October 18, 2017

Webinar: What You Should Know About Heart Valves and Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)

Dr. Patrick McCarthy and Dr. James Thomas of Northwestern Medicine will participate in a webinar entitled “What Should You Know About Heart Valves & Atrial Fibrillation?” The webinar will be held at 5pm CST on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Dr. Patrick McCarthy is chief of cardiac surgery, and Dr. James Thomas is director of the Center for Heart Valve Disease […]

Managing AF Risk Factors Panel with Drs. Wilber, Redline, and Link — Video from 2015 AF Patient Conference

The Managing AF Risk Factors Panel at the 2015 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference included David J. Wilber, MD, FHRS speaking about the impact of Obesity, Diabetes, and Hypertension on Atrial Fibrillation; Susan Redline, MD, MPH speaking about Sleep Apnea as a Hidden Trigger for AF; and Mark S. […]

Do you want to have a voice in what atrial fibrillation research gets done?

Are you in the San Francisco area, or can you get there? Please join us for the Kickoff Conference of the Health eHeart Alliance Patient-Powered Research Network on November 6–7. We will identify research needs of the afib patient community and potential ways to address those needs. To learn more about the alliance and the […]

Please Donate to Help StopAfib.org Continue to Provide You With Free Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Resources

With just two days left, we are a long way from meeting our annual year-end fundraising goal to help defray the costs of the AF Patient Conference videos. Can you help? If these videos have helped you, please help us so that we can continue to provide you with resources for free. And please spread […]

Final StopAfib Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference Videos Are Now Available

The final videos from the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference have been posted. In the Q & A video, the panel of presenters answered procedure-related questions and general atrial fibrillation questions, such as: How do patients and doctors decide upon the right procedure? What is the role of pacemakers in […]

Videos of Dr. Robert Kowal and Dr. William Brinkman on the Latest Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation and Surgical Procedures

At the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, Dr. Robert Kowal discussed innovative new catheter ablation procedures to treat atrial fibrillation and to prevent strokes. The ablation procedures he discussed included laser balloon, specialized radiofrequency catheters such as cycled phased RF, FIRM (Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulation) mapping, and renal artery […]

What Are the Hidden Risks of Atrial Fibrillation?

During Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, StopAfib.org highlights a new video that explains the hidden afib risks. Learn more at: New StopAfib.org Video Explains the Hidden Afib Risks for Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

Southern diet increases stroke risk regardless of location, including among atrial fibrillation patients

New research found that a Southern diet is associated with increased stroke risk. Stroke frequency was directly proportional to the quantity of Southern foods consumed by participants in the ongoing REGARDS study, accounting for a 30% increased risk of stroke. The relationship between Southern foods and stroke risk was consistent no matter where in the […]

Gender Matters: Why Afib Is More Fatal for Women

EP Lab Digest recently published Gender Matters: Why Afib Is More Fatal for Women, authored by StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills. In it, she discussed the research into why atrial fibrillation and afib-related strokes are more deadly for women and what can be done. Topics include: Stroke and bleeding risk assessment tools, including CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, […]

Discovery Channel Launches Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention Documentary

Set your DVRs, or watch live, on Saturday, March 23, at 8AM ET/PT, as the Discovery Channel unveils the atrial fibrillation documentary, “A Heartbeat Away From Stroke”. StopAfib.org was thrilled to collaborate with Discovery Channel and other organizations on this documentary. Learn more at StopAfib.org Collaborates on Discovery Channel Atrial Fibrillation Documentary