April 28, 2017

“A Year Without a Stroke” Atrial Fibrillation Public Service Campaign, From the Alliance for Aging Research

Our friends at the Alliance for Aging Research have kicked off their A Year Without a Stroke public service campaign, which features the real stories of people who have experienced and seen first-hand how serious AFib-related strokes can be. StopAfib.org CEO Mellanie True Hills is pleased to be a part of this campaign, which also […]

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, […]

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. […]

EP Lab Digest Publishes About 2015 Get in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

EP Lab Digest recently published 2015 Get in Rhythm Patient Conference: Helping Afib Patients Get in Rhythm and Stay in Rhythm, authored by StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills. The article talks about the previous successful inaugural Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, including what participants had to say. We have raised […]

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. […]

ESC: Women with atrial fibrillation are undertreated by GPs

This confirms what we already knew… As reported today at the European Society of Cardiology in Amsterdam: “Women with AF receive less anticoagulation treatment than men despite the fact that they are at greater risk of stroke. The new CHA2DS2-VASc score should be used more stringently, especially in women, to optimise their treatment. Treatment of […]

EP Lab Digest Publishes “A Matter of Trust: How to Build Adherence with Afib Patients”

EP Lab Digest recently published A Matter of Trust: How to Build Adherence with Afib Patients, authored by StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills. The article, based on the experiences of hundreds of afib patients, explores why patients don’t follow doctor recommendations and what they recommend doctors do to improve the situation and create trust and […]

WomenHeart Launches National Educational Initiative About Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk for Hispanic Women

On Tuesday, May 14, WomenHeart will launch a new national initiative about afib and stroke risk for Hispanic women. StopAfib.org is honored to be a partner with WomenHeart in this. Here is the announcement from WomenHeart: Join WomenHeart as we launch the first national educational initiative about atrial fibrillation and stroke risk for Hispanic women. […]

Gender Matters: Why Afib Is More Fatal for Women

EP Lab Digest recently published Gender Matters: Why Afib Is More Fatal for Women, authored by StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills. In it, she discussed the research into why atrial fibrillation and afib-related strokes are more deadly for women and what can be done. Topics include: Stroke and bleeding risk assessment tools, including CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, […]