July 24, 2017

Has Your Insurance Company Forced You to Change Medications?

We’re hearing more and more stories about insurance companies forcing patients to change from medications they are doing well on to less expensive medications, in spite of their wishes or those of their doctors. While that usually is not a problem, we’re hearing about more and more adverse events resulting from these medication changes (non-medical […]

Expert Recommendations for Atrial Fibrillation Screening

Screening for silent atrial fibrillation (afib with no symptoms) in those 65 and over, and treating with blood thinners (anticoagulants), could prevent thousands of strokes worldwide each year according to a top-level panel of experts in today’s issue of Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association. StopAfib.org is part of the AF-SCREEN International Collaboration […]

Register Now for the 2017 Get in Rhythm, Stay in RhythmTM Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

Since closing Super Early Bird registration for the 2017 Get in Rhythm, Stay in RhythmTM Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference (August 4–6), 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 […]

You Can Prevent an Afib-Related Stroke: Sign Up for this Complimentary Webinar Now

As you’re probably aware, the annual Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.TM Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference is this September 16-18 in Dallas, Texas. You may not know that we recently confirmed Elaine Hylek, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Thrombosis & Anticoagulation Service at Boston University Medical Center, and one of the world’s […]

Register Now for the 2016 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

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 […]

Announcing the Dates of the 2016 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

We’re excited to announce that we’ve finalized the dates for the 2016 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference: September 16-18 at the Sheraton DFW Airport in Dallas, Texas. This event is designed to help you take control of your afib. It features the world’s leading atrial fibrillation innovators and pioneers. To […]

Information from the 2016 Atrial Fibrillation Symposium about Blood Thinners and Afib Stroke Prevention

We just put up a blog post over at MyAFibExperience.org, a site co-developed by American Heart Association and StopAfib.org. The post shares some of the information on blood thinners and prevention of afib-related strokes that we gleaned from the recent 2016 Atrial Fibrillation Symposium in Orlando. We hope these nuggets are good food for thought […]

Catheter Ablation Panel with Drs. Kowal, Natale, Marrouche, and Narayan — Video from 2015 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

The Catheter Ablation Panel at the 2015 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference was chaired by Robert C. Kowal, MD, PhD, FHRS, and included: Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS; Nassir Marrouche, MD, FHRS; and Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD. The video of the panel contains two hours of introductory and advanced […]

Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation Task Force Launches Afib Patient Empowerment Materials

For World Stroke Day, the Sign Against Stroke (SAS) in Atrial Fibrillation Task Force launched patient empowerment materials for afib patients, family members, and healthcare providers. StopAfib.org is co-chair of the SAS Task Force and chaired development of these materials. Read more about these patient empowerment materials, which include infographic posters, downloadable PDFs, and videos, […]

Now Enrolling: Atrial Fibrillation Medication Study

A research study is currently enrolling paroxysmal afib patients (those with afib that comes and goes) to evaluate the effectiveness of an experimental drug. The study, being conducted in the US and Canada, will determine how well the study medication reduces the amount of time your heart is in afib. Learn more and see if […]