January 20, 2018

Can You Be a Patient Reviewer for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)?

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is seeking patients to review patient-centered research grant proposals and help select those that will be funded. To learn more about what is needed, see: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) needs patient reviewers

Nominate a Patient, Caregiver, or Healthcare Professional for Excellence in Patient and Family Engagement

The Caregiver Action Network (CAN) recently launched a new program, Advancing Excellence: Best Practices in Patient and Family Engagement, to identify and recognize best practices in patient and family engagement. There is excellent work being done in patient and family engagement, and the Caregiver Action Network aims to recognize leaders in patient-centered care and share […]

For World Stroke Awareness Day, Sign the Global Atrial Fibrillation Patient Charter

Today, for World Stroke Awareness Day, join the Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation campaign to add your voice to this call for urgent action to avoid thousands of preventable afib-related strokes. Sign the Global AF Patient Charter on this page, and learn more about the Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation campaign at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/480/atrial-fibrillation-related-strokes/Sign-Against-%20Stroke

Time is Running Out to Learn How to Get in Rhythm and Stay in Rhythm

Do you want to attend the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm AF Patient Conference, but just haven’t had time to register? It’s that time! With only a few more days before we have to stop taking registrations (and confirm the numbers with the hotel), and with the discounted hotel room rates expiring as well, […]

StopAfib.org Names Nine Atrial Fibrillation Experts to Global Medical Advisory Board

StopAfib.org has added nine new atrial fibrillation experts to its Global Medical Advisory Board, which is made up of some of the world’s foremost electrophysiologists, surgeons, cardiologists, neurologists, epidemiologists, and researchers at the forefront of atrial fibrillation research and treatment. See who was recently named, and check out the full list of members, at: StopAfib.org […]

It’s Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month — What Can You Do to Help?

Learn all about what is happening during Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Awareness Month along with what you can do to help. In addition, did you know about the following patient and caregiver resources for all who are concerned about afib? What You Don’t Know About Afib Could Kill You Video Get Started Learning about Afib Guide […]

Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm: Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

Learn how to get in rhythm and stay in rhythm at the Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference that will be held in Dallas on November 2, 2013. The conference is for afib patients, their families, and caregivers, and includes presentations by leading afib experts to provide atrial fibrillation patients with more information about living with afib […]

Dr. James Cox and Mellanie True Hills Receive Physician & Patient Ambassador of the Year Awards

At World Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Day on September 14, 2013, Dr. James Cox received the Global Atrial Fibrillation Alliance Physician Ambassador of the Year Award and Mellanie True Hills received the Global Atrial Fibrillation Alliance Patient Ambassador of the Year Award. Hospital and Industry Ambassador of the Year Awards were also presented. Learn more at […]

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

Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month 2013

What you don’t know about atrial fibrillation could kill you, or a loved one! Atrial fibrillation (also called afib) is an irregular heartbeat (or heart rhythm), and is a major cause of strokes. Having afib increases your stroke risk by 500 percent. In addition, afib can lead to heart failure, dementia, and even Alzheimer’s disease. […]