April 28, 2017

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Managing AF Risk Factors Panel with Drs. Wilber, Redline, and Link — Video from 2015 AF Patient Conference

The Managing AF Risk Factors Panel at the 2015 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference included David J. Wilber, MD, FHRS speaking about the impact of Obesity, Diabetes, and Hypertension on Atrial Fibrillation; Susan Redline, MD, MPH speaking about Sleep Apnea as a Hidden Trigger for AF; and Mark S. […]

Dr. Lakkireddy Discusses Yoga for Atrial Fibrillation and Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion — Video

At the recent Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2014, we did a two-part video interview with Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. In part one, he discusses left atrial appendage occlusion and the LAALA-AF (Left Atrial Appendage Ligation and Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation) Registry. In part two, he explores the effects of yoga, including whether yoga can delay the transition […]

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. […]

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 […]

Traditional Heart Disease Risk Factors Account for Half of Black-White Racial Disparity in Stroke

Although the total number of stroke deaths declined by more than 50 percent between 1978 and 2006, racial disparities in stroke deaths have remained and efforts to eliminate health disparities have been unsuccessful. Between ages 45 and 65, blacks are 2 to 3 times more likely to die from stroke than whites, but we haven’t […]

Can Avoiding Dehydration Prevent Atrial Fibrillation “Holiday Heart Syndrome”?

Featured at Grand Rounds: Health Tips at USATODAY.com The holidays seem to bring on lots of atrial fibrillation, often attributed to a condition called “Holiday Heart Syndrome”, which is supposedly caused by consuming too much alcohol and caffeine during the holidays. This year, can we avoid afib caused by Holiday Heart Syndrome? I think so, […]