June 25, 2017

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    

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 […]

Update on the Lariat Device for Prevention of Afib-Related Strokes

Here’s an important article about the Lariat device for closing off the left atrial appendage. Back in March, we reported from the American College of Cardiology that Dr. Natale’s group had reported finding that about one-fourth of Lariat patients had leaks (see bottom of page), some with bad results such as strokes. This new article tells […]

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, […]

For the 9th Annual Atrial Fibrillation Month, StopAfib.org Raises Awareness, Educates, and Names Medical Advisors

For the 9th annual Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, StopAfib.org was part of a collaboration with American Heart Association to raise awareness of afib through a billboard spot in Times Square. We also named new members to our Global Medical Advisory Board and have been publishing the videos from our 2015 National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference. […]

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. […]