July 26, 2017

Does your lifestyle affect your afib?

Have you ever wondered whether your lifestyle can affect your afib, and whether you could make changes that could prevent or slow the progression of afib? If so, we’d like to invite you to listen in on a no-cost webinar playback of my interview with renowned afib genetics expert Dr. Emelia Benjamin. Follow this link […]

Do You Have Persistent or Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation? You May Qualify for the aMAZE Study

If you have persistent or longstanding persistent afib and are considering a catheter ablation, you may qualify to participate in the aMAZE Study. This study is for the purpose of determining if adding the LARIAT procedure before a catheter ablation can help. Learn more about the study at: The aMAZE Study will evaluate the benefits […]

Results of FIRE AND ICE Trial Comparing Cryoballoon and Radiofrequency Catheter Ablations ― Video

In this video interview, Karl-Heinz Kuck, MD talked about what the results of the FIRE AND ICE TRIAL comparing cryoballoon and radiofrequency catheter ablations means for patients and doctors. Watch the video at: Video: FIRE AND ICE Trial with Karl-Heinz Kuck, MD

Survey: How Was Your Atrial Fibrillation Detected?

How was your atrial fibrillation (or atrial flutter) discovered? Please take our brief survey — only 11 quick questions, which should take about a minute — to tell us about how it was found. This survey is a collaboration of StopAfib.org and the Atrial Fibrillation Association. We both greatly appreciate your help. Take the survey […]

Do You Qualify for the DEEP Study of a Minimally-Invasive Atrial Fibrillation Treatment?

The DEEP (Dual Epicardial and Endocardial Procedure) research study is designed to establish a safe and reliable minimally-invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation. Patients may receive compensation for participating. If you have afib, you may qualify to participate. Learn more at: DEEP Study to Evaluate Safety and Effectiveness of Minimally-Invasive Atrial Fibrillation Treatment    

How Can You Help to Unlock the Genetics of Atrial Fibrillation in Non-Caucasians?

Dr. Patrick Ellinor, along with his genetic research group at Harvard Medical School and at the Broad Institute in Boston, has revolutionized what we know about the genetics of afib. StopAfib.org is proud to have helped with this research. Thus far, most of the data that has been collected has been from individuals of European […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]