April 28, 2017

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 […]

Living with Afib — 2015 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference Video

The Living with Afib session at the 2015 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference was presented by StopAfib.org Founder and CEO, Mellanie True Hills, who spoke about: • dedicating the conference to Judy Currier • knowing your stroke risk • autoimmune diseases and afib • common issues such as alcohol, […]

Announcing MyAFibExperience.org, from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and StopAfib.org

My AFib Experience™ (www.myafibexperience.org) is an innovative and unique online community that can help people understand atrial fibrillation, learn how to better manage it, and connect with others who also experience it. A collaboration of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and StopAfib.org, with support from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., MyAFibExperience is designed to help people […]

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. […]

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

Counting our Blessings in Supporting the Atrial Fibrillation Patient Community

As we started 2013, and reflected on how blessed we were to touch the lives of so many in 2012, we received two messages almost simultaneously that really touched our hearts and made us realize that we should be sharing these messages. We frequently receive kind and thoughtful messages from folks who have found solutions […]

How Atrial Fibrillation Patients Use Social Media

Mellanie True Hills, founder of StopAfib.org, spoke at the Fifth Annual Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium medical conference. Her remarks are summarized in her patient perspective column in the April 2012 issue of EP Lab Digest. See: How Social Media Helps Educate Afib Patients: An Atrial Fibrillation Patient Perspective Published in EP Lab Digest, April, 2012

Stopping Atrial Fibrillation is Big News, from EP Lab Digest September, 2011

Our September EP Lab Digest Patient Perspective column, Stopping Atrial Fibrillation is Big News!, focuses on activities taking place during Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, including public service announcements featuring daytime TV star Susan Lucci  and former NBA player and general manager Jerry West. It also talks about how Atrial Fibrillation Month came into being. To […]

Atrial Fibrillation Patient Perspective on Better Care, from EP Lab Digest August, 2011

In her first regular Patient Perspective column, which appears in the August issue of EP Lab Digest, StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills explores a concern in the atrial fibrillation patient community that staying in afib long term could be a “death sentence.” In addition, she talks about the upcoming National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, which […]

What Atrial Fibrillation Patients Want Doctors to Know: Bridging the Afib Communications Gap

Mellanie True Hills, founder of StopAfib.org, recently spoke at the Fourth Annual Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium. Many of her remarks to this medical conference are summarized in an article just published in EP Lab Digest. You may wish to share it with family and friends who need to understand what it’s like to live with […]