June 1, 2016 Leave a Comment
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:
May 2, 2016 1 Comment
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.
Reports Making Cryptogenic Strokes a National Health Priority Include Strokes from Atrial Fibrillation
April 26, 2016 Leave a Comment
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:
April 25, 2016 Leave a Comment
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:
April 19, 2016 Leave a Comment
After we announced the dates for the 2016 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference (September 16–18), we heard from people who were eager to book their airline tickets and reserve their seats at the live event.
And we couldn’t be happier because that means we’re reaching those who are ready to have greater peace of mind as they gain as much control as possible over their atrial fibrillation — and consequently, over their lives.
Now, they can go ahead and make their travel plans — and so can you — because registration is officially open! Learn more, here: