January 22, 2018

New Patient Profile — Michele Straube to Cross Heart of Alps for Atrial Fibrillation Awareness

Check out the latest patient profile at StopAfib.org. Thanks to a catheter ablation that stopped her atrial fibrillation, Michele Straube, an outdoors enthusiast, will be undertaking an adventure that she is calling “Crossing the Heart of the Alps for Atrial Fibrillation Awareness.” While you’re there, check out all our patient stories.

StopAfib.org releases video with TV Star Susan Lucci about atrial fibrillation and afib stroke risk

StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills with daytime TV star Susan Lucci and her husband Helmut Huber announcing Facing AFib partnership StopAfib.org is proud to participate in the Facing AFib program, which features daytime TV star Susan Lucci and her husband Helmut Huber. More than a decade ago, Huber was diagnosed with afib. Lucci and Huber […]

Full-Body Scans, Federally-Mandated Groping, and Atrial Fibrillation, Oh My!

By Mellanie True Hills I just got home from a one-week multi-city trip and have so much catching up to do. But with the furor over the new airport security screening procedures that have just gone into effect in the US, I have some thoughts that I simply must share before my head explodes. This […]

StopAfib.org joins TV star Susan Lucci and her husband to get serious about atrial fibrillation and stroke

StopAfib.org is excited to announce our participation in FacingAFib, partnering with daytime TV star Susan Lucci, her husband Helmut Huber, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and the National Stroke Association. FacingAFib (www.FacingAFib.com) is a new national education program to improve awareness of Afib and its increased risk of stroke. To learn more, see: TV Star Susan […]

Watch Jerry West and Sen. Bill Frist at AF Stat Atrial Fibrillation Coalition Live Webcast

As a founding member of the AF Stat coalition, StopAfib.org would like to invite you to attend the next AF Stat meeting. You can attend via webcast or in person in Washington, DC. You will get to hear from (and maybe even meet) an illustrious group of speakers, including Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, […]

Washington Post looks at how “atrial fibrillation is easy to find, but evidence on how best to treat it isn’t”

Atrial fibrillation took center stage in a feature story in Tuesday’s Washington Post. The article not only looked at treatment for atrial fibrillation, but also at what afib does to patients. The atrial fibrillation experiences of Mellanie True Hills, founder of StopAfib.org, were included in this story. Read more at: Washington Post Highlights Afib: Atrial […]

An Electrophysiologist Experiences Atrial Fibrillation

We often hear atrial fibrillation patients say that they wish their doctors could experience afib just once so they might better understand what we afib patients go through. Dr. John Mandrola, a Louisville-based electrophysiologist and a bike racer, just shared his story of experiencing atrial fibrillation and how it made him a more empathic doctor. […]

Find Targeted Atrial Fibrillation Discussions for Your Location or Special Interest

If you’re looking for a group of folks who have the kind of atrial fibrillation that you do, check out the StopAfib.org discussion forums. If you are a young afibber, or have valvular afib or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and afib, or if you’re interested in afib and exercise, afib and pregnancy, afib and sleep apnea, or […]

ZDNet Blogger Jennifer Leggio Talks About Living with Atrial Fibrillation

To help raise awareness of afib for Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, Jennifer Leggio (@mediaphyter), well-known ZDNet Social Business blogger, shared what it’s like for a young person to live with afib, having been diagnosed with it in her twenties. Read: From the heart, about the heart: Living with afib

Thank you, Pat Robertson, For Answering This Prayer to Raise Awareness During Atrial Fibrillation Month

Pat Robertson, Founder and Chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), recently had the Convergent Procedure for his atrial fibrillation, which in this case was accompanied by removal of his left atrial appendage. The Convergent Procedure for atrial fibrillation involves radio-frequency surgery followed by a radio-frequency catheter ablation, both of which are done in a […]