May 28, 2017

MyAFibExperience.org Times Square Billboard for National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

We are so excited to announce that MyAFibExperience.org, which was co-created by American Heart Association and StopAfib.org and supported by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, is being promoted in Times Square during National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month in September. Below is a video of it playing in Times Square and below that is what the billboard spot actually looks like onscreen. […]

Videos from 2015 National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference Are Now Available

Just in time for National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month in September, the first videos from our 2015 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference are now available. The first two videos are the: Conference Opening, which is a short 6-minute overview of the conference Overview of Atrial Fibrillation by John D. […]

Videos of Dr. Rob Kowal and Mellanie True Hills on Communicating with Your Doctor and Living with Atrial Fibrillation

At the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, Dr. Robert Kowal and Mellanie True Hills tag-teamed to help patients understand how to communicate with their doctors and how to live with afib. Dr. Kowal first discussed getting the most from your doctor, including who to see and when to see them. […]

Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference Videos Now Available

For those who suffer from an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, getting in rhythm and staying in rhythm can be an elusive goal. Thus, StopAfib.org hosted the first Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference in Dallas on November 2, 2013. At the conference, leading medical experts helped patients, their families, […]

US Atrial Fibrillation Patients Get Free AliveCor iPhone ECG Heart Monitors — Limited Supply, Act Fast

UPDATE: The discount below has expired – see Get a 50% Discount on the iPhone and Android AliveCor Heart Monitor for the current discount. Do you ever wonder if you’re in afib? Now you can check anytime, anywhere, if you have an iPhone 4/4s or iPhone 5. AliveCor is providing Heart Monitors for free to the StopAfib.org […]

New atrial fibrillation patient web site launched by European Society of Cardiology

The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a part of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), has launched the Afibmatters.org web site for atrial fibrillation patients. StopAfib.org was honored to collaborate on this site to help meet patient needs. Learn more at: Atrial fibrillation patient website afibmatters.org launched by European Society of Cardiology

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 […]

Adding Renal Artery Denervation to Atrial Fibrillation Pulmonary Vein Isolation Can Double Success Rates for Afib Patients with High Blood Pressure

Some fascinating new research just reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has shown that atrial fibrillation treatment success more than doubles when patients with medication-resistant high blood pressure [hypertension] and atrial fibrillation have a pulmonary vein isolation catheter ablation augmented by a kidney-related procedure called “renal artery denervation.” To learn more […]

StopAfib.org Founder Mellanie True Hills Interviewed About Atrial Fibrillation at PhRMA 2012

StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills was honored to be interviewed at the recent PhRMA 2012 annual conference regarding atrial fibrillation and the quest to discover the root cause of atrial fibrillation. Watch the video interview, and see other video interviews from PhRMA, at: What will it take to discover the root cause of atrial fibrillation

Guest Post: How to De-Stress

One of the dictionary definitions of stress is “a force that deforms a body.” Anyone with atrial fibrillation understands how stress deforms a body.  Over the long run, stress accumulates, whether by littles (like a taxing commute) or by lots (losing a job, getting a divorce). As we age, we are less and less able […]