In some cases, no treatment will be necessary.

Take this opportunity to learn more about arrhythmias, including diagnosis and treatments, and have your questions answered by Walid Saliba, MD from Cleveland Clinic, Sergio Pinski, MD from Cleveland Clinic Florida, and Mellanie True Hills, Founder and CEO of StopAfib.org.

To learn more, see: Atrial fibrillation experts from the Cleveland Clinic will answer your afib questions on May 29, 2015

Note: Please do not post your questions for the Cleveland Clinic doctors here.

Atrial Fibrillation Patients Get $100 Discount on AfibAlert Heart Monitor — Limited Time Only

Get a special discount on the FDA-approved AfibAlert® heart monitor for detecting atrial fibrillation. Lohman Technologies is making this special $100 discount available for the StopAfib.org patient community for a limited time only, so please act quickly.

To learn more, see: Special Discount on AfibAlert® Standalone Heart Monitor for Detecting Atrial Fibrillation.

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